BEDDING: Magniflex reflects on success (By Magniflex USA LTD CO.)

After opening the doors to their Miami showroom in mid 2014, Italian bedding producer Magniflex begins the first quarter of 2016 by celebrating last year’sUS market success.

In comparison to 2014, Magniflex’s sales were increased by 72 percent. Not only is this great news from a company’s perspective, but this growth confirms the US consumer is beginning to focus more on quality versus quantity. It is without a doubt Magniflex produces a natural, upscale assortment with a hefty price tag but, buyers are understanding the value of such an investment as opposed to looking at it as just an expense.
As time passes, we as individuals add on more responsibilities and duties which lead to a busier lifestyle and more than likely less rest. Helping us understand the value of quality sleep and the importance of not compromising comfort in bed, is precisely what Magniflex strives for. Rest, whether it be little or plenty should always be sacred.
With over 50 years of history, Magniflex is the the largest Italian mattress manufacturer with worldwide distribution in over 90 countries. Furthermore, they are acknowledged as a global leader in foam technology. Magniflex USA is headquartered in Miami with a 3,500 square-foot showroom at 3050 Biscayne Blvd (2nd Floor); available by appointment to members within the furniture and hospitality industry, as well as those interested in taking their sleep experience to the next level. As the Made in Italy label is appreciated even more throughout the bedding trade and successful growth within the US market, Magniflex continues their journey to endure their expansion in North America.

SPORT: Professional Soccer lands in Miami (By The Miami Football Club)

The Miami FC is Miami’s sole professional soccer club co-owned by international entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and world-renowned soccer star Paolo Maldini.

The club motto is ‘Your Club, Your Voice’ because Miami FC wants the people of Miami – you, the fans and the businesses and communities of the city – to be at the heart of everything the club does. Miami FC aims to reflect the best of Miami – excitement, vibrancy, fun and, of course, success on the field. As a part of the North American Soccer League, the Miami FC is made up of 24 players representing eight different countries with Italian soccer star, Alessandro Nesta, as their head coach. Some recognizable names on the squad are: midfielder Wilson Palacios, who’s a former English Premier League and Honduran National team player, forward Dario Cvitanich, former Ajax and Boca Juniors star, and Matuzalem, Brazilian midfielder who spent the majority of his career in the Italian Serie A.
The team will compete in the U.S. Open Cup, host international friendlies and will embark on their NASL season starting in April. The Miami FC inaugural home opener is set for April 9th at 8 p.m. at Ocean Bank Field at Florida International University against fellow Florida rivals, the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
The home opener will be a day full of excitement as Miami’s only professional soccer team hits the pitch for the first time. Be a part of history with Miami FC and get your tickets today! For tickets and information, please
Please note that the Chamber in occasion of its 25th Anniversary is offering complementary tickets to its members and friends for the opening match of the season on April 9th. The Chamber will have also a reserved area within the stadium.

Pass by the Chambers’ office in Downtown Miami to pick up the tickets (Maximum 6 tickets per person).

Miami FC vs Tampa Bay Rowdies

Saturday, April 9th 
8.00pm kick off
Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium
11310 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199
The Chamber in occasion of its 25th Anniversary is offering complementary tickets to its members and friends  for the opening soccer match of the season between Miami FC and Tampa Bay Rowdies.
The Chamber will have also a reserved area within the stadium.
Please pass by the Chambers’ office in Downtown Miami to pick up the tickets (Maximum 6 tickets per person).


PANEL DISCUSSION: “The future of Real Estate market in South Florida” Seminar

On March 3rd, following the launch of the new .IT magazine “Real Estate Investments in South Florida for Italian Buyers”, took place a panel discussion with over than 60 attendees on the future of Real Estate market in South Florida at the Bank of America conference room in Brickell.
The seminar was focused on the changing that are currently happening in the Miami Dade County.
Nowadays, the real estate market in Miami is a hot topic and all the people and potential investors right now have a question mark about the real estate in Miami and they don’t know if they should sell or buy or just wait. In fact, big changes are happening in the city, new skyscrapers are built, revaluation of some neighborhoods, construction of new commercial center, and the real estate can big a sector with a huge mark-up if a proper investment is made as well as it could turn in a big loss of money with the wrong purchase or investment. There is not an answer if it is better buying or selling right now in Miami and often also within the same neighborhood there could be totally different prospective.
The panel discussion covered different topics, closely real estate market information as well as legal aspect associated involved in purchasing a property in Florida, and it was aimed to give an overview of all the changing in the city in order to have a complete overview before doing an investment. New and upcoming constructions and initiative in the Miami have been discussed during the seminar, such as the Skyrise Miami in Dowtown Miami, the Miami Central Station, and the Underline project that interest the part of Miami in which there is the Metromover.
The panel discussion was followed from a networking reception in which the participants had the opportunity to talk with the speakers and networking whileenjoying Italian hors-d’oeuvre and prosecco.
Special thanks to GC Global Realty, David Siddons Group, Piero Salussolia P.A., Galgano Miami and Pathman Lewis, and Finley & Bologna, International that shared with the public their precious insights.


TOURISM: Sardinia region presentation at the Seatrade 

During the 2016 edition of Seatrade Cruise Global exhibition, the Italy – America Chamber of Commerce, realized a promotion initiative to encourage and support tourism in Sardinia. For that purpose, the Chamber organized a meeting agenda between several local tour operators and a Sardinian delegation made up by representative of the Tourism Department of the Region, the Port Authority, the Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Cagliari, Olbia and Golfo Aranci.

The agenda consisted of B2B meeting during the fair with local tour operators(March, 15th  – 16th) and  visits at the offices of tour operators based in Miami(March, 17th).
Moreover the Italian delegation and 20 tour operators specialized in  European destinations, attended, on March 16th, a typical Sardinian dinner organized, at the “Sardinia” restaurant in Miami Beach, by the Chamber. During the dinner, the delegation had the opportunity to do networking and present the beauties and the touristic proposal of the Island, still not really known by the majority of the US tourists.
The promotion of the Italian destination frames a wider context of outstanding growth of the cruise industry. The sector is indeed a booming market: 2016 data forecast about 24 million passengers, revealing a substantial increase compared to the 15 million passengers registered 10 years ago or 1980’s 1.4 million passengers.
Last information given by the Cruise Line International Association outlines a constant growing industry, immune to the effects of the conjectural economic crisis. On the contrary, the sector is developing in areas once unexploited from the cruise industry.

In particular, in the Mediterranean Sea, the growth of the industry, has to face the political instability of the Northern African countries once popular destination for hordes of tourists. Sardinia can take advantage of this situation since American tourists are now more inclined to visit alternatives destinations such as European islands or Southern Italy.



aperitivo italiano

Our after-work networking is back for the new season


12 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132

Tuesday, March 8 th from 7 to 8.30 pm

Come and enjoy a free glass of wine and Italian finger foods

The aperitivo will be also an occasion to present the new book
“We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews” of the author Umberto Mucci


to present the Project “Swimming in The Seas of the Globe” by athlete Salvatore Cimmino that will attempt to cross the Strait of Florida from Havana to Key West to achieve awareness on the issues of disabled people

IACC Members FREE | Non Members $15.00 (advance payment only)

To register, please send an e-mail to:  or by phone at: 305-577-9868
by Friday, March 4th

REAL ESTATE: Seminar on the future of South Florida market

Currently, the real estate market in Miami is undeniably slowing down.  This trend is obviously fueled by a lot of factors, like the stock market volatility in China, low oil prices, currency devaluations in South America, and a heck of a lot of new condo units coming on the market.  But, on the long term, Miami will keep is status a world class destination for international investors.

To analyze the legal and fiscal implication of real estate investments for foreign citizens  and to discuss the trends of the  market in South Florida, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce has planned for Thursday, March 3rd a seminar with 6  experts.
The event will take place in the Bank of America conference room (7th floor), 701 Brickell Avenue, Miami FL 33131, from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm. and will be the occasion for a second launching of our annual publication .IT Italian Trade, after the one held last month at TiramesU restaurant in South Beach.
This initiative will give the opportunity to better understand the local real estate market from different points of view, from commercial to legal perspective. Here following the topics with the invited speakers:
  • “Miami 2020 – The future of a world class city”
Speaker: Ms. Alessandra Giffuni (GC Global Realty)
  • “The luxury real estate market in South Florida – Scenario Forecast”
Speaker: Mr. David Siddons (David Siddons Group)
  • “Tax issues related to real estate market for foreign citizens”
Speaker: Ms. Monica Tirado (Piero Salussolia P.A.)
  • “Some advices on purchasing contracts for foreign investors”
Speaker: Mr. Lorenzo Silvestri / Mr. Louis Archambault (Galgano Miami/Pathman Lewis, LLP)
  • “The closing after a signed contract: Title Insurance, Lien Searches, and Property Inspections”
Speaker: Mr. Chandler R. Finley (Finley & Bologna, International)
A networking cocktail will follow the seminar.
March 3rd, 2016
5.30 – 8.30 pm
The future of Real Estate market in South Florida
Panel will be followed by a Networking Cocktail  
701 Brickell Office Tower
701 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Bank of America conference room – 7th floor
RSVP by March 1st at or call us at 305-577-9868
Please note that attendance is free but space is limited, so it is important that you send us your rsvp on time

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