Brussels-born Frederic de Pryck is a multilingual engineer with
long experience in international company management at CEO
level, and business consultancy .
As the Representative of the State of Utah in Europe from 1994
to 2014, he visited many European countries to assist Utah
companies finding business partners in Europe.
During these trips he was often struck by the large differences
in culture and business etiquette among and even within
He always shared these insights with the businessmen and
women involved, to help them build more effective and pleasant
relationships with their business partners throughout the
With the growing appreciation of its value, this approach is now
recognized as "Business or Economic Diplomacy".
Frederic de Pryck recently joined the Cercle International Diplomatique et Consulaire" (CIDIC), which promotes Economic Diplomacy. He serves as Chairman of the CIDIC Steering
Committee and, on behalf of CIDIC, as Internal Tutor at the Brussels Academy of Diplomacy.
"If you give respect, you will be respected. If you offend, you will be offended"