NATO Festival Banquet​​

“Celebrating NATO’s 70th Anniversary”

Member/Military/NATO Registration $55
Table of 8: $500
Non-Member Registration $65
Table of 8: $500
Student Registration $30
Table of 8: $225 

Monday, April 29, 2019​​

6:30 Reception. 7:30 Dinner, 8:15 Program
Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 E Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510


  1. Why attend
    Each year, in coordination with Norfolk NATO Festival, the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads hosts a NATO Festival Banquet, which is one of our most successful and highly attended signature events. This program consists of a reception and dinner followed by an address of an important figure (or figures) in the NATO community.
  2. The topic The topic
    Ambassador Hutchison will address the importance of the Transatlantic Link on NATO’s 70th Anniversary as the most successful alliance in history and the future of increasing challenges to security and prosperity.


  1. US NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison
    US NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison
    Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison was sworn in as the Permanent Representative of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on August 15, 2017. From 1993-2013, she served as a U.S. Senator from Texas and was also elected to a Senate leadership position. Ambassador Hutchison gained extensive international experience and developed a deep understanding of NATO as a Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. She also served as Chairman of the Military Construction Subcommittee and as a Member of the Defense Subcommittee on the Senate Appropriations Committee. She served two terms as Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Prior to assuming her duties, Ambassador Hutchison was a prominent attorney at Bracewell, LLP, an established international law firm in Dallas, Texas. Ambassador Hutchison also served in the Texas House of Representatives, as the Texas State Treasurer, and as Vice Chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. Ambassador Hutchison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.


  1. MON 04/29
    6:30 PM
    Registration opens
  2. 7:30 PM
  3. 8:15 PM


Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 E Main St.

Norfolk, VA 23510