Howard Gutman was invited by Rabbi Levi Shemtov, the head of Friends of American Lubavitch, to attend the lighting of the National Menorah on the Mall. While at the ceremony, Howard had the opportunity to briefly meet the new Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
This same day Howard Gutman attended the annual Pilgrim Luncheon at The Palm with Senator Warner and Governor-elect McCauliffe.
Howard later went to Belgium where he attended an Exmar Board meeting. Exmar is a “diversified and independent shipping group serving the international gas and oil industry.”
Afterward, he flew to Hong Kong where he had meetings with Chinese businesses. Howard then attended a reception in Hong Kong on December 6th for Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
Howard Gutman will soon return to Belgium on December 21 to attend the wedding of Peter Van Rompuy, the son of our friend President Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council (of Prime Ministers).