The 2017 America Award at Italian Parliament with the Italy-USA Foundation

The 2017 America Award at Italian Parliament with the Italy-USA Foundation


The Italy-USA Foundation promotes at the Italian Parliament the America Award; it is a prestigious recognition of great civil and institutional work.

The award is mainly seen as a means to acknowledge and encourage initiatives and work aimed at favoring relationships between Italy and the United States of America. Clearly famous, eminent figures that have distinguished themselves in their work and have achieved the utmost excellence in their respective fields of interest and activities, and important results in favor of transatlantic friendship, will be considered. Last years the jury has awarded among the others Andrea Bocelli, Paul Bremer, Carla Fendi, Gianni Letta, Oscar Farinetti, Emilio Carelli, Franco Frattini, Alessandro Benetton, Mario Andretti, Enrico Vanzina, Dario Franceschini, Gianni Riotta, Edward Luttwak, Alan Friedman, Carlo Rossella, Luisa Todini, Mario Moretti Polegato, Uto Ughi, Laura Biagiotti, Antonio Campo Dall’Orto, Peter Secchia, Margherita Missoni, Emma Bonino, Lucia Annunziata, Massimo Ferragamo, Christian De Sica, Ennio Morricone, Walter Veltroni, Umberto Veronesi, Renzo Arbore, Renato Balestra, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Alain Elkann, Paolo Limiti, Tony Renis, Paolo Mieli, Monica Maggion, Beatrice Trussardii.

The next edition of the prize will be held in Rome, at the Chamber of Deputies, on October 12, 2017. The prize is an exclusive work of art by the goldsmith Gerardo Sacco.

It’s possible to submit nominations for the awards, including a short motivation, by sending an email before June 30, 2017. Unsigned nominations or nickname signatures will not be taken into consideration.
AmCham Italy at the Meeting di Rimini 2017

AmCham Italy at the Meeting di Rimini 2017

The AmCham Managing Director Simone Crolla will be one of the speaker at the initiative “L’economia circolare per la casa comune” on the occasion of the next edition of the Meeting di Rimini, that will be held from August 20th to August 26th at Fiera di Rimini.

The meeting “L’economia circolare per la casa comune” will take place on Monday August 21st, at Sala Poste Italiane A4 at 3:00pm. The other speakers will be Walter Facciotto, General Manager CONAI (Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi); Alberto Frausin, Ceo Carlsberg; Aldo Patruno, General Manager of Dipartimento Turismo, Economia della Cultura e Valorizzazione del Territorio of Puglia Region; Nicola Semeraro, President Consorzio Rilegno (Consorzio Nazionale per la raccolta il recupero e il riciclaggio degli imballaggi di legno), Emanuele Bompan, Journalist LifeGate and author of “Cos’è l’economia circolare” (Edizioni Ambiente).
Gaetano Armao signed a Manifesto for the social and economic wealth of Sicilian people

Gaetano Armao signed a Manifesto for the social and economic wealth of Sicilian people


Gartano Armao, author of the book that speaks about the future of Sicily from an autonomist point of view entitled 'Redimibile Sicilia. L’Autonomia dissipata e le opportunità della insularità’ is launching a new social platform called 'Siciliani Indignati' now available  at www.sicilianindignati.eu

Armao, who has recently presented the platform to President Silvio Berlusconi who appreciated a lot the project, wrote a Manifesto aiming to lead Sicilian people to rise against the bad politics that have characterized  the 5 years of Mr. Crocetta's administration and towards the development of social and economic wealth they deserve.

Gaetano Armao graduated with honors from University of Palermo in 1985, specializes with honors on financial intermediation jurisprudence at the University of Ferrara in 1988, attended the european community and internal public law doctorate at the University of Palermo. Assistant Professor of administrative law at the Political Science faculty of University of Palermo in 1992 and visiting scholar at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of London in 1993.From 1996 he teaches administrative law and public accounting at the University of Palermo and economics public law at the University Mercatorum. He is a fellow member of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. Court of Cassation attorney with offices in Palermo and Rome, has been and expert consultant for the European Council and consultant for national and regional governments end for the Parliamentary Antimafia Commission.
Startuphome USA, Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in a Co-living Environment

Startuphome USA, Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in a Co-living Environment


After the success of Startup Home London, in UK, the team led by Stefano Tresca, Global President, and Simone Tarantino, US Executive Director is now finally working towards opening in US!

Startup Home™ has taken all the unique social elements of a coffee shop and the creative, practical elements of a co-working space and combined them to functionally operate under one affordable co-living residential space that attracts entrepreneurs and start-ups alike.

The objective is creating local Startup ecosystems to inspire professionals to focus on the advantage of organizing, maintaining and scaling their operation while Startup Home provides all the necessary tools, mentoring and community driven elements to make personal and professional life a success.

Thanks to local and institutional sponsors, Startup Home will be able to subsidize rent and living expenses for some of the resident Startups!

Over the past 3 years Startuphome worked with some amazing Startups, entrepreneurs, academic institutions and created amazing opportunities in UK, now looking to do the same in US.
Treviso Hospital, €1.8m impact fund established through infrastructure investment

Treviso Hospital, €1.8m impact fund established through infrastructure investment


The project for the renewal of Treviso Hospital receives confirmation of a €29 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will support the design, construction and operation of the new hospital, and allows the developer, Lendlease, to optimise the project financing in order to generate €1.8m in savings.

100% of these savings are committed to capitalise a new impact fund to invest in innovative solutions for research and health with greater benefits for the community. Ospedal Grando has been a unique opportunity to test the principles of impact investing in a large-scale infrastructure project.

PlusValue assisted Lendlease in the conception, design and implementation of the impact investing strategy.

Infrastructural projects are engines for growth and innovation. Everybody knows it as positive externalities, but with the new hospital in Treviso positive impact has been embedded in business model -- making it a win-win for all parties involved.

This project also proves that impact investing can be mainstream, involving institutional investors and big industrial players. This is a step towards a renewal of capitalism and we don’t want to stop here.
NIAF Congratulates Lewis M. Eisenberg on His Confirmation as Ambassador to the Italian Republic

NIAF Congratulates Lewis M. Eisenberg on His Confirmation as Ambassador to the Italian Republic


The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Lewis M. Eisenberg on his confirmation to be ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States to the Italian Republic.

“On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation, we want to extend our congratulations to Lewis Eisenberg, confirmed by President Trump to serve as ambassador to the Italian Republic,” said NIAF Co-Chair Patricia De Stacy Harrison. “The recipient of many deserved awards and honors, including Man of the Year by the National Conference for Community and Justice in New Jersey for his work on behalf of community and justice, ‘Lew’ Eisenberg will bring his renowned leadership qualities to this important post to ensure that the strong relationship between America and Italy will continue to grow.”

“NIAF, the nation’s premier Italian American foundation, comprising men and women leaders of Italian American heritage, looks forward to working with Ambassador Eisenberg here and in Italy,” said NIAF Co-Chair, Gabriel A. Battista.

“We are honored to work with Ambassador Eisenberg in NIAF’s continued efforts to encourage relations between the United States and Italy,” said John M. Viola, NIAF president and chief operating officer. “In the past, NIAF has worked collaboratively with government and civil society to provide support and monetary relief funds during moments of natural disasters, such as the devastating 2009 earthquake in Italy’s Abruzzo region, after which NIAF raised 2 million dollars and helped rebuild the region’s educational facilities. Recently, NIAF raised 7 million dollars following the 2016 earthquakes that inflicted incredible hardships on the people of central Italy. We look forward to working with Ambassador Eisenberg and the Embassy of Italy to support the rebuilding efforts of this region, and to continue the tradition of enthusiastic partnership that NIAF has always enjoyed at the Villa Taverna as we fulfill our mission to serve as a bridge between Italy and the United States.”

“We eagerly anticipate working with Ambassador Eisenberg through NIAF’s long-standing efforts to partner with business and political leaders in order to strengthen cultural and economic ties between Italy and the United States,” said NIAF Vice Chairs, Anita Bevacqua McBride and John F. Calvelli. “We are honored to partner with the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission in NIAF’s educational endeavors in order to support the robust Fulbright program in Italy; and the Fondazione Falcone in Palermo, Sicily to create the Fulbright Commission’s only program that provides opportunities for both American and Italian students to carry out studies in criminology and the rule of law. We look forward to continuing to work with Ambassador Eisenberg and the Embassy of Italy to continue NIAF’s cultural and educational mission.”

Eisenberg is a successful financier, investor and philanthropist. Originally from Chicago, he earned his Bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and his M.B.A at Cornell Johnson School of Business. As the co-founder and managing partner of Ironhill Investments in New York, he has a great deal of experience in engaging with State and local governments on complicated issues.

Eisenberg served as the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for six years and was named a founding board member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. With this corporation, he chaired its 9/11 Victims’ Families and Transportation Advisory Councils. He is an Emeritus Member of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council as well as a Life Member of the Cornell University Council.
Chicago hosts the second solo art Exhibition of Mauro Galli

Chicago hosts the second solo art Exhibition of Mauro Galli


Mauro Galli's solo exhibition "When I Was Somebody Else" is an exhibit that brings its viewers to confront their own inaction regarding issues like poverty, oppression, and racism with regards to the African Continent, specifically Ghana, and many Native American groups (Hopi, Sioux, Lakota).

The artist's hope is that by viewing what these people were in the past and whathappened to them because of racism, imperialism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism, viewers will be spurred into action. He wants the viewers to examine what they are doing today to contribute to these situations and what they can do to relieve them.

The art exhibition will be accessible to the public from 9am to 5pm starting from August 10th to August 19th.

For more information please contact the organizer at info@italianexpo.us