IACCinform June Newsletter
Source: The Italy America Chamber of Commerce, Press Office
|IACC Toast to the Rustic Flavors of Calabria During May 18 Master Class|
|Authentic Italian Table Chef's Table Dinner Series - June 2-7, 2021|
The IACC's Authentic Italian Table Chef's Table Dinner series, a week-long celebration of authentic Italian cuisine, is back for its second edition! From June 2-7, four top-tier Ospitalità Italiana-certified restaurants--Levante, Lucciola, Morso and Osteria 57--will host select members of the food media and trade and feature four-course tasting menus designed to highlight a range of regionally-sourced and produced PDO/PGI ingredients from Italy. These exclusive chef's table dinners offer an authentic Italian culinary experience in an intimate outdoor setting and are open exclusively to food influencers and members of the trade.
|Master Class "Boot" Camp: Friuli-Venezia Giulia - June 23, 2021|
Join us on a virtual culinary tour of Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia region during our Master Class "Boot" Camp tasting session. Participants will embark on a journey of discovery of the region's PDO and PGI products and will delve into the characteristics and qualities that define these products, as well as the geographic significance associated with their production and unique characteristics. Taught by renowned food industry experts, the class offers a “deep dive” into PDO/PGI products from Friuli-Venezia Giulia and features simple recipes that you can recreate at home!
|Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and SBA Program Updates - May 10, 2021|
On May 10, SBA Economic Development Specialist Man-Li Lin offered an information session for IACC members on the SBA's new Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program which provides funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. Ms. Lin walked participants through the RRF application process and shared important updates about other SBA relief programs, including: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and PPP Forgiveness; the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance; and the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) Preparation and Application.
|Conversation with ICAO Council President - May 11, 2021 (IACC Partner Event)|
On May 11, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada invited IACC members to join them for "The Important Roles of ICAO and Aviation in Global Pandemic - Response and Recovery,” a conversation with Salvatore Sciacchitano, Council President of The International Civil Aviation Organization. Participants learned more about the role of the global aviation sector in post-pandemic economic recovery.
|Master Class "Boot" Camp: Calabria - May 18, 2021|
Viewers were transported to the rugged terrain of Italy's Calabria region during our Master Class "Boot" Camp session highlighting PDO and PGI products from Calabria on May 18. Together with food educator Francesco Lupo, Silvia Barban, Executive Chef of LaRina Pastificio e Vino, and Jackie Rothong, Chef/Brand Ambassador for Viking, delved into the characteristics and qualities that define these ingredients and transformed them into two delicious regional dishes, Polpette di Melanzane and Maccheruni al ferretto.
Michele Cianciulli, Co-Founder of Enoclassica Selections, presented a selection of Calabrian wines to pair perfectly with the menu and IACC Executive Director Federico Tozzi shared his recipe for a bergamotto spritz featuring Calabria's indigenous bergamot citrus fruit, grown exclusively in Reggio at the tip of Italy's boot. Many thanks to our event sponsors for their support of our Master Class series: Enoclassica, Ferrocinto, Masseria Fornara, Aceto Varvello and Mionetto Prosecco.
|LEAP Forward: Live Healthier - May 27, 2021|
Biotechnology, gene therapy and the use of artificial intelligence are changing the face of healthcare, with European and American firms at the forefront of research, development, and commercialization. Start-up ventures now compete around the world with entrenched players to develop the next lifesaving treatment. Policy and ethical issues are stirring considerable debate in European-American life sciences circles, while many are seeing investment opportunities that attract global capital. On Thursday, May 27, we discussed these topics and more during the third and final installment of our LEAP Forward webinar series, organized in collaboration with our fellow LEAP Atlantic chambers. Thanks to all who took part in this timely and informative series!
|Master Class "Boot" Camp: Molise - June 1, 2021|
Nestled between the Apennine mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Italy's Molise region is deeply rooted in strong agricultural and pastoral traditions and is known for its rich variety of local ingredients, particularly its renowned cheeses. On June 1, our latest installment of the True Italian Taste Master Class "Boot" Camp series celebrated the humble yet versatile cuisine of Molise as Jackie Rothong and Michele Figliuolo, Chefs, Culinary Producers and Food Stylists for Middleby Residential, whipped up two regional dishes featuring PDO/PGI ingredients from Molise: Fresh Cavatelli with Broccoli Pesto and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cake. To pair perfectly with the menu IACC Executive Director Federico Tozzi shared his recipe for a sgroppino cocktail, hope you enjoy it! Thanks to our talented presenters and to event partners Aceto Varvello and Mionetto Prosecco!
|Marino Bolsters Italian Food & Beverage Unit With New Addition|
IACC member Marino, a leading strategic communications firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, announced that media expert Janie Barber has joined as an Account Supervisor for the firm’s growing food & beverage practice with a special focus on Italian brands. In her new role, Barber will manage the accounts for top industry leaders including fellow IACC member Bono USA, an award-winning Sicilian extra virgin olive oil, marmalade and olive producer, as well as Chelsea Market, Biagio Cru Wine & Spirits and Industry City.
|Intesa Sanpaolo Supports New York’s La Scuola d’Italia|
“Guglielmo Marconi” with Two Scholarships
IACC member Intesa Sanpaolo will actively support New York's La Scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi" international school by financing two scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship fund will cover all or part of the tuition and fees for the first year of attendance. The scholarship underlines Intesa Sanpaolo’s support for young people and their right to education, training and access to the world of work, including at the international level.
|LEAP Atlantic Branding Process Featured in Brandingmag |
The EACC voted to rebrand in late 2019, in association with its upcoming 30-year anniversary. Imagine having 20 brand owners, from different countries, needing to approve a new brand name and logo. This just happened, and the story reveals valuable lessons for brand marketers and agencies. Read on to learn how the IACC and its fellow European-American Chambers of Commerce in New York became LEAP with the help of branding agency Aumcore.
|EYE Launches Networking Platform for Program Alumni|
The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program is pleased to announce the launch of its new online networking resource for EYE program alumni. The newly created EYE Alumni Corner is a virtual home for former participants who wish to network and share news, updates or professional opportunities. If you are an alumnus of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program, click on the link below to register for the EYE Alumni Corner.
|Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Launches|
West Coast Office in California
With the Addition of Marco Giovine
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is excited to announce the launch of the firm’s first West Coast office in California with the addition of counsel, Marco Giovine, to its Italy Practice. Marco’s addition and the new California location deepens the resources available to its clients as the firm expands its geographical footprint.
|Special Update from Greenberg Traurug - Importers Should File Section 301 List 4A Actions for Duty Refunds|
U.S. importers of products manufactured in China and subject to Section 301 duties on goods on List 4A should consider filing actions in the Court of International Trade (CIT) requesting tariff refunds. The List 4A actions follow numerous lawsuits already filed on List 3 alleging the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) overstepped its authority in promulgating the additional tariffs. List 4A, valued at $116 billion, includes the following product groupings: foodstuffs, footwear, apparel, and accessories, steel, aluminum and other metals, machinery and parts thereof and consumer products.