HB stands for – Hido Biscevic, a recognised Croatian diplomat, author, and journalist.
Diplomatic Country Club stands for a renovated rustic country house near the Croatian capital Zagreb, under the fabulous Plesivica Hills and vineyard slopes, with all the facilities for meetings, workshops, dining, debate panels and wellness relaxation.
HB DCC thus stands for a unique place where in a secluded, homy and intimate ambiance diplomats, business people, journalists, public servants and other interested participants and guests can meet, get together and engage in an informal, academic and freewheeling discussion; expand their insight into relevant international issues; wine and dine with guests from different diplomatic or business circles; or simply enjoy and relax in the wellness facilities or indulge in the riches of the local gastro scene.
After having completed his professional career, spanning from foreign affairs journalism to serving at wide range of national and international diplomatic posts, HB decided to set up the DCC in an attempt to offer a forum for panels, debates or simple get togethers in an enjoyable atmosphere of a renovated rustic village wooden house near the township of Jastrebarsko, a place in itself symbolic and inspiring. There is probably no other region in Croatia where so many important political and religious leaders, authors, artistist and public figures have come from, or lived and worked there: Alojzije Stepinac, Vladko Macek, Franjo Kuharic, Antun Bauer, Tadija Smiciklas, David Starcevic, Ivana Brlic Mazuranic, Ljubo Babic… To a great extent HB DCC as a concept has been inspired by the legacy of such a great gallery of historical leaders, artists and intellectuals.