MEMBERSHIP: Benefits Program 2016-2017

The Italy America Chamber of Commerce South East Is glad to inform you that

New Membership Benefits Program 2016-17 soon will be available!
We are happy to announce that this year we will once again be able to offer Discounts, and special offers available to all IACCSE members.
As we are working on creating our new Members to Members benefitspresentation for you we kindly ask you, if interested, to take part of this valuable opportunity.
The IACC encourages you to offer privileged pricing and exclusive discounts to all our Members with the goal of fostering business relationships among other members. Discounts offers must be valid from March 2016 through December 2017 without exceptions.
If interested in presenting your offer please contact:
Ms. Arianna Chingari at with a brief description of your benefit for IACC’s Members; please keep in mind that preferential rates must be real and tangible.
Take advantage of your Membership!
Take advantage of being part of our Network!


from the consulate: Mission to Alabama

The Consul General of Italy, Hon. Gloria Bellelli will lead a mission to  theState of Alabama on Tuesday and Wednesday, 19-20 April. The visit will be comprised of a visit to the State Capitol of Montgomery, and The City and University of Auburn Alabama.


The agenda will include meeting with The Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, Alabama Department of Commerce international trade officials, State Department of Education officials at Montgomery, The Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, Todd Strange, meeting with Auburn University President, Dr. Jay Gouge, at Auburn University, meeting with Auburn Mayor Bill Ham.

Alabama is a state rich of opportunities for foreign investors. If you have a particular interest in doing business with Alabama and in joining the mission please send an e-mail with your complete contact information to

MARINE INDUSTRY: Elka Design and the future of carbon fiber (By Elka Design)

If you have been to the Miami International Boat Show  between the 11th and 15th of February, there is the possibility that you have encountered a very special  and unique product  MADE IN ITALY, and sold also in the USA, theElka Design carbon fiber shower column “7080GAPC” .
It was exhibited at the stand of the Elka Design American distributor, Scandvik.
The reason why Elka Design decides do create something so advance and futuristic is found in their story:
At  the  beginning  of 2003 Elka is born and immediately acquires important customers in the camper’s market. For four years the company works tirelessly,  Elka also starts to expand to French and Germany  and a website is lunched. In 2005 Elka gets in contact with a shipyard and the first “Custom” item was produced for naval use ,it was an emotional shower, a new path was open for Elka. In 2006 Elka gets  officially introduced in the naval marketplace. In 2008, despite the strong crisis, Elka hired a new designer ,Luca  and with his help, the CEO Katia goes to Florida to visit an important exhibition .
In 2011 Elka  marine distributor situated in Fort Lauderdale, agrees  to sell their products. After that Elka very futuristic tap “all in one” gets chosen for the Twenty Century Fox movie “Prometheus”. During the 2013 Dubai boat show  Elka presented ,along side the jeweler Davide Maule , the “Cellini” a unique tap made in gold and adorned in gems. It was then that Elka decided to look forward and create something new and unique.
Today Elka exports to  USA ,Europe , Asia, and  the Middle East. History never stop, and this is the secret ,never stop  and  always look at the future ,just like Elka carbon fiber shower.

FOOD: The IACC at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

To mark the launch of “The Extraordinary Italian Taste” promotional campaign,aimed to promote authentic Italian food products in North America,  the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce  will take part with its own exhibitionbooth at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SBWFF).
From February 26 to 28, we will promote awareness on Italian DOP and IGP products in one of the largest and most popular culinary festival in the USA, with over 60,000 national and international visitors.
The Extraordinary Italian Taste” booth will be located in the North tent, in the Expo Village built on the sand of the beautiful Ocean Drive beach.
Visitors will not only have the opportunity to receive educational materialbut also totaste real Italian food and beverage thanks to the sponsorship of the following brands:  Campagna, Consorzio Grana Padano, Riso Acquerello,  Savini Tartufi, and Liquore Strega.
“The Extraordinary Italian Taste”, launched by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development, is a brand created with the objective of stemming the spread of Italian food products imitations as much as possible; promoting the authentic Made in Italy under one brand.
The campaign aims at promoting and enhancing Italian products through the diffusion of a greater knowledge on the specific characteristics and authenticity, with reference both to the places of origin and to the nutritional and certifying aspects..
The participation at theSBWFF is just the first of a long series of activities that will be organized by the IACC in the frame  of this campaign.Among the promotional events, In May, in Miami, will take place the “Italian Restaurants Week“. It is a week in which specific menus based on IGP – DOP products will be proposed in 10 selected restaurants. The Chamber will be in charge of coordinating a local media campaign and distributing educational material with the aim to inform and engage a significant number of customers.

More information available here:

MARKETING: Creative Bulb opens up in Miami (By Creative Bulb, LLC)

Creative Bulb, LLC is happy to start 2016 by joining the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast.
After the big success Creative Bulb reached in New York with brands like Nike, Gazzetta dello Sport, the IACC of NY and with projects featuring celebrities like James Franco, Helen Mirren, John Turturro and Kevin Durant, Creative Bulb moved to Miami to expand their market.
Since they moved in Miami Creative Bulb has been immediately recognized for its great services and detail-oriented work and it is already working with well-known brands such as Fanta and L’Oreal.
If you need a visual-audio support visit or contact Ms. Cassandra Petersen at


In occasion of Seatrade Cruise Global (14th-17th March 2016), the Premier Global Event  dedicated to maritime and cruise industry that features exhibitors and attendees from around the world, IACC will assist the Chamber of Commerce of Cagliari (Sardinia-Italy) in the promotion of Sardinia as a tourist destination

The island is still an hidden gem for American tourists but it is a world class destination with beautiful beaches and turquoise water.
The IACC will organize business meetings between representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Cagliari and the best tour operators in Floridaspecialized in Italy / Europe destinations.
The three days business program will be closed by a fine dinner featuring Sardinian food and wine for travel professionals in a well known Italian restaurants in Miami Beach.

MARINE INDUSTRY: FYI International Sell 6 Italian-Built Yachts to Kick-Off 2016 (By Florida Yachts International)

Miami’s very own FYI International continues to enforce it’s a reputation as a global leader throughout the yachting industry. At the end of January 2016, FYI International announced the closing sale of 6 offers all made on Italian-built yachts grossing a combined total of USD $26 Million.
The 6 sales came from 5 of FYI International’s top producing yacht brokers, Ralph Navarro, Rey Navarro, Rafael Barca, Arney Mendez, and Raul Faget.These included vessels from some of Italy’s most-renowned yacht builders – Azimut, Ferretti, Tecnomar, Aicon and Benetti – ranging from 70ft to 120ft. The announcement continues the trend of Italian-built vessels becoming more and more popular here in the USA. Combining sleek designs with both performance and luxury, many of these brands are becoming household names amongst US yachting enthusiasts.
Rey Navarro, was responsible for 2 of the 5 Italian-built vessels being sold including the sale of a 2007 92′ Tecnomar Velvet and a 2012 105′ Azimut Grande. FYI CEO, Rafael Barca consulted the closing and sale of a 2014 100′ Ferretti Custom Line, while FYI Founder, Ralph Navarro, closed on a 2010 85′ Aicon. Arney Mendez, continued his impressive start to 2016 by announcing the sale of a 2004 74′ Azimut Solar. Rounding off the flurry of Italian-built vessels sold by FYI, Raul Faget completed the sale of a 2008 120′ Benetti to a local Miami-based artist.
The trend is set to continue throughout 2016, with FYI International holding central listings on 48 Italian-built yachts from over 12 different builders. With inventory dispersed across the US and Europe ranging from 50-250ft, the FYI team have unmatched expertise and knowledge of any vessel coming out of the capital of global yacht building – Italy.

IACC announces the date of its 25th Anniversary Gala

Save the date for a spectacular event that will celebrate the best of Made in Italy in the USA. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce will host its 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 22nd 2016 in Miami.
It will be not only a fantastic dinner but also a prestigious display for all those companies that represent the distinction of Italian style and design.
In addition, during the night the “Made in Italy Ambassador Award” will be given to 3 internationally renowned entrepreneurs who have made a particular contribution to the spread of Italian excellence in the US market.
More details will be forthcoming.
Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000 to $50,000. For more information, please send an e-mail to

Please note that early sponsors of the Gala will be invited to an exclusive VIP party at the American Airlines Arena suites level on April 7th, 2016 at 8.00 pm, in occasion of the basketball game “Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat”.

Download here the sponsorship opportunities.
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Creative Bulb opens up in Miami (by Creative Bulb, LLC )

Creative Bulb, LLC is happy to start 2016 by joining the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast.

After the big success Creative Bulb reached in New York with brands like Nike, Gazzetta dello Sport, the IACC of NY and with projects featuring celebrities like James Franco, Helen Mirren, John Turturro and Kevin Durant, Creative Bulb moved to Miami to expand their market.

Since they moved in Miami Creative Bulb has been immediately recognized for its great services and detail-oriented work and it is already working with well-known brands such as Fanta and L’Oreal.

If you need a visual-audio support visit or contact Ms. Cassandra Petersen at


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