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 CHAIR

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

OUR SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS



DIAMOND SPONSORS

  • CIBC |
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance

GOLD SPONSORS

  • AbbVie |
  • Fifth Third Bank |
  • Hyatt Hotels Foundation |
  • Ingredion Incorporated |
  • Lavin Family Foundation |
  • Mars Wrigley |
  • PNC Bank |

SILVER SPONSORS

  • Accenture |
  • Advocate Aurora Health |
  • Chapman and Cutler LLP |
  • Ernst & Young LLP |
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. |
  • Peoples Gas |
  • Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP |
  • Ulta Beauty |

Sponsor Listing as of July 23

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