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Named one of Washington’s Top 100 Events in 2018 by BizBash

2019 Honorees

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
(NATO)

Distinguished International Leadership Award

ADRIENNE ARSHT

Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council
Distinguished Service Award

Introduced by: Alonzo Mourning

CHRISTINE LAGARDE

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Distinguished International Leadership Award

Introduced by: Ivanka Trump

FREDERICK W. SMITH

Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation
Distinguished Business Leadership Award

Introduced by: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Past Distinguished Leadership Awards Highlights

Tue, May 3, 2016

Former Defense Secretary Gates to America: ‘Reject Isolationism’

More than 750 guests from fifty countries, including former heads of state and government, legislators, Obama administration officials, nearly forty Ambassadors, business executives, media, and civil society leaders attended the awards ceremony.

Distinguished Leadership Awards by Ashish Kumar Sen