The 2019 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

Friday, November 1, 2019
Hilton Chicago // 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

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

World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International will host the Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Salute to Global Leadership, on November 1, 2019 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.


John C. Robak
President, Greeley and Hansen


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




The success of The Chicago Consluar Corps Gala would not be possible without the generosity of businesses with a strong connection to our community. With great appreciation, we ask that you consider supporting this event as an official sponsor.

 If you or someone you know is able to contribute, or have any questions, please contact Melanie Sillas at