Tuesday, October 12, 1999

It was a GoodYear

Meanwhile, the Luxembourg American Chamber of Commerce hosted an evening with Crown Prince Henri and Crown Princess Maria Teresa for the 1999 Luxembourg American Business Award at the Plaza Hotel, also on Thursday, October 21st. Each table was named after a castle and the new media set was gathered around at the Hesperange table. That vivacious Jerry Seeman of Luxcore invited me and I had the opportunity to dine with the dashing Marco Sgreccia who is the executive director of MediaPort Luxembourg, the government media and communications development agency. Albert Crane of Salon.com and Ellen Auwater, who arrived after attending the ever-brilliant animator-web-creator-professor Clay Shirky's engagement party, were also guests at the table. Pierre Wiltzius of Bell Labs Lucent Technologies and Robert Coles of Qua Sys were lively and engaging, as I chatted with them after the awards ceremony. Although he couldn't be present, this small but prosperous country honored Samir Gibara, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Goodyear Tire & Rubber company for their 50-year anniversary in Luxembourg. Afterwards, we all went out to find a place to go dancing, but ended up at the Pierre for drinks.