Your Primary Professional Network in Washington, DC




A November 2011 article in The Economist ("Contact Sports") stated that "in the rarefied world of the corporate board, a good network matters."  The article went on to mention that executives with 400 contacts are, on average, paid 6 percent more than those with 200.  For non-executives, the gap is 14 percent. 

The Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, LLC (WIPG) is the premier organization that introduces mid- to high-level professionals in the DC Metropolitan area to newly appointed Ambassadors from around the world, as well as newly elected Members of Congress.  We hold monthly networking events as a means of providing professionals extended exposure and access to key policy makers in the city.



As the demand for strategic partnerships and stronger networks with private and public sector groups continues to grow, it is clear that a need exists for DC-based professionals to expand their contacts among other key policy makers, business executives, political and community leaders. 

In the current economic times, DC-based professionals will need to depend on such contacts to obtain valuable information in the most cost-effective manner to ensure the best decisions are made when carrying out their business plans and policy goals. 

With the election of new members in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, the demand to interact with the Freshman Class of this Congress becomes even more apparent. WIPG can help you develop and organize Congressional Meet and Greets, staff briefings, and fly-in activities specifically designed for your needs that would allow for the continued growth of your contacts in Congress at very little cost.




Networking is the best way to find your next job, especially since the vast majority of job openings are never advertised.  They are usually filled via word of mouth.  Unfortunately, many job seekers are hesitant to take advantage of networking opportunities because they feel it is a waste of time, nor do they recognize the value of making key necessary contacts.  But networking is not a useless excercise—it’s about building relationships. As you look for a new job, these relationships can provide much-needed feedback, advice, and support.


Networking may sound difficult, or even intimidating—especially when it comes to
finding a job or asking for help—but it doesn’t have to be. Networking can be
rewarding, and even fun.  It can be a useful tool even if you are new to the DC area and do not know that many people. 


Networking Penthouse Reception (Invitations Pending)

Hosted by WIPG and WIPG Member Michael Ramos (Rotary International)

Featuring:  Members of the Diplomatic Community

September 2019

Bethesda, MD


Message from His Excellency Edward Y. Sawerengera, the Ambassador of the Embassy of Malawi to the United States of America

The Embassy of the Republic of Malawi, in collaboration with Nyasa Mining Cooperative Society Limited (NMCSL), will be hosting a very first ever "Malawi Gemstones and Mineral Exhibition" in Washington, DC on September 17, 2019 at the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Business to Business (B2B) meetings on September 18, 2019 between 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Malawi is very rich in genstones and mineral specimens but not adequately marketed at the international level especially in North America, and in particular, the United States of America.  There have been situations where Malawi gemstones and minerals have been presented, exhibited and sold as from our neighboring countries, NMSCL feels duty bound to correct this unfortunate development through exhibitions and participation of international gemstone fairs but also more B2B meetings.


In this exhibit, we will be showing casing some of Malawi's finest gemstones and minerals (rough as well as cut and polished) such as:  aquamarines, tourmaline, garnets, citrines, amethyst, agate, corundum, aegerines, scapolite, quartz, rugy and many others and some locally made jewelry.


In light of this, we would like to invite those of you who may be interested in the said sector and possibly partnering and doing business with the Nyasa Mining Cooperative Society Limited for the same.


Those interested in participating in the exhibition as well as having B2B meetings with the NMCSL should RSVP and send their requests for the meeting to Ms. Alinafe Chikonde through email at or telephone at 1-202-721-0270 ext. 576.


For any further inquiries, please contact Ms. Chikonde at

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