October 5, 2017 Words of Acknowledgement and Appreciation

Words of Acknowledgement and Appreciation

The ENFiD2017 Conference and General Assembly Team wishes to sincerely thank every participant, speaker, facilitator and guest for contributing to a highly satisfactory exchange on migration and development.
Congratulations to ENFiD-Germany and ENFiD Europe Teams who zealously worked to materialize agreed plans with meager resources.
No doubt, kung sama sama, kayang kaya! Our Team work and unity as an organisation is paving a bright path for the future course of ENFiD.
God bless us all!

Betsy von Atzigen
ENFiD Chairperson 2017

In behalf of ENFiD-GERMANY TEAM, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you who helped us making this ENFiD European Conference for Overseas Filipinos 2017 a memorable and successful one!!! Maraming maraming Salamat po!!!
ENFiD EUROPE Board of Directors
ENFiD Exec. Director Rohlee de Guzman
Ambassador Melita Sta. Maria-Thomeczek, Philippine Embassy-Berlin
Mr. Heinz-Peter Heidrich, Consul General, ad honorem NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA
Milagros R. Wandelt, Consular Assistant NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

Conference Speakers & Facilitators:

Assistant Secretary Grace Princesa, Department of Foreign Affairs
HE Ambassador Nathaniel Imperial, Philippine Embassy-Tel-Aviv
CFO Interim Officer in Charge Ms Regina Galias
Atty. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, UN Special Rapporteur
Ms Estrella ‘Mai’ Añonuevo, Executive Director, Atikha, Convenor of PinoyWISE and Board of Trustees of OWWA
Ms Melanie Cuizon-Baturi ALA EH
Ms Leila Rispens-Noel, Director and co-founder of WIMLER Hongkong and WIMLER Philippines
Dr. Juan E. Dayang Jr., Chargé d’affaires, a.i., Embassy of the Philippines in Prague, Czech Republic
Ms Marison Rodriguez ENFiD Vice Chair
Ms Mary Grace Schardin ENFiD-Germany PR
Dr. Tina Liamzon of Ateneo-LSE


ENFiD Country Representative and their Members

United Kingdom: Christian Estrada
Switzerland: Joanna Arca-Wennstroem
Austria: Mae Cayir/ Marizel Rojas
Czech Republic: Michelle Marquez
Denmark: Filomineta Hoelgsholm/Ana Navarro
France: Dennis Mana-ay
Italy: Pia Abucay
The Netherlands: Tess Ramakers-Badana
Norway: Luz Bergesen
Sweden: Liza Pedersen
And to other countries who can’t make it to come:
Iceland, Ireland, Israel and Romania


Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Embassy of the Philippines Berlin
Phil. Consulate General Essen
Bank Bistum Essen
Kunst Gallery: Ver Cuizon
Rene Robles
Aris Bagtas
Juwelier Hutz: Norie Hutz
Mama Sita‘s: Maite Dittke
Filipina Women’s Network Norway
Leonor Vintervoll
Century Properties: Ma. Antoniette Lizardo
ASEAN World Travel
Get Well Travel: Elsa Grefaldio
Air Travel Ufer: Manuela Ufer
Ed Alejandrino
De Bienes Enterprise
LBC Cargo: Per Brechelt
Christian Estrada
Pinoy Webshop.nl
GUNREV Studios
ENFiD Czech Republic
ENFiD Swiss
ENFiD Netherlands
ENFiD Belgium
Lipperton S.R.O.
Dorie Poloczek
Evelyn Mueschen
Maite Dittke
CK Arca
Conference Moderator: Pia Abucay-Gonzales
Conference Facilitators
Conference Documentation Team
Conference Photographers:
Evelyn Mueschen
Tessie Wilms
Ric Gacayan: Promotional Web Posters
Father Abel Carloman
CK Arca
Pipos Band
St. Alfrid, Essen-Kettwig
Hotel Van Der Falk Gladbeck

Conference Volunteers:

Mae, Tanja, Chris, Leng, Johnjohn, Marivic, Rheynan.
Special mention to Wendell Adrian Schardin!!!
ENFiD Friends who supported us by buying Raffle Tickets and made an effort to attend and celebrate with us our Cultural/Gala Night.
Special mention to Ms Grace Schardin for her dedication and for being always there for us, 24 hours, to keep this event moving!
And lastly, to those who in one way or another have supported us to make this event possible.

Maraming maraming Salamat!
Vielen vielen Dank!!!
Hope to see you all again next year in France!!!

Rodrigo “Oggie” Maristela
ENFiD Board Member/ENFiD-Germany Honorary Board Member


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