The Italian word aperitivo comes from “aprire,” which means “to open,” or “to stimulate.” Taken in a social setting, the word becomes an invitation for guests and merrymakers to not only enjoy the delicious feast prepared for them, but also to revel in each other’s company! No event has epitomized this better than L’Aperitivo Italiano, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc.’s premier business networking event.
Over a hundred guests, industry partners, members from the Diplomatic and Consular corps, as well as friends from the media and private organizations mingled and forged new connections throughout the third and highly successful staging of L’Aperitivo Italiano held on September 28, 2017. Guests of honor included the newly appointed Italian Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino as well as executives from BDO Unibank, the EU Delegation to the Philippines and members of the Italian Embassy.
In between talks of business and delicious sips and bites of authentic Italian wines, cocktails, antipasti and scrumptious main dishes, participants also got the chance to participate in the event’s most awaited the segment: the business class ticket raffle courtesy of L’Aperitivo Italiano’s official airline partner, Qatar Airways.
The evening certainly ended with strong business relationships that will pave the way for new international partnerships in Manila, and to give many others the opportunity to take part in this special events, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc. is glad to invite guests to the fourth and last L’Aperitivo Italiano of 2017 on October 26. The event will be held at the Straight Up Bar, Seda Hotel, Bonifacio Global City from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
L’Aperitivo Italiano was made possible by the Italian Embassy and Societa Dante Alighieri Manila, with special thanks to partners and sponsors Seda Hotel, BDO Unibank Inc., Dusit Thani Manila, Art+ Magazine, Expat Philippines, Travelife Magazine and My Pope Philippines.
For more information about L’Aperitivo Italiano, visit the official Facebook page of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
Italian Ambassador, H.E. Giorgio Guglielmino together with Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines Lorens Ziller and Group General Manager of Seda Hotel, Bonifacio Global City Andrea Mastellone
Andrea Mastellone, BDO Unibank Inc. Senior Vice President Edward Wenceslao and Lorens Ziller
Seda Hotel, Bonifacio Global City Corporate Chef Chef Ronni Castillo presents authentic Italian pizzas served throughout the evening withAndrea Mastellone, Italian Ambassdor Giorgio Guglielmino and Lorens Ziller
Elmer Francisco of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority together with his son
The menu of the event that highlighted authentic Italian pizzas