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. Ambassador Raimundo Perez Hernandez y Torra talked about his experiences in Geneva, in particular a regular round of golf with diplomats and business representatives.

At hole 2 (Handicap 1) in Golf Club Schloss Ebreichsdorf, the former Filipino ambassador Victor Garcia III, after a fulminating drive, enthusiastically provoked: „Let’s be a club in Vienna!“

And so the “Club Diplomatie & Wirtschaft” was founded among 20 initial members in the 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 representatives of the Austrian economy in a friendly atmosphere.