The year of foundation

The idea to form a club grew out of a friendship and during a golf round sometime in autumn of 2000.  The former Spanish Ambassador, H.E. Raimundo Perez Hernandez y Torra, narrated about his experiences in Geneva, particularly during a regular round of golf with diplomats and business representatives.

At hole 2 in Golf Club Schloss Ebreichsdorf, the former Philippine Ambassador Victor Garcia III, after a fulminating drive, enthusiastically provoked: „Let’s form a special club in Vienna!“

And so the “Club Diplomatie & Wirtschaft” was founded among 20 initial members in spring of 2001 at the residence of the Spanish Ambassador in Vienna.

Since then, the main goal has been to provide a platform that brings together the Ambassadors accredited in Vienna and their deputies with the representatives of the Austrian economy in a friendly atmosphere.