Magniflex and The Zanotta Home Partneship

by Magniflex USA

Magniflex is proud to partner up with Casa Zanotta in New York, the house designed as a project place that gives tremendous value to authentic Italian luxury designs. The Zanotta House will be opening on September 24, and Magniflex will feature some of their top-quality mattresses and pillows for the house for their exclusive selection.

The Zanotta House is an unprecedented meeting point for designers and architects and is open to professionals, world of school, art, and theatre. It is the occasion for thematic events, demonstrations, and projects to be shared with the community. Zanotta and their partners will be able to host several events, throughout the year to give them the privilege to experience first-hand the design of the house and create endless business and networking.

Magniflex has partnered with the Zanotta House by offering luxury sleeping products from their exclusive selections of mattresses such as the; Toscana Cotton Grande Dual 12, and the Dolce Vita Comfort Dual 10. Pillows from the Toscana and Superiore Collection will also be offered.

Magniflex wants to give people different sleeping experiences to choose from. The Zanotta house has two bedrooms, each of them will have a different king mattress, and guests will not only be allowed to pick their preferred comfort level in the mattress but will also get to choose from five different pillow styles.

The Zanotta house is focused on strengthening the connection between a company and its network while bringing awareness to the Italian brands. It is presented as a “new sign” in a historical moment in which relationships between home and the city needs to be rethought with a more fluid approach.

Respecting people and evolving this connection between the home and city is what the Zanotta home will enhance during its time in New York.




CMC Group and Morabito Properties to break ground on Onda Residences

By CMC Group Inc

Veteran Miami developers Ugo Colombo of CMC Group and Valerio Morabito of Morabito Properties prepare to break ground this week on Onda, a new boutique luxury condominium in Miami’s exclusive Bay Harbor Islands neighborhood. Designed by world-renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, the 8-story waterfront development, now rising at 1135 103rd Street, will boast more than 300 linear feet of bay frontage, a private marina, and sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

News of Onda’s groundbreaking comes as the next wave of residential development in Miami takes hold, fueled by an uptick in demand from domestic buyers looking to relocate from major U.S. cities who are attracted to Florida’s desirable quality of life, lower business and living expenses, and tax-friendly policies.

More than 60% of Onda’s 41 luxury residences have already been pre-sold, with the majority of its buyers hailing from the U.S. Impeccably finished residences include two- to four-bedroom plus den layouts measuring between 1,809 and 3,535 square feet in size, with four penthouse residences measuring up to 5,073 square feet – two of which include private rooftop pool decks. Prices range from $1.8 million to over $9.5 million.

“We set out to create an ultra-luxurious intimate building with a handful of units and residents in one of the nicest waterfront communities in South Florida,” said Ugo Colombo, Founder of CMC Group. “Onda’s boutique exclusivity, commanding bay views, and top-quality finishes and materials will brand it as a standout property for a long time to come.”

“Onda will deliver a one-of-a-kind living experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Miami,” said Valerio Morabito, CEO of Morabito Properties. “Our unique location in Bay Harbor Islands offers residents the best of both worlds – the convenience of being connected to the energy of Miami Beach with access to an abundance of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options just minutes away, with the privacy that comes with living in a private family-oriented neighborhood away from the congestion.”



Real Estate Scams Targeting Foreign Investors

By Barakat+Bossa

Miami has a hot real estate market and many people are trying to get into it and profit. If you are looking to invest in property in the US you should beware of some of the scams that look to lure in off shore investors that can leave you without your money and even no property.

A typical sales pitch starts out with a statement from the scammer like “This is a great market and I can buy a distressed property at auction with a secret bidding process. We’ll then create an LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) that will be the owner so your government will not know your identity or that you are involved with ownership and protect you from tax and currency issues.” The scammer continues by saying “I know contractors that can fix it up to attract lots of buyers and we can sell it at a big profit very quickly. You can get a 30-40% return in 6 months to a year.”

This should set off alarms for you as an investor. Often someone discovers later that there is no connection between the LLC and the investor. Worse, the scammer takes the money and doesn’t buy a property. Or they disappear entirely thinking no one will try to get the money back. A rate of return of 30-40% is also very high even in a hot market like Miami.

While there are some great investment opportunities in Florida in real estate you need to protect yourself before you give anyone your money. Problems can be avoided from the start when you get an attorney involved. Legitimate companies or individuals that are offering to sell properties or other investments expect this and will not be averse to dealing with a lawyer. This will help ensure that you control the contracts, agreements and the company that’s buying property with your money.

Giacomo Bossa is an attorney/partner with Baraka + Bossa and specializes in Real Estate law.


Miami-Dade County mission to Italy

The Miami-Dade County Office of International Trade Consortium coordinated a business development mission to Italy from October 7-14, 2021. Program participants included Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine CavaChairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz; Juan Kuryla, Director & CEO of PortMiami; Maria Dreyfus-Ulvert, ITC Interim Director; Veronica Pizzorni, Operations Manager of the Office of the Mayor.

The County’s delegation met with elected officials of Italy’s port cities – ViareggioFlorence, and Genoa — to promote cruising, tourism, cargo, and future economic opportunities in Miami-Dade County. During the visit, an International Sister Cities agreement was signed between Miami-Dade County and Viareggio, Italy and an International Sister Seaports agreement was signed between PortMiami and the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority. 

The delegation met with four mayors and two region representatives of Tuscany and Liguria. Italian elected officials included The Hon. Giorgio del Ghingaro, Mayor of Viareggio; The Hon. Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence; The Hon. Giovanni Toti, President of the Liguria region; The Hon. Mario Bucci, Mayor of Genoa; Paolo Emilio Signorini, President of the Port Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea;

The mission received the support of the Consulate General of Italy with the objective to increase relations and collaborations in the tourism, cultural and commercial fields.

The IACCSE will be involved in the business development aspects of this first Miami-Dade County international mission after the beginning of the pandemic.

Italy is the first European trading partner of PortMiami and the second European Trade partner of the state of Florida.

Specifically, the marine industry will be a primary focus of this collaboration.

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Two Webinars for Italian manufacturers

The IACCSE will organize two webinars about the US market with the participation of industry experts. The two webinars will be focusing on bathroom fixtures and jewelry, whose major industrial districts are located in Piemonte, respectively in the areas of Novara and Valenza Po.

Specifically, the two appointments organized In collaboration with Centro Estero per l’Internazionalizzazione della Regione Piemonte (CEIP) are:

On November 11th‘The bathroom fixtures market in the USA’.

The roundtable will host as panelists the executives of important companies which operate in the industry, including EOLO Design (Interior design – Miami), Watrline (Bathroom fixtures importer- North Miami Beach), CDP Holdings ( General Contractor -Miami Beach). The panel discussion will cover key topics, such as market entry requirements, strategic approaches to the US market, consumer trends and more. Gianni Toniutti, Senior Partner at TLRT International Law Firm and IACCSE Business Expert Channel contributor, will deliver a presentation on visas and corporate law issues for foreign companies doing business in the USA.

On November 18th‘The jewelry market in the USA’.

The roundtable will host as panelists the executives of important jewelries which are active in the USA, including Dimo Fine Jewelry (Gainesville, GA), Jae’s Jewelers (Coral Gables, FL), Valobra (New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX) and Manfredi Jewels (Greenwich, CT). The panel discussion will cover key topics, such as market entry requirements, strategic approaches to the US market, consumer trends and more. The webinar will also count on the participation of Franco Campesato, Senior Business Developer at Distribution Factory, with a long career in top players of the jewelry industry, including Morelato and Chimento Group.

These webinars aim to provide Italian companies with valuable first-hand information and practical advice on the US market.


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.

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Fall Dinner Party: Italian Gourmet Dining Experience

On October 6th, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast presented a new culinary masterclass on Italian certified food products, and especially on one of the protagonists of Italian tables during the fall season: the black truffle.

This masterclass was part of the ‘Extraordinary Italian Taste’ campaign, endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Assocamerestero, with the aim of promoting authentic Italian products in the US market

A selected group of journalists, bloggers, F&B importers and hospitality leaders attended the event at Dōma Restaurant in Miami.

Chef Marco Giuliano talked about his cuisine style using PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication). Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the history, the culture and the nutritional aspects of a few signature Italian products very popular during the fall season.

After the masterclass our guests from the food & beverage industry and the local press had the opportunity to taste a four-course menu prepared by Chef Giuliano, including fresh truffles courtesy of Angellozzi Truffles and a guided wine pairing courtesy of Ruffino.

Finally, thanks to the collaboration with Dōma, Ruffino and Angellozzi Truffles, this four-course gourmet experience could be open also to a small group of local food lovers.


Find here the four-course dinner menu:






Ruffino is a multifaceted business centered on the production of quality Italian wines, whose mission incorporates the key requirements of contemporary agriculture.


A company with over one hundred years of history inseparable to Tuscany and deeply attached to Italy, Ruffino today is the result of unparalleled business experience, agricultural wisdom, varied and extensive production expertise, and a modern organization consisting of stratified roles required for competition in a highly competitive sector and strongly linked to the local area.


An established producer of top Tuscan wines, which continues to provide the basis of its popularity, more recently the company extended its vision beyond these historic Tuscan estates with wines that achieve their highest expression in Veneto, whose terrain is especially suited to the production of quality Prosecco and white wines.




Angellozzi Truffles USA Corporation is based in Manhattan, New York City. It is a distributor of Angellozzi Tartuficoltura’s fresh and frozen truffles and in truffles brine in the United States. Angellozzi Tartuficoltura is a family of five generations of truffle “hunters”. The company is located in Roccafluvione, province of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche region, and cultivates the three best Italian truffle-species (i.e. Tuber magnatum Pico, Tuber melanosporum Vittadini, Tuber aestivum Vittadini). During several years of research, the Angellozzi family has selected and reproduced the best local ecotypes of white, winter black, and summer black truffles.

After harvesting, every single truffle intended for sale undergoes a number of very strict checks of all aesthetic-qualitative parameters, which ensure very high quality of all truffles sold. This aspect is a key of success for Angellozzi in international competition, confirming once again the prestige of products “Made in Italy”.

Frozen Truffles are the recent alternative to fresh truffles and in order to meet a growing demand for frozen truffles, Angellozzi Tartuficoltura has created a line of frozen truffles available in different sizes.




Located in the beautiful Wynwood art district of Miami, dōma is a neighbourhood restaurant featuring Mediterranean inspired, Southern Italian cuisine. The Doma team brings their heritage from Italy and designed a contemporary menu that includes a number of classic Italian dishes as well as more modern selections.


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