Premier international event honors the Chicago Consular Corps, representing 86 countries around the world
World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International will host the Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners, on December 8, 2017 at Hilton Chicago.
The annual Gala is Chicago’s premier international event honoring the Chicago Consular Corps (CCC)—an international group of Consulates, Consulates General and Honorary Consulates representing 86 countries around the world, and celebrating the longstanding relationship between the city and the Consular Corps.
More than 600 guests are expected to attend the black-tie event, which raises nearly $1 million each year to support the work of World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International and the Chicago Consular Corps scholarships to the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ms. Amy Rule, and the Dean of the CCC, the Honorable Patricia Maza-Pittsford and Mr. Philip Pittsford, serve as Honorary Chairs.
This year’s honorees include:
2017 GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago
CHICAGO LEGACY AWARD
Steven Koch, Former Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago
2017 CORPORATE AMBASSADOR AWARD
Accepted by Larry D. Richman, President and CEO, CIBC Bank USA
SEVP & Group Head, US Region
2017 CHICAGONEXT AWARD
Accepted by Emile Cambry
Founder and CEO
2017 CHICAGO SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Chair, Social Services Committee
For more information or to register, visit http://wbc.palbeta.com/consular-corps-gala/