WHAT WE DO
The IACC’s events cradle the Italian American professional community, network its members and mobilize business activity.
The IACC holds regular networking events at restaurants and venues throughout Chicago. In addition to providing a comfortable environment to network with fellow business professionals, these events feature prominent keynote speakers.
Exclusive Industry Events
In addition to the general networking events, the IACC hosts industry-only events; open solely to professionals within the field and occasionally select members of the press. Recent past industry-only events have included those in the food/beverage/restaurant, fine jewelry/fashion, and architectural/interior design industries.
Each year, the IACC hosts multiple trade missions to and from Italy for members in various industry sectors.
Since 2007, the IACC has organized and hosted this annual three-day event created to foster business relationships between Italy and the United States and to educate the public about authentic Italian culture. Over 150 exhibitors from varying industries display their products, while over 26,000 attendees enjoy fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, food and wine tastings and musical performances among other forms of entertainment (www.italianexpo.us).
Annual Gala and Awards Dinner
The IACC’s black-tie gala occurs each year to honor top Italian and Italian-American business professionals. More than 500 successful businessmen and women, delegates and representatives from both Italy and the United States attend this formal event.
Past honorary guests include Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne in 2008 and both Academy Award Winner Earnest Borgnine and Chicago-born actor Dennis Farina in 2009.
Every summer the IACC hosts a golf outing for members, creating both a day of entertainment and an easy atmosphere for meeting other business professionals.