The American Business Lunch, an enjoyable social networking event, was initiated 50 years ago for the American business men living in Milan. Today the event is more international in scope; English speaking business men and women from all countries are welcomed at our monthly networking luncheon. Each month features a notable expert who gives a 10 minute talk on a  topic of current interest to the business community, ranging from economics, culture, business trends, venture capital, leadership, charity, Milan EXPO and more, followed by Q&A and a lively discussion among the attendees. We are happy to announce that several people have secured new business through our luncheons! Come to our new networking during the aperitif time to interact with new people.



 The American Consul General of Milan
Elizabeth Lee Martinez


 will be our Special Guest Speaker

 at our Thanksgiving American Business Lunch

Monday, 20th November 2017  


Hotel De La Ville, Via Ulrico Hoepli, 6

Price: €30 (paid to the hotel reception)


Consul General Martinez began her assignment in October 2017 as Consul General in Milan, covering northern Italy.  She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor.

Before assuming her present duties Ms. Martinez served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kingston, Jamaica from 2013 to 2016.  Her previous assignments include Director of the Office of Canadian Affairs (2011-2013) and Deputy Director in the Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan (2009-2011).  From 2006-2009, Ms. Martinez was Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Her earlier overseas assignments include Casablanca, Morocco; and San Salvador, El Salvador and Nassau, The Bahamas.  She has also served in the Secretary’s Office as Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State.

A native of Ohio, Ms. Martinez holds a BA in International Studies from Miami University and M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.

To reserve your place, please respond directly to: . If you wish to bring any guests,  please list their name(s) and emails at the end of this email and we will send them an invitation.


CO-CHAIRMEN: Barbara Cocchini – Owner Cocchini Relocation S.r.L. Marina Fabozzi – Administrator Cocchini Relocation S.r.L.  

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Agatha Pinto Alberta Dufour Annalisa Banzi Marti Biles


ADVISORY BOARD: Lucio Pinto – President CIFE Ruggero Rubino – Partner LawFed Studio Legale e Tributario BRSA Paolo Angelo Galbiati – Partner INTERNAZIONALIZZA SRL Milano-Bologna


Charles Zaiontz, IT consultant, author and teacher David Wayne Callahan - Actor and Life Coach Jim Faraci - DP Business Consulting S.r.L. Vickie Sims – Chaplain, All Saints’ Milan


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