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An Experts' Guide to International Protocol

Best Practices in Diplomatic and Corporate Relations

Gilbert Monod de Froideville Mark Verheul

298 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Although modern life grows increasingly casual, in many sectors, protocol still reigns supreme. An Expert's Guide to International Protocol offers an overview of its associated practices, including those found within the context of diplomatic relations and the business world. Focusing on a wide range of countries and cultures, the book covers topics like seating arrangements, the history and use of flags, ceremonies, invitations and dress codes, and gifts and decorations. Throughout, influential diplomatic, business, cultural, and sports figures share their own experiences with protocols around the world.
Author Bio
Gilbert Monod de Froideville served for more than seventeen years as Master of Ceremonies of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. He also served as Consul General in Chicago, worked in the Middle East as a consultant at one of the Royal Courts and is the Director of Protocol International. Mark Verheul is Head of Protocol of The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. He also worked in different capacities at the "Protocolbureau", the Dutch Royal Household and the Royal Hashemite Court in Jordan.