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May 18-20 – Italian Jewels on Madison

(trade only)

The first workshop dedicated to “The Italian Jewelry Manifesto”, a three-day workshop in the Piazza Italia headquarters. Over 40 leading companies will showcase the best in design, sustainability, innovation and technology. The project, promoted by the Italian Trade Agency in collaboration with Federorafi and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims to showcase goldsmiths from North to South, from Vicenza, to the diamond district of Valenza, from Arezzo to the corals and cameos of Torre del Greco, a journey into timeless elegance and craftmanship.

May 23

11:00 am: Women in Wine – The Italian Perspective

Moderator Mirella Menglide
Discussion about the role of women in the business of wine making, selling, marketing and writing. Light lunch to follow. (ICE – 33 East 67th Street). Register here (seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • Miriam Morgenstern – vice president, associate publisher  Wine Spectator
  • Giulia Cecchi – La Famiglia Cecchi winemakers; Volio Imports
  • Alessandra Rotondi – Sommelier certified by Italian Association of Sommeliers
  • May Matta-Aliah – president of In the Grape, ambassador and lead educator of Alto Adige and Franciacorta, member of Les Dames d’Escoffier
  • Ornella Faddo – Influencer, TV personality  Brindiamo! Channel Italy

2:30 pm: Italian Restaurant Industry

Moderator John Mariani

Seminar on the Challenges & Perspectives in the USA . Refreshments to follow. (ICE – 33 East 67th Street).

Register here (seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • John Mariani – writer, journalist, food & wine critic
  • Gianfranco Sorrentino – president, Gruppo Italiano
  • Dino Borri – General manager Eataly USA
  • Odette Fada – chef, educator at Culinary Institute of America
  • Andrea Berti – sr. director business development, Atalanta Corp.

*Seminar organized in collaboration with Gruppo Italiano




6:30 pm: Guided tasting of small plates

Featuring Italian products entrusted with the highest honor of the protected denominations of origin. Eataly (200 Fifth Avenue). Register here (seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis).

Venice Original, May 18-25

A digital project to promote and incentivate the artistic traditional craftsmanship of Venice.

Nestled at the Italian Cultural Institute, a selection of authentic Venetian craftsmanship objects will be on display to enjoy samples of the 120+ Venetian artisans, their products and their stories. On May 25, at the conclusion of Italy on Madison, the Venice Original e-commerce project will be unveiled, a the new guide that tells all the authentic / original craftsmen, two years after the launch of the initiative and one year after the portal went online.

To attend register here: Venice Original Project & Exhibition, May 18-25 (