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L’Aperitivo Networking Night: The Night of the Pastas


ICCPI is a partner of EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) which is a consortium of European Chambers. You may visit their website for more information: http://www.epbn.ph/

The First Edition of 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 is organised in cooperation with the Italian Embassy and the Dante Alighieri Institute Manila; enjoys media support of Travelife Magazine, ANC, Art+ Magazine, Expat Philippines and Business Mirror and active sponsors and special supporters are Seda Hotels, Mighty Corporation, Aloha Boracay Hotel, Liquid Gold and Siglo Suites and our Official Airline Partner, Qatar Airways. All together proudly presented “L’Aperitivo Networking Night: The Night of the Pastas” of 2017, which was held on March 30, from 6pm to 10pm at Seda Hotel, 30th Street corner 11th avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.

Special Menu featuring different pastas representing the different regions of Italy that suits its theme: The Night of the Pastas.
Liquid Gold is Liquid Gold prides itself on creating true Italian products and their bespoke Prosecco is no exception. Made in the North-eastern regions of Italy, Liquid Gold Prosecco is a sparkling white wine that has the complexities and depth of flavour often associated with Champagne. Liquid Gold is one of our sponsors for the event.
Hot station of the buffet of Italian Delicacies.
Bruschetta Station in the buffet of Italian delicacies.
Meeting room for our sponsors. Siglo Suites and Aloha Boracay Hotel sponsored the raffle of 2 days and 1 night stay and 3 days and 2 nights stay, respectively.
Our official airline partner: Qatar Airways.
Liquid Gold is Liquid Gold prides itself on creating true Italian products and their bespoke Prosecco is no exception. Made in the North-eastern regions of Italy, Liquid Gold Prosecco is a sparkling white wine that has the complexities and depth of flavour often associated with Champagne. Liquid Gold is one of our sponsors for the event.

Over 120 guests from various sectors and organizations joined this very successful and lively networking night. We are also honoured to have the presence of Ambassador Franz Jessen, Delegation Head of the European Union to the Philippines, who gave a message on EU and Philippines strong relationship especially when it comes to business and trade and Philippine Competition Commission Chairman, Mr. Arsenio Balisacan who shared a brief introduction on how the Commission is doing to improve the business environment of the country. Other VIPs and special guests were 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.

Winners of the raffle together with Mr. Samuel de Guzman of Siglo Suites and Mr. Lorens Ziller.
Amb. Franz Jessen giving a short message to the guests and highlighted the strong business relations between EU and the Philippines.
Chairman Arsenio Balisacan introducing the Philippine Competition Commission.
Mr. Lorens Ziller introducing two of our VIPs: Amb. Franz Jessen, Delegation Head of the European Union to the Philippines and Mr. Aresenio Balisacan, Chairman of the Philippine Competition Commission.

Aside from being able to network, meet friends and 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 was given the chance to participate to the raffle courtesy of Aloha Boracay Hotel and Siglo Suites. Lucky winners are Ms. Pia Casequin of Dusit Thani Hotel who won the 3 days 2 Nights stay with free breakfast for two persons courtesy of Aloha Boracay Hotels and Ms. Florife “Pinky” Mission of Easecox and Ms. Murielle Lecler of Home Tech Industries both won a 2 Days and 1 Night Gift Certificate from Siglo Suites.

Apart from all of that, all of our present guests for the whole series of L’Aperitivo Networking Nights will be given the chance of winning business roundtrip ticket to Italy courtesy of our official airline partner, Qatar Airways!

Over 120 guests from different sectors joined us in this event.
Mr. Lorens Ziller, Vice President and Executive Director of ICCPI with Mr. Gabriel Dayre, Programe Manager – Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to the Philippines
Mr. Lorens Ziller, Mr. Fidel Macuyag and Amb. Dr. Gion Gounet, UN Goodwill Ambassador.

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 April 27 themed with special dishes. Stay tuned!

Aperitivo comes from “aprire” which means ‘to open’ meaning to open or to stimulate the appetite. The most common drinks during an Aperitivo are simply red and white wines from Italy, and various other drinks and mixers like Prosecco, Spritz, Campari, Bellini and many others. Italians love having this pre-dinner drink accompanied with various antipasti, cold cuts like Parma-ham, Milano-salami, various sausages, parmesan cheese with other mixed cheese plates, mini pizzas (pizzette), Caprese and other cold salads, preserved vegetables such as mini onions, bell peppers and other local delicacies.


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