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Italian Chamber hosts first L’Aperitivo for 2017!


Our acclaimed networking event, L’Aperitivo Italiano gets bigger and better to start off its 2017 series. Guests had the chance to explore Italy as we presented L’Aperitivo Networking Night: The Night of the Pastas. It was a sparkling night where we delighted our guests, among other dishes, and appetizers, with 20 different kinds of original pasta – one for each region of Italy.

The event was organized in cooperation with the Italian Embassy and the Dante Alighieri Institute Manila, and was held on Mar. 30 at Seda Hotel BGC, where over 120 guests from various sectors and organizations joined this very successful and lively networking night. We are also honored to have had the presence of Ambassador Franz Jessen, Delegation Head of the European Union to the Philippines, who gave a message on the EU and the Philippines’ strong relationship, especially when it comes to business and trade. Philippine Competition Commission Chairman, Mr. Arsenio Balisacan, for his part, shared a brief introduction on what the commission is doing to improve the business environment of the country. Other VIPs and special guests include Mr. Lorens Ziller, Vice President and Executive Director of the Chamber, Mr. Luca Vezzaro, Vice President of the Chamber, Mr. Gabriel Dayre of the European Delegation, Mr. Andrea Mastellone. Group General Manager of Seda Hotels, Mr. Tony Abad of Abad and Alcantara Associates and Bloomberg TV Host, and Mr. Fidel Macauyag, among others.






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Aside from being able to network, meet friends, make new connections and enjoy a gastronomic buffet of Italian delicacies paired with fine wines, all guests who dropped their business cards at the registration booth were given the chance to participate to the raffle courtesy of Aloha Boracay Hotel and Siglo Suites.

We invite everyone to come and join this exciting event and experience a networking event like no other. Our next L’Aperitivo Networking Night will be on Apr. 27 themed with special dishes. Stay tuned!