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  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Site of the 2016 PDI-POA Education Forum

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Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association

Founded in 2002, Protocol & Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA) is an international association of protocol professionals dedicated to issues of protocol service to our communities. It was established at the first international protocol meeting held at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. Our Board of Directors and Honorary Advisors are individuals respected in the field worldwide for their protocol expertise.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of collective expertise, training, information, and advice regarding internationally and nationally accepted rules of protocol. We are committed to facilitating communication, understanding, and cooperation between individuals, governments and cultures.

Membership is open to professionals in the field of protocol who currently serve, or have served in the past, as protocol officers for any level of government (federal/national, state/province, county, city or military) museums or cultural institutions, universities and colleges (public or private), corporations or international trade organizations. Our international membership currently hails from twelve countries.

Discover the benefits of becoming a member of PDI-POA. Visit the Membership link at the left or download it by clicking PDI_POA_Digital_Flyer_2016

Who Are Protocol Officers? We Are!


Protocol professionals from Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Canada, Chad, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and the United States gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA for the 2015 PDI-POA International Education Forum. The forum represented a diverse gathering of protocol professionals who attend for education, to gain new skills and network. PDI-POA was honored to be addressed by the Governor of Utah, the Honorable Gary Herbert. Pictured above are 2015 Forum participants at the Natural History Museum of Utah located in the foothills overlooking Salt Lake City.

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