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11th Annual “Experience the Taste of Chile”

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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April 27, 2016

5:00 pm Chilean Wine Tasting & Reception
6:00 pm Dinner & Award Ceremony

Hotel du Pont

11th & Market Streets

Wilmington, DE 19899

Receiving the 2016 Visionary Award:
United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Plant Protection and Quarantine
(USDA-APHIS-PPQ)

Join the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia for its 11th Annual “Experience the Taste of Chile,” an evening of authentic Chilean food and wine, rich conversation and celebration of the fruitful commercial and trade partnership between the Delaware Valley and the Republic of Chile.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this unique event and show your support for the work the Chamber does to continually strengthen the commercial and business ties between the Greater Philadelphia Region and Chile and to salute the USDA-APHIS-PPQ for their outstanding achievements.

Individual Tickets

CACC Member Ticket – $150.00

CACC Non-Member Ticket – $200.00

Online Registration

 

 

17th Annual Friend of Chile Award Luncheon

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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Save the Date

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11:30 a.m. Chilean Wine Tasting & Reception
12:00 noon Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt at the Bellevue
Broad and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For the seventeenth consecutive year, the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce will recognize outstanding members of the regional business community with a strong commitment to expanding the commercial and trade relationships between the Republic of Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region. Join Chamber members and other business leaders in honoring our award recipients who have contributed to this thriving relationship. If last year’s sold-out crowd is any indication – hundreds of CACCGP members and guests will fill the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in downtown Philadelphia in celebration of the Chamber honorees’ hard work and dedication.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ricardo Maldonado at 215-790-3769 or ricardo@greaterphilachamber.com. Your participation helps make the awards ceremony a resounding success.

The Challenges and Opportunities of Global Mobility

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Program & Panel Discussion

Member Tickets – $45
Non Member Tickets – $75
Three Member Tickets ($35 each) – $105
Five Member Tickets ($30 each) – $150

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Global mobility has become a critical component of success for multinational companies relocating employees around the world. These moves can bring about a variety of unique challenges, including healthcare, visa/immigration, banking, cultural interface, employee benefit plans, taxes, local and overseas compliance obligations, and other regulatory requirements.

A panel of specialists will provide an insight to the many aspects of managing international cross-border issues.

Panelists Confirmed:

Karen Andersen
Senior Manager, Tax Group
ParenteBeard

Valentine Brown, Esq.
Partner, Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group
Duane Morris, LLP

Katharina Gerald, GMS
Director, Mobility Support Service
Global Arena

Allen C. Koski
Vice President, Eastern Region
CIGNA Global Health Benefits


MODERATOR:

Paul Jensen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
LeBow College of Business
Drexel University

The event will cover key expatriate management topics including:
• Global immigration compliance trends
• Global tax update
• Latest developments in global mobility technology
• Talent management and international mobility
• Global immigration policies

To learn more about this program and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ricardo Maldonado at 215-790-3769 or Ricardo@greaterphilachamber.com.

Chilean Fresh Fruit Trade Operations

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Save the Date!

 

October 31, 2013

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM tour of Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Program

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
6700 Essington Ave., J-232
Philadelphia, PA 19153

What to expect in the upcoming Chilean fresh fruit season?

Join us in an interactive experience with colleagues, port representatives and government officials to review trade, technical, legal, regulations and business issues affecting the import of Chilean fresh fruit into the Delaware River. Don’t miss out!

There is no charge for CACC members to attend; however, attendence is limited and reservations are required.

3 tickets per member company

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For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rong Lai at 215-790-3627 or rlai@greaterphilachamber.com.

 

Corporate Sponsors:

Delaware River Stevedores

Globo Fruit

Holt Logistics

J&K Fresh East

OHL

Western Fumigation

 

International Business Networking Reception

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Featuring the Honorable Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Registration

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Program

 

Broad & Walnut Streets 19th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102
            For the third consecutive year, the members of the international business community have joined forces to host a business networking reception with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter. Philadelphia is an international city on the cutting edge of economic and business development. Encouraging new investment and commercial trade interaction between Philadelphia and the rest of the world is a priority for Mayor Michael Nutter.
On the evening of July 30, join hundreds of your business peers as Mayor Nutter shares his plans and efforts to keep Philadelphia as a top US destination for foreign direct investment and commercial trade.
For sponsorship opportunities, or to learn more about this program, please contact Ricardo Maldonado at 215-790-3627 or ricardo@greaterphilachamber.com.

Fees

 Members: $55.00

Non Members: $75.00

 
 

Registration

Registration ends Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Breakfast with President of Chile

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The U.S Chamber of Commerce, the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin American, and the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to

 

A Keynote Breakfast and Conversation

“Chile Competitiveness in the XXI Century:

A Road to development and Economic Growth”

Featuring

 

H.E. Sebastián Piñera

President, Republic of Chile

Join us for President Piñera’s address to the U.S. Business Community on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Pacific Alliance, and other issues affecting bilateral and regional trade.

Monday, June 3, 2013

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

International Hall of Flags

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1615 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20062-2000

Members: $40

Non –members: $50

To register, please contact Allison Parmiter at 202-463-5485 or aparmiter@uschamber.com

Experience the Taste of Chile

Monday, March 4th, 2013

5:00 – 6:00 PM Registration
5:00 – 8:00 PM Program

The DuPont Country Club
1001 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

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Join the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia for its 8th Annual “Experience the Taste of Chile,” an evening of unique authentic Chilean foods, wine, conversation and celebration of the fruitful commercial and trade partnership between the Delaware River and the Republic of Chile.

2013 Visionary Award Honorees

Cristian Allende Marin
President, Fruit Growers Federation of Chile (Fedefruta)

Ronald Bown
Chairman, Chilean Exporters’ Assocation

This year, we will discover and taste a wide range of wines from the long, thin country that many refer to as the winemakers’ paradise. Chile’s perfect climate and geographical location — nestled between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean — offer the winemaker excellent conditions to make premium wines with character and diversity in an eco-friendly environment.

In 2013, the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce celebrates 25 Years of contributing to the progress and economic strength of the Greater Philadelphia Region. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this unique event, and show your support for the work the Chamber does to keep the commercial and business ties between Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region strong — let’s celebrate together!

To learn more, contact Ricardo Maldonado at 215-790-3769

15th Annual "Friend of Chile" Awards Luncheon Video

Friday, November 30th, 2012

15th Annual “Friend of Chile” Awards Luncheon

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

At this year’s 15th Annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon, The Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce presented international import pioneer, David Schiro, with their Friend of Chile Award. Noted civic leader Don Caldwell and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art’s Bacchanal! Wine Committee were honored with the Chamber’s Pablo Neruda Award. Both awardees have charted new territory in the realm of cultural bridge building and social innovation between nations. His Excellency Felipe Bulnes, Chile’s Ambassador to the United States, joined the Chamber in offering commendations to both honorees, along with Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Stack, who is noted for his long-time support of Chilean and Keystone state relations.

2012 “Friend of Chile” Awards Luncheon

Chamber Announces this Year's Friend of Chile Awards

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Philadelphia’s business and cultural communities turned out to taste the ‘solution’ to a 100 year old transcontinental viticulture mystery during a wine party which was the back drop for the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce announcement of this year’s award winners for the Friend of Chile Banquet Luncheon this coming November 15, 2012

The charming event held at The Print Center of Philadelphia, in partnership with ProChile and Wines of Chile, emphasized the alliance between the Arts and Business. Amid the classic fine art photographs adorning the walls, the atmosphere was charged with anticipation around the introduction of the Carmenère Wines from the Colchagua and Central Valleysin Chile. The Carmenère grape was one of the six noble grapes of Bordeaux, France and was the only ‘great grape’ thought lost to humanity after the phylloxera blight that wiped out much of France’s grape vineyards during the 1860’s to 1880’s. Many of the ‘great grapes’ were recovered via plants that had been shipped to California. But for over 100 years, it was thought the Carmenère grape was lost forever. The evening’s Carmenère wines were supplied by SOI Wines and their Chairman, Norman Schwartz picks up the story, “In 1994 a viticulturist trying to figure out why the merlot wine of Chile was so unique, identified and discovered the secret ingredients were not merlot grapes, but actually genuine Carmenère grapes and Chile now makes this signature world class wine available once again.” Having helped the successful launch of Yellowtail Wines and many other liquors,Schwartz’s love of history and this intriguing story of ‘wine paradise lost and found,’ drove his energies to develop the Oops label’s Carmenère wines. He explains, just as today, there is an American connection dating back over 200 years, “In the late 1700’s, Thomas Jefferson went to Bordeaux, France, tasting all the different varietals. He then introduced Ben Franklin and other historic figures to the great Bordeaux’s and very specifically to Carmenère. So to find it growing so successfully in Chile and have it be discovered all over again has really established the Chilean wine business in a much stronger manner than ever before.”

Robert Palaima, the President of the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce, announced this year’s winners to be honored at the 15th Annual Friend of Chile Award Banquet, while emphasizing the Chamber’s commitment to strengthening businesses throughout the Delaware Valley Region.

“We have selected the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in particular its Wine Committee and Staff, as the recipient of the Pablo Neruda Award for 2012. Through its well-recognized Bacchanal Wine Auction, the Committee has not only benefitted aspiring student artists at PAFA, but has promoted cross cultural understanding and strengthened international ties through a shared affinity for wine and the wine making arts, and in particular has elevated the recognition of quality Chilean wines in the Delaware Valley region.

The Friend of Chile Award is being given to David Schiro, the president of Jac. Vandenberg, Incorporated, a company which helped pioneer the importation of fruit from Chile.

In making the announcement, the Chamber noted his pivotal role in Chile’s economic progress. David Schiro said, “I am greatly honored to be the recipient of the 2012 Friend of Chile Award. It is most gratifying to be included in the group of outstanding people who have also received this distinguished award and great thanks to the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce.”

Mr. Schiro has been a leader in the Chilean Fresh Fruit industry for over 36 years, and has been influential in the growth of the industry throughout his career.

Annually, 85 million cases of Chilean produce travel through the three ports of the Delaware River. That number represents 65% of Chile’s exports, all coming through the Delaware Valley region.

“Whatever Chile does, it always turns out first-class products,” said Robert Palaima. “Their exceptional wines, grapes and all their fresh produce speak volumes for Chile’s remarkable agricultural accomplishments on the world stage. The Carmenère grapes and wines are poised to take their delicious place at the head of the international wine table.”

The executive director of the Print Center, Liz Spungen told the gathering they are one of the oldest groups in the country dedicated to fine-art print making and photography. She said hosting this cultural and business event “builds another important bridge between the commerce community and the Arts.”

“Such alliances insure a better future for everyone,” said Ricardo Maldonado, the Executive Director of the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce. “The success of this evening shows us when the Arts and Business get together – our entire society is the really big winner. The cultural richness of an evening like this, with an ancient wine restored, a mystery solved, its proponents coming together from three different continents, charting new territory and making history is what ‘good business’ is all about.”

With that winning combination in mind, the Chilean & American Chamber announced that the 15th Annual “Friend of Chile” Awards luncheon will be held at the Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at noon. For sponsorship and information call 215-790-3769

Click here to see pictures from “Experience Carmenère” wine tasting

Experience Carménère: Chilean Wine Tasting

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Member ticket $35
Non-Member ticket $50

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Once a puzzle to growers, this grape has evolved into Chile’s signature superstar

Experience Carménère

A vine nursery mix-up in the 19th century turned out to be a happy accident for 21st-century wine lovers. Since its identification in Chilean vineyards in 1994, Carménère — the forgotten grape of Bordeaux — has evolved from Chile’s solid commercial red grape to its lauded signature varietal. Producing everything from informal, crowd-pleasing wines to cellar-worthy mater-pieces, Carménère is the star of a Chilean wine story that’s still evolving.

On the evening of Wednesday, May 30, enjoy a variety of Carménère, appetiezers, business networking and raffl e prizes while exploring the art exhibit at the Print Center.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Eisen at 215-790-3627 or seisen@greaterphilachamber.com

About the Print Center

Located just off Rittenhouse Square, The Print Center is a nonprofit art gallery that exhibits contemporary printmaking and photography. Founded in 1915, The Print Center has been supporting new artists, new processes and new collectors for nearly 100 years. Take part in one of the many opening receptions or education programs and browse through the largest selection of contemporary art in Philadelphia in our Gallery Store.

To learn more about The Print Center , visit www.printcenter.org.

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