Winternational Returns for 7th Embassy Showcase

Diplomatic displays from 56 countries will be featured.

Ambassadors at 2016 Winternational. Photo by Tony Powell

Have you ever wanted to visit countries like Brazil, Singapore and Morocco in one trip? What about one afternoon? Washington residents will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in world cultures this Thursday at Winternational. The embassy showcase, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

A signature event for the Center since 2012, Winternational aims to connect Washingtonians with their cultures, foster dialogue and generate business opportunities. This year’s will feature 56 unique embassies represented by diplomats ranging from Afghanistan to Vietnam, set up in a global marketplace-like setting. Diplomats will share crafts, food, art and tourism and travel exhibits from their respective countries with visitors in the Center’s Atrium and Atrium Hall. Public remarks will also be made by TCMA’s CEO and VP Global Business Development.

Miss Ghana Tourism Paulina Clark at Winternational 2016. Photo by Tony Powell

Originally built to foster diplomacy and build connections, the Reagan Building is an ideal fit as Winternational’s venue. With an open format throughout and numerous countries to experience, visitors can essentially ‘travel the world’ within the afternoon. More than 3,000 guests attended last year’s Winternational, which featured 39 embassies. Thanks to participating embassies’ growth, this year’s will surely draw a crowd excited to learn.

Sri Lankan mask. Photo by Tony Powell. 2016 Winternational.

Winternational will be held from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Thursday, December 6. Registration is available at itcdc.com.

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