It has been held to be as reasonable for the convention to be held in Bermuda as it is for the convention to be held within the North American area.
The USA requires all Bermudians, US citizens working in Bermuda or elsewhere abroad and others who have any stocks and shares or real estate or any financial interest in the USA to file US Tax returns, the only country in the world to to so. Written in part to celebrate Bermuda's 400th anniversary in 2009.
The most recent assignment for Ms Koenig, who joined the US Department of State in 1993, was as the cultural attach at the US Embassy in Moscow.
She oversaw one of the US Governments largest public diplomacy programmes overseas, which included academic and professional exchanges, grants programmes, English language activities, and film and speaker programmes.
Her other overseas posts have also focused on public diplomacy programming and included Pretoria, Berne and Berlin.
In Washington, she spent five years in the Bureau for Education and Cultural Affairs, as well as serving as the political desk officer for Ireland and Northern Ireland.