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2016 Global Vision Award Gala

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Date(s) - 11/30/2016
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Columbia Marriott


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The Columbia World Affairs Council is pleased to announce that South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley will receive the 2016 Global Vision Award. This is the 23rd year the Columbia World Affairs Council has presented the award to a leader whose contributions have made a significant impact on South Carolina to help project the state globally.

This elegant evening is a celebration of Columbia’s global relationships and visibility, as well as an opportunity to mingle with prominent members of the Midlands’ international community and key players in international affairs. Join us for the black-tie gala dinner – a wine and cocktail reception will precede the dinner and award ceremony. All proceeds support the Columbia World Affairs Council.

“Governor Haley has been an outstanding leader in connecting South Carolina to the global economy,” says Columbia World Affairs Council Board of Directors Chair Bob Coble. “Her record for recruiting investment into South Carolina from the world is second to none.”

The Global Vision Award was established in 1994, and the first recipient was Gov. Carroll A. Campbell. Last year, the honor went to University of South Carolina President Dr. Harris Pastides. For more information about the Global Vision Award, please visit columbiaworldaffairs.org.

The Columbia World Affairs Council was established in 1993 to raise awareness of international activities in the Midlands, help people connect across the region, bring distinguished speakers and foreign diplomats to Columbia to address international issues, and create a bridge to build new international relationships. The Council administers the sister-city program for the City of Columbia and is a member of the Washington-based World Affairs Councils of America and Sister Cities International.