The Embassy of Hungary in Washington, DC and Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi hosted an invitation-only gala dinner on Wednesday, September 28 for attendees of the 8th Annual CEPA Forum as well as in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight.

On Wednesday, September 28, the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, DC hosted the CEPA Forum Gala Dinner commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. Keynote speeches were delivered by Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi, Deputy State Secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of  Foreign Affairs and Trade Kristóf Altusz, CEPA President Wess Mitchell and State Department Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, Ambassador Daniel Fried. Altogether 100 distinguished guests attended the seated dinner, including CEPA Chairman Larry Hirsch, Former Prime Minister of Poland Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Lithuanian Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis, State Secretary of the Slovakian Ministry of  Foreign Affairs and Trade Lukas Parizek, State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy Robin Dunnigan, Former Secretary of U.S. Army and Former Congressman John M. McHugh, as well as Ambassadors and other senior officials from the Central Eastern European region.

The 8th Annual CEPA Forum, organized by the Center for European Policy Analysis – a D.C.-based nonprofit group – took place between September 28-29 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel and the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC. In total, over 500 guests attended the exclusive event. For more information, please visit the website of the CEPA Forum.

To view a photo album of both events, please click HERE.