The Authentic Italian Table: what a success! – April 25th, 2018

More than 40 exhibitors among the most genuine restaurants and the best importers of gourmet products, 7 seminars, 3 different areas for the amazing Grand Tasting, 250 attendees from the F&B industry, and 600+ foodies have made the 1st Edition of The Authentic Italian Table(AIT) memorable.

This event has been organized in the frame of the campaign “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”, which aims to the promotion of authentic Italian food products in the U.S. and it is launched by the Italian Government.

Recognized experts discussed about “Consumption trends of Authentic Italian Food in Florida” during the educational panel, and F&B Industry guests enjoyed the Networking Cocktail sponsored by Italwine and Black Truffle Festival.

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During the Grand Tasting, guests and food lovers had the opportunity to taste some of the best dishes of the Italian cuisine, as well as a selection of wine, beers and cocktails prepared by different participating restaurants and importers.


The event was sponsored by A Custom Brokerage, Baldassare Agnelli Usa, Black Truffle Festival, Botteghe d’Italia, Flora Fine Foods, Strahl and Tomson Hospitatily Boutique, and it counted on the partnership of Consulate General of Italy.

 Several journalists and social media influencers attended the AIT and posted about it. We would like to thank our social media partner, Americanoize, for helping the Chamber promoting the event and for reaching out to bloggers and influencers.

Last, but not least, a big thank you to all our food and beverage partners for the precious collaboration. The delicious products exposed during the event and the warm hospitality showed to our guests resulted in a very special night that can be regarded as the most attended event organized by the IACCSE in its history.

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Grand Opening of the New IACC Office – May 17, 2018

Members, friends and local authorities got together on May 17th to celebrate the Grand Opening of the New IACC headquarters, located at 999 Brickell Ave.


The Consul General of Italy Hon. Gloria Bellelli, and the President of the IACC Southeast Tommaso Cardana cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque made in honor of the companies that donated services and materials for our new home:

Alea for the office furniture;

Adotta for the tempered and laminated glass partitions;

Italkraft for the kitchenette;

Itlas for the wood floor of the meeting room;

Engineered Automation for installing our network of communications;

Santa Rosa Marble for the Italian tiles from the Travertini collection of Ceramiche Coop. d’Imola;

and, finally, Dodo Arslan Studio for the coordination of the remodeling works and the interior design.

These donations have a particular meaning for us, since they are the reflection of how much the Chamber and its role are appreciated by the business community.

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It has been truly a collective effort of many people, each one contributing with his skills for a common objective. So, it was a celebration not only of a new phase in the life of the Chamber, but also of the efforts of the people that every day keep this organization alive and dynamic.

Legal advice for the lease contract and for the Italian Lab Project has been provided by Roca Gonzalez, P.A and Robert Allen Law.

The numerous guests enjoyed a selection of Italian bites prepared by Chef Andrea Marchesin by Toscana Divino.

Watch the video of the Grand Opening:


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