The 2018 Chicago Consular Corps Gala


Friday, November 30, 2018
Hilton Chicago // 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

6:00 PM Pre-Reception
7:00 PM Dinner
9:00 - 11:00 PM After Party


JOIN US At The Gala

World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International will host the Chicago Consular Corps Gala: Celebrating Chicago's Global Community, on November 30, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago.

This 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 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.

CHAIR

John C. Robak
President, Greeley and Hansen

HONORARY CHAIRS

Mayor Rahm Emanuel & Ms. Amy Rule
City of Chicago

The Honorable Patricia Maza-Pittsford & Mr. Philip Pittsford
Dean of the Consular Corps of Chicago

This event showcases why Chicago is a global city. We are proud to be the hosts of this event and to honor the consulates, as well as our award winners for their work representing Chicago as an international city.

Leroy Allala
Executive Director, Chicago Sister Cities International

 

2018 HONOREES

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

 

- PRESENTING SPONSOR -

 

- HOST SPONSORS -

 

- PLATINUM SPONSORS -

 

- DIAMOND SPONSORS -

  • FCB Chicago
  • Lazard
  • Peoples Gas

 

- GOLD SPONSORS -

  • AbbVie
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Ariel Investments
  • The Boeing Company
  • EQ Office
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Globetrotters Engineering Corporation
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Hyatt Hotels Foundation
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • ITW
  • JLL
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kirkland & Ellis with Linda and Dennis Myers
  • Microsoft
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • PNC Bank
  • Pritzker Traubert Foundation
  • PwC
  • Riverside Investment & Development
  • Turner Construction Company
  • VIPKID
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance

 

- SILVER SPONSORS -

  • Accenture
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC
  • Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Choose Chicago
  • Conagra Brands
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Goldberg Kohn Ltd
  • Horizon Pharma
  • Lavin Family Foundation
  • Littler Mendelson
  • Loop Capital Markets LLC
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Mesirow Financial
  • Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
  • Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
  • SC Johnson
  • The Sidley Austin Foundation
  • Suzanne and Michael Moskow
  • UL
  • William Blair

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As of Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2017 GALA HIGHLIGHTS