2021 Italic Award Gala recipients

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is pleased to announce that the two recipients of the Italic Award (created by Italian designer Dodo Arslan) are:

Mr. Richard SassoChairman of MSC Cruises USA and Mr. Daniele FanaraSenior Vice President of Fincantieri Services USA.

Mr. Richard E. Sasso has been in the cruise and travel industry for more than 44 years. Mr. Sasso was named president of MSC Cruises USA in April 2004. Since then, he has effectively positioned MSC Cruises for growth in the North American market and in November 2013, MSC Cruises debuted one of its most dazzling vessels, MSC Divina, to Port Miami. In August 2016, Sasso assumed the role of Chairman of MSC Cruises for North America.

Founded by the Italian entrepreneur Gianluigi Aponte,  MSC Cruises fully reflects the essence of Made in Italy, as a symbol of cutting-edge technology, design, and first-class Italian hospitality in the global cruise industry.

Currently it is the third-largest cruise line in the world.

Furthermore, MSC Cruises is the protagonist of a major investment at the Port of Miami with its new cruise terminal.

Mr. Daniele Fanara, Senior Vice President and Head of the Business Unit of Fincantieri Services USA, is in charge of enhancing activities that include the supervision and coordination of Fincantieri Services USA after the company announced that has included its Services Division within its Merchant Ships Division thus representing a unique point of reference to optimizing the synergies between the new building and after-sales sectors in the cruise segment. Fincantieri is a global Italian leader in cruise ship design, reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry sectors and one of the most prestigious Italian companies with offices in Miami.

The ceremony will be also an opportunity to receive an overview, from these two distinguished guests, on the future of marine and cruise industry with the aim of establishing an ever stronger collaboration between the United States and Italy.

The Italic Award intends to acknowledge entrepreneurs or managers who have particularly distinguished themselves in promoting Italian quality products in the US market.

If you are interested in participating in this important event please find more information here : https://www.iaccse.com/italic-award-gala-3/