GERMANY AROUND THE WORLD July, 2017 The Ireland Funds Germany held its annual Charity Dinner at The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe at the invitation of the Institute’s Chief Executive Officer David Grant. The Institute’s headquarters are at the historic Irish College in Leuven, Belgium. The event was arranged in conjunction with IFG’s close partner, the German-Irish Lawyers and Business Association (GILBA). Event highlights included an evening talk by Alexander Count Lambsdorff, Vice-President of the European Parliament, in the College’s picturesque gardens on the Friday before the dinner and a guided tour through Leuven on Saturday morning which provided insights into the history of the city. The Ireland Funds Germany Chairman Elmar Conrads-Hassel and Board Member Dr. Ursula Hassel hosted the event. They were delighted to welcome Guests of Honor Irish Ambassador to Germany Michael Collins and his wife Marie. The Ireland Funds Germany Gala and Dinner 1 4 7 8 2 5 9 3 6 1 Amb. Michael Collins, Alexander Count Lambsdorff, Elmar Conrads-Hassel 2 Dr Ursula Hassel & Elmar Conrads-Hassel, Marie Collins & Amb. Michael Collins 3 David Grant 4 Musicians Susanne Finn and Marcus Metz 5 A tour through Leuven 6 Duncan Grehan, Udo Lauterborn 7 Susanne Finn on the uilleann pipes 8 Amb. Michael Collins 9 Guests gathered in the gardens of the Historic Irish College connect 2018 • 95