Moscow is renowned for its many balls and gala events, one even more spectacular than the next. But if you ask members of the International Womenâs Club of Moscow about their favourite ball, you will receive one unanimous answer: they are all eagerly looking forward to the IWC Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball.
The Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball â or EDB in short â is one of the largest fundraising events organized by the IWC and the proceeds go to numerous local charity projects that are monitored by the Clubâs Charity Board. Last spring the EDB was organized for the 18th year in a row and the 2014 edition of this unique event was a grand success: all tickets were sold out, fundraising objectives were more than achieved with over 1.3 million roubles in proceeds, and 300 guests had an unforgettable evening.
What makes the EDB different from the many other events organized in Russiaâs bustling capital? As the name reveals, the EDB is not just a ball: for most guests the evening begins with an elegant dinner at one of the hosting embassies or diplomatic residences in Moscow. It goes without saying that the quality of the food is excellent, but it is the warm hospitality and the welcoming atmosphere that guests find outstanding and still talk about months after the event takes place.
For the previous edition of the EDB the embassies of Angola, Chile, Egypt, India, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland, Uruguay and the USA hosted dinners that exceeded all expectations. For many guests the event is a once in a lifetime opportunity to step beyond the walls of an embassy or residence, meet the diplomats and their families, and discover a slice of that countryâs culture right here in Moscow.
After having enjoyed an excellent dinner, everybody gathers at a central location for the second part of the evening, filled with music and dance. In 2014 the art deco ballroom of Hotel Metropol was the beautiful setting for the ball, where ladies in stunning evening gowns and gentlemen dressed in their black-tie outfits meet friends, while sipping festive cocktails and wines from all over the world. Live entertainment keeps the dance floor full, and the charity raffle and silent auction are known to create extra excitement thanks to the luxurious items involved.
The 19th Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball will take place in March 2015 and it promises to be an edition to expectantly look forward to: under the lead of Ms Afrah Alfaddaghi, IWC President and spouse of the Ambassador of Kuwait, the IWC is determined to organize an event that is unequalled, both for guests that have wonderful memories of previous EDBs and for those who are about to be enchanted for the first time.
For more information about the IWC and its most remarkable charity event, including ticket sales details, please visit www.iwcmoscow.ru.