2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

Around the World in One Night

The 2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala 

Make plans to join World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International and the Chicago Consular Corps for the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: Around the World in One Night, on November 6, 2020.

The unprecedented challenges of 2020 have made it clear that we are all connected – across our city, country and the world.

Our reimagined Gala promises to be a virtual international experience like no other, where Chicago’s cultural diversity and its global connectivity is front and center.

  • Make it a fun night without leaving the comfort and safety of your home.
  • Get dressed in your fanciest dress, shirt or your most favorite pajamas.
  • Consider ordering dinner in from one of our international partner restaurants.
  • Share your #AroundTheWorldInOneNight experience with us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Participate in a special toast to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Chicago Sister Cities International.
  • Hear from members of Chicago’s Consular Corps, an international group of Consulates, Consulates-General, and Honorary Consulates, representing 88 countries around the world.

Your attendance will support the collective work of World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International, and the Chicago Consular Corps. Our combined efforts to promote Chicago as a leading global city is more crucial than ever.

The 2020 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

Reception – 6:30 PM CST

Program – 7:00 PM CST

International music performance to follow program

Honorary Chairs

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot & First Lady Amy Eshleman
The Honorable Gisselle Castillo-Veremis, Dean of the Chicago Consular Corps


Co-Chair & Presenting Sponsor

John C. Robak, Chief Executive Officer


 

2020 Honorees

2020 GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD

Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal and Partner of Studio Gang

2020 CORPORATE AMBASSADOR AWARD

Loop Capital Markets LLC

2020 CHICAGO SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Iwona Wegrzyn-Bochenska, Co-Chair, Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International