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International Leaders Announce Planning Of 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball

Ambassadors Come Together to Salute President and Promote Diplomacy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prominent international leaders join to present the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball. This exclusive black-tie affair will be Monday, January 21, 2013 at The Mead Center for American Theater, Home of the Arena Stage at 1101 6th Street SW. From 7:00 PM-1:00 AM, representatives from nearly 200 nations will converge on the Nation's Capital to celebrate the reelection of United States President Barack Obama with decadent food, premier entertainment and ceremonial dance.


The Ambassadors Ball will host the most prominent luminaries of international politics, business and entertainment. Special invited guests include President and First Lady Michelle Obama, Heads of State, ambassadors, dignitaries, consuls general and other embassy officials from around the world. The event will attract members of the United States Congress, State Department officials, cabinet members and other appointees.

The 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball: Promoting International Peace, Unity & Diplomacy will be the first inaugural ball hosted exclusively by the international community. With over 2,000 expected guests, this soiree will be one of the most memorable inauguration events. Host committee members representing a myriad of diverse races, religions, cultures and countries have partnered to present this event, including; Ambassadors to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Kosovo, Morocco, Cyprus and the Republic of Botswana.

"The Ambassadors Ball will provide a monumental opportunity to congratulate the President on his reelection and honor his unwavering commitment to promoting peace and diplomacy throughout the world," said Her Excellency Dr. Tebelelo Seretse, Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States and Canada.

"In addition to saluting President Obama, this historic event will recognize the critical roles that ambassadors perform every day to promote peace and diplomacy as well as garner support for humanitarian causes," said Host Committee Co-Chair and Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan. "With the world's attention focused squarely on Washington, D.C. and the inaugural activities, we hope to use the occasion to bring much needed attention to the pressing issues plaguing our world, including poverty, human trafficking, AIDS, global warming, lack of medical care, and food security," he added.

Proceeds from the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball will support various domestic and international non-profit organizations, working diligently to make a difference in the lives of people in need and training our next generation of global leaders. "We are pleased to offer financial assistance to worthy organizations," said His Excellency Robert Shumake, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Botswana to the United States. "We welcome the support of corporate and philanthropic interests willing to invest in these worthwhile groups and causes."

The Ambassadors Ball has premier sponsorship packages available. Sponsorship of the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball provides an excellent means to contribute to the worldwide humanitarian efforts being supported. For information about the Ambassadors Ball and sponsorship packages, contact event manager Elite Socialite Events, LLC at (202) 594-3151 or  [email protected].

Media inquiries contact Sr. Event Publicist Trea Davenport of Trea Day PR at (678) 327-8281 or [email protected]. Purchase tickets at

@AmbassadorBall #AmbassadorBall #AMBall2013


AMB2013 Producer of the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball; the quintessential celebration of diplomacy among diverse races, religions, cultures and countries. AMB2013 promulgated peace and humanity for mankind and sets aside political views and aligning with domestic and international partners that celebrate global peace.

Event Contact:
Tyrone D. Sanders Jr., Esq.
Elite Social Events, LLC
(248) 790-5620
[email protected] 

Press Contact:
Trea Davenport
Trea Day Management & Publicity
(678) 327-8281
[email protected]

SOURCE Embassy to the Republic of Botswana

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