The Smoke & Pepper restaurant at Andaz Singapore was abuzz on Tuesday as Diplomatic Network (Asia) hosted August’s iteration of the DNA networking lunch.
The event drew diverse attendees for a relaxed, meaningful gathering marked by insightful discussions and networking opportunities.
This time, the topic of culture, one of DNA’s main pillars, was the table’s centerpiece of discussion.
The occasion was graced with cultural attaches from both the Embassy of Hungary in Singapore, represented by Nemeth Zita, and the US Embassy in Singapore, represented by Alison Bassi.
Both diplomats shared with the rest of the attendees their experiences about their stay in Singapore. They also spoke of some of the activities they carry out as part of their diplomatic responsibilities.
Denise Pereira, director of Europe & Central Asia at the Singaporean Ministry of Trade & Industry, was also present. Pereira offered DNA’s distinguished guests some insight into the world of trade.
Pereira explained her various duties at the ministry and her experiences abroad. Given the luncheon’s emphasis on collaboration, Pereira’s expertise in trade was particularly relevant.
Among the other guests were Juan Jimenez, executive director of restaurant Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore; Brenda Chow, the senior marketing & PR manager of camera company Leica Camera Asia Pacific; and Tiffany Yiap, associate business development director at Truescope, a Singapore-based company involved in media intelligence technology.
As is customary at DNA networking lunches, the food was accompanied by a selection of fine wines courtesy of the South African Wine Cellar.