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.

CHAIR

John C. Robak
President, Greeley and Hansen

HONORARY CHAIRS

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot & First Lady Amy Eshleman
City of Chicago

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

Each year, we are honored to host the Chicago Consular Corps Gala to celebrate the efforts of Chicago’s large and diverse diplomatic community in connecting Chicago to the world. As a city built by immigrants, the gala allows us to recognize Chicago’s international heritage, while continuing to celebrate its position as a major global city ready to welcome businesses and people from every corner of the globe.

Andrea L. Zopp
President & CEO, World Business Chicago

2019 HONOREES

GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD
Samuel C. Scott III

Chicago Sister Cities Volunteer of the Year Award
Ruben D. Ocampo

ChicagoNext Award
FutureFounders

Corporate Ambassador Award
PwC

OUR SPONSORS

HOST SPONSOR



PLATINUM SPONSORS



DIAMOND SPONSORS

  • BNY Mellon |
  • CIBC |
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance

GOLD SPONSORS

  • AbbVie |
  • BMO Harris Bank |
  • Choose Chicago |
  • Fifth Third Bank |
  • Globetrotters Engineering Corporation |
  • Hyatt Hotels Foundation |
  • Ingredion Incorporated |
  • ITW |
  • Jenner & Block LLP |
  • JLL |
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP |
  • KPMG |
  • Lavin Family Foundation |
  • Lazard |
  • Loop Capital Markets LLC |
  • Mars Wrigley |
  • Microsoft |
  • Northwestern Medicine |
  • PNC Bank |
  • Pritzker Traubert Foundation |

SILVER SPONSORS

  • AAR Corp. |
  • Accenture |
  • Access Community Health Network |
  • Advocate Aurora Health |
  • Chapman and Cutler LLP |
  • Clayco |
  • Don and Liz Thompson, Cleveland Avenue, LLC |
  • Ernst & Young LLP |
  • FCB Chicago |
  • Grant Thorton LLP |
  • Mayer Brown LLP |
  • McDonald's Corporation |
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. |
  • Peoples Gas |
  • Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP |
  • Sidley Austin LLP |
  • Turner Construction Company |
  • Ulta Beauty

Sponsor Listing as of September 24

BECOME A SPONSOR

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 msillas@worldbusinesschicago.com

2018 GALA HIGHLIGHTS