The evening will begin promptly at 8pm with a welcome drink.
Baroness Mia Doornaert will subsequently take the floor for an introductory session on the current US presidential elections. Baroness Mia Doornaert is a foreign affairs and diplomatic editor at De Standaard. She is known and appreciated for her lucid, sharp and sometimes controversial opinions and her expertise in respect of the American political landscape.
Subsequently, she will lead and moderate a panel discussion with Mr. Lode Beckers and Mr. Duane Schulthess.
Mr. Lode Beckers is an international financier and banker who after a 28-year corporate banking career with Citibank in 7 countries moved on to become a board member in two private banks – in Belgium and France – while founding LOBO NV, a fund management firm and consulting firm focusing on Euro-related strategic and organizational matters.
Mr. Duane Schulthess is commercial director at Science Business, and was until recently Director of Corporate Relationships at The Wall Street Journal Europe.
Sufficient time will be allotted to allow the public to actively participate in this discussion.
The panel discussion will finish around 10 p.m. The invitees will subsequently have the opportunity to prolong the evening by joining the exclusive American Club’s Election Night in the hotel.
One room will be reserved for debates. From 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Republicans & Democrats will debate on the reasons why their candidate should win the presidential campaign. From 11 p.m. to 12 p.m. prominent personalities and senior journalists (WSJ Europe) will analyze what the night’s result might mean for the US and Europe. As of 12 p.m. the first results will come in and commented upon. Continuous live CNN coverage is available throughout the night.
Another room will be reserved for a “more informal coverage” of the elections: US Food & Beverages, live band playing, US wine tastings.
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