Meet US Roadshow in Italy 2024 – Sponsorship Opportunities

The IACCSE is getting ready to organize the 4TH edition of “Meet US Roadshow in Italy” at the end March 2024. The initiative, which will be held in four important Italian cities, is intended for those Italian companies interested in exploring new opportunities in the US market: attendees will be provided with detailed information on topics relating to strategic, commercial, administrative, financial, and fiscal matters linked to the expansion of Italian businesses in the US market.

Organized in collaboration with Italian industry associations and local chambers of commerce, the “Meet US Roadshow in Italy” represents a great opportunity for US professional firms to connect with a qualified group of Italian entrepreneurs and managers, under the umbrella of the IACCSE, and for Italian SMEs to learn more about the most important strategic and operational aspects relating to expansion on a market such as the US Southeast.

If you are an expert with extensive knowledge of the U.S. market in fields such as law, accounting, financial services, logistics, and more, we invite you to become a speaker and sponsor for this unique opportunity sharing your expertise with our audience.

As a speaker, you will enjoy enhanced visibility through the chance to connect with 200+ Italian companies, engaging in valuable discussions about the opportunities and challenges in the U.S. market.

For further information and for sponsorship opportunities, please reach out us at

Find more details about the last edition of Meet US Roadshow at the following link:

Campania Week in Miami – 2023

promotional week entirely dedicated to the Campania region will be held in Miami from November 28th to December 2nd, 2023

The initiative, organized in collaboration with the Campania Regional Government, aims at promoting food and wine specialties from this southern Italian land, famous worldwide for its culinary tradition and flavors, including pizza, mozzarella, limoncello and many others.

The promotional week will feature several eno-gastronomic events around Miami.


  • 4 in-store promotional tastings hosted by 4 different Gourmet Markets in Miami every day from 1pm to 7pm, at Casa Tua Cucina, Mercato Miami, Prima Classe Italian Market & Café and Origini Italian Market, where tasting of Campania specialties will be presented and served to all customers; 
  • 2 happy-hours with amazing bites and wines from Campania awaiting all the IACCSE members and local food & wine lovers on Wednesday, November 29th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Mercato Miami, and on Friday, December 2nd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Prima Classe Italian Market & Café 
  • 2 meetings and dinners reserved to South Florida’s food & wine importers and distributors.
  • 1 day of market exploration and business meetings for 11 Italian food and wine producers that will travel to Florida specifically for this reason.

Registrations will open soon

The Chamber Reaches 270 Members

Recently, the IACCSE reached the considerable number of 270 member companies, becoming one of the Italian Chambers of Commerce with the highest number of members in the United States.  

Geographically, most members are located in the state of Florida 71%, followed by Georgia 11%, and the rest of the United States which counts for 8%. Another group composed of 27 members is located in Italy, thus representing 10%.  

The two most represented industries with 36 members each are Food & Beverage and Furnishing, Interior Design & Lighting; thus, together they represent almost 27%. Other Industries such as Automotive, Packaging and Chemicals represent 12,3% followed by Legal Services with 10,8%; and Restaurant, Hotels & Hospitality Suppliers with 10%.  

In terms of membership categories, 16 of our members are Premium, 57 Sustaining, 190 Corporate, and 7 Honorary.  

If your company is interested in becoming a member of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast, here is the link to the membership application:  

Exclusive Event for IACCSE Premium and Sustaining Members

Premium and Sustaining Members are the backbone of our Chamber of Commerce, and they guarantee its continuity with their invaluable support.
This is why the Chamber’s Board of Directors aims to continually appreciate their contributions and provide increasing benefits to these categories of members.
One of the new offerings we are introducing is an annual event exclusively dedicated to them. This year, we are thrilled to inaugurate this special event in collaboration with the Miami-Dade College School of Business.
On September 7th, we will host a special business breakfast at the impressive Wolfson Campus of Miami-Dade College. The event will feature an engaging dialogue with professors from the School of Business, focusing on significant topics concerning the American economy and international trade. Additionally, there will be a guided visit to the Innovation Center, Cyber Security Center, and Artificial Intelligence Center within the Wolfson Campus.
Invitations for this event will be sent in the coming weeks, and we kindly ask our Premium and Sustaining members to register in advance for this enriching opportunity. RSVPs are particularly important, as we need to provide Miami-Dade College with an accurate count of participants.

The Best of Italian Design Will Be Back Next October

The Best of Italian Design is a unique event dedicated to celebrating and displaying prestigious Italian brands and Made in Italy high-end products. The event is created for those Italian design companies interested in meeting with local architects, interior designers, and developers.
The 4th edition of the event will take place at 4141 Atrium (space in the Miami Design District), on October 19, 2023.
The event will feature four main segments:
1. B2B Meetings between Italian furniture manufacturers and local architects, interior designers, developers and distributors.
2.      Talks – Renowned speakers to present the newest trends in the industry. This year the focus will be on contract design, particularly the hospitality and yacht industry.
3.      Roundtable – Local dealers discuss the challenges and opportunities of the South Florida market
4.      Network Design-Cocktail – Industry professionals and exhibitors celebrate Italian excellence in design, networking informally, and tasting design-inspired cocktails
Click the link below to visit the event’s webpage:
For exhibiting opportunities, follow the link below:

New Financial Support Program with SIMEST

By the end of the summer, Italian companies will have access to a new financial support program presented by the governmental organization SIMEST (Italian Society for Mixed Enterprises Abroad).
This new program guarantees financing of up to a maximum of 2.5 million euros at a very advantageous interest rate of 0.4%, repayable over 6 years.
SIMEST has been supporting the growth of Italian businesses through the international expansion of their activities since 1991. It assists companies throughout the entire cycle of expanding abroad, from the initial assessment of entering a new market to expansion through direct investments. It operates through financing for internationalization, credit support for exports, and participation in the capital of companies.
The financing allows small and medium size companies to obtain the necessary liquidity to open a branch abroad and hire a Temporary Export Manager for the development of foreign markets. Additionally, it provides the opportunity to participate in trade shows and industry events, as well as invest in marketing and advertising.
The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is collaborating with SIMEST to give maximum exposure to this initiative, and is available to provide further information on this program. It’s important to know that the financing is provided 50% at the beginning of the activity, while the remaining 50% is disbursed based on expense reporting. Approval times for projects are approximately 3 months, and it’s possible to request a grant of up to 10% of the obtained financing.
Please contact for more information.




The Italy America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACCSE) is pleased to invite you to join the upcoming exploratory mission to Colombia. The 3-day exploratory mission offers first-hand information on investment opportunities, incentives, and the market. The program includes meetings with local Trade Agencies and Entrepreneurial organizations, along with testimonials from local Italian companies. This mission is designed to provide participants with valuable insights into the Colombian market and foster business opportunities between Italian, American and Colombian companies. The mission will take place from November 1st to November 3rd in Bogotá.


DAY 1- Wed Nov 1:

  • In the morning arrival in Bogotá, Colombia, and hotel accommodation. (preferred rate will be provided)
  • Early in the afternoon, at the office of the Italian Chamber in Colombia: meeting with the Chamber’s Board of Directors and testimonials from Italian companies in key industry sectors.
  • Brief presentation of the legal requirements to access the market presented by with 2 experts.
  • Welcome dinner and networking with members of the Italian Chamber in Colombia.

DAY 2 – Thu Nov 2nd:

  • In the morning, at ProColombia (Official Trade and Investments Agency of The Colombian Government), seminar about the incentives offered to foreign investors on key FDI industry sectors.
  • In the afternoon, meeting at ANDI (Asociacion Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia).
  • In the evening Reception at the Italian Embassy in Bogotá and meet&greet with the Italian diplomatic representatives.

DAY 3 – Fri Nov 3rd:

  • In the morning, specific roundtables with industry associations by sectors including: Real Estate, Tourisim and Infrastructure.
  • In the afternoon, guided tour across historic landmarks in Bogotá city center (optional).
  • In the evening return flight to Miami.


 $ 800 per participant (IACCSE Members)

$ 1,000 per participant (Non-Members)

which includes:

  • Business and Networking Activities
  • Participation at Welcome Dinner and Reception
  • Historic City Center guided Tour

*Hotel accommodation suggested at a preferred rate.

The Exploratory mission will be organized only upon confirmation from 15 participants. A maximum of 20 people can attend the business trip.

Join the IACCSE on this exciting journey to Colombia and take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore new business horizons and foster valuable connections in one of Latin America’s most dynamic markets.

If you are interested in participating in this exploratory mission to Colombia, please fill out the pre-registration form available on our website (click here). Alternatively, you can send us an email at to receive more details and registration information.


Florida’s large cities register the lowest unemployment rates in the US

Among the metropolitan areas in the US that have registered the lowest unemployment rates, four out of five are in Florida, with its robust tourism activity, increasing population, and growing business investments.

According to the latest rankings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest unemployment rate was registered in the Miami metropolitan area, in February 2023 at 2.2%, comparable to Birmingham, Alabama. Other major cities of Florida: Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando, registered unemployment rates below 2.7% in the same month, while the national average stood at 3.5% in March.

Florida has been experiencing high in-migration from US citizens moving away from colder areas and higher costs in the Northeast. In fact, according to the Census Bureau’s latest estimates, Florida had the biggest population gains due to domestic migration of any state from July 2021 to July 2022, growing by more than 300,000 residents, and the fastest-growing percentage.

The influx of residents increased consumer demand, thus more workers to satisfy new building demand.

Tourism in Florida has also been booming recently. More than 137 million people visited the state last year, exceeding 2019’s total. The last quarter of 2022 was the sixth consecutive that visitor numbers exceeded pre-pandemic levels.

Florida also benefited from businesses moving into the state, as finance titans such as Citadel, Goldman Sachs and Blackstone have all announced plans to move part or all of their operations to Miami, and other financial sector firms will follow.

New Membership Benefits Package

We are glad to present our new membership benefits package. This package is part of our campaign to promote the new services of the IACCSE for its members and to reach out to new members in the Italian-American business community.
The new and enhanced benefits package continues to offer three levels of membership which are: Corporate Membership (Previously known as Business Membership), Sustaining Membership, and Premium Membership at the same fees that have remained the same for over 30 years.
As a member, you have many opportunities to get involved, including publishing articles in the Chambers’ newsletter, get visibility on our social media channels, free access to more than 20 events per year, access to our help desk for free advice sessions, listing in our membership list and exclusive access to the contact information of all the other members etc.
Members can also take advantage of special services offered by the Chamber at advantegous rates such as the J1 visa service and the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) refund.
If you are already a member start getting the most of your membership today.
Download here the new membership benefits package.
or if you want to learn more about it, do not hesitate to contact us at or 305-577-9868.

Ambassador of Italy meets IACCSE’S Representatives

Approximately 100 representatives of the Italian scientific, cultural and business community in Florida met with Ambassador of Italy H.E. Mariangela Zappia on Friday March 17th at Istituto Marangoni in Miami.
Very insightful presentations, that highlighted the extraordinary growth of the Italian companies in this region, where given by Federico Ferrante President of Azimut-Benetti USA, Dania Maccaferri , CEO of Beghelli North America , Alessandro Biondi CFO of Mapei North America, Claudio Da Soller , SVP of Pininfarina of Americas and Graziano Sbroggio, Founder of Graspa Group, all of them distinguished members of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast, Inc
At the event, organized by the Consulate of Italy, Ambassador Zappia talked about the need to enhance the cooperation among the public and private sector to support Italian products in an important but extremely competitive market as the USA.
The day before, at the Consulate of Italy office, IACCSE President Tommaso Cardana and Executive Director Nevio Boccanera had the opportunity to present to Ambassador Zappia the progress made by our Chamber and the goals for the upcoming months that include a special effort reach out and connect with the Italian entrepreneurs and executives working in the US Southeast, outside Miami and Atlanta metropolitan areas.
The Ambassador made herself available to support the 5 official Italian Chambers in the USA in their endeavors, since they represent a network of invaluable importance for Italy, for their role in organizing local promotional activities as well as in providing a soft landing for new Italian companies approaching the US market.