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October, 2018
We are delighted to welcome our new members. For further information about our new members please visit the section Welcome to New Members
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Business trip to Modena and Reggio Emilia (Northern Italy) for UK Food Buyers
3rd/6th October 2018
The Italian Chamber of Commerce for the UK has teamed up with Modena Chamber of Commerce to organise a business trip to this beautiful part of northern Italy. The event will take place from 3rd – 6th October 2018, representing a fantastic opportunity for UK food buyers to discover what the local food production has to offer! The event will take place in Modena and Reggio Emilia over the course of three days and will include B2B meetings with the Italian producers, as well as company site visits. The promoted products will be the balsamic vinegar of Modena, Parmigiano Reggiano and other cheeses, Modena ham and other cured meats, pastas, olive oils, jams, sauces, syrups and many more! All travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organisers.
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40th Annual Conference - Innovation & Human Value: A Way Forward
26th October 2018, Church House Conference Centre, Westminster
The Chamber's most important event is its Annual Conference, first held in 1981. It was originally scheduled just prior to the International Monetary Fund as an informal get together of the participants en route from Italy to Washington or one of the other venues abroad. Over the years it has became a significant event in its own right and an obligatory date on the calendar of anyone dealing with Italy and the UK. This year’s theme is ‘Innovation & Human Value: A Way Forward’. Attendees include senior bankers, economists, lawyers and businesspeople from Italy and the UK involved in a wide spectrum of business activities between the two countries. Speakers and Guests of Honour are of the highest level and have included Government ministers and representatives of both countries.
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Business trip to Apulia for UK Food Buyers
24th- 26th October 2018
The ICCIUK is currently working along with the Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian Trade Agency and Assocamerestero on the project “Valorisation of authentic Italian agri-food products against the Italian sounding phenomenon – Focus Europe”. The project aims to combat the diffusion of the Italian Sounding phenomenon in specific European countries – including the UK – and encourage the export of Italian food through the conscious consumption of authentic Made in Italy products. Under this initiative and in collaboration with Unioncamere Puglia, we offer the exclusive opportunity to two UK food buyers to take part in a business trip to Bari to meet over 60 food companies operating in Apulia.
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Talented Young Italians Award
fifth edition on 25th October 2018 at Church House, Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster.
Since 2013, The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in London and with the patronage of H.E. Raffaele Trombetta, is pleased to announce the Talented Young Italians Award edition. The aim of this award is to bring to public attention the individuals who have succeded in their endeavours in the UK, at the same time keeping a link with Italy and fostering exchanges between the two countries. Applications must reach the Chamber of Commerce by Friday 7th September.
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Brexit Workshop: Tackling tax issues for Italian & British businesses
8th November 2018
We are delighted to invite you to a Brexit workshop hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce to discuss the potential direct tax, VAT and customs changes that could affect Italian and British businesses post Brexit. This Workshop would suit anyone conducting UK/EU cross-border business, in particular importing and exporting goods. It would also be of interest to international groups with UK and EU parent and/or subsidiary companies.
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Royal Horticultural Halls, London | 5th – 7th October 2018
Welcome Italia is the event organized by The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK and dedicated to all food lovers that wish to discover and explore the best of Italian Food & Beverage. Indulge in a unique experience of Italian aromas and flavours, embark on a journey that brings together quality, passion and sustainability. As well as meeting the producers of the finest Italian food&drinks, it will be possible to attend extraordinary cooking shows, where the most famous Italian chefs in the UK will demonstrate their abilities recreating delicious and tasty recipes. Last edition has seen performances and masterclasses by Danilo Cortellini, Enzo Olivieri, Aldo Zilli, Judy Ridgway, Joe Hurd and many others. For further information, please click here or send an email to
NEC, Birmingham |from the 9th to the 11th of October 2018
Surface and Materials Show is part of the UK Construction Week, the most important event for the building environment covering design, planning and construction and presents the latest surface solutions for design and innovation. The fair extends over an area of 7.500 m² and combines 9 shows under one roof. Last year the event attracted over 33.000 visitors, 7.000 of whom were architects, interior designers and industry professionals from world class enterprises. All together they generated over £75 billion in combined purchasing power. This number might increase even more considering the general growth (more than 11%) experienced in only one year time from the 2016 to the 2017 edition. Moreover, possibilities for networking are available during daily events such as Beer Festivals, Casino Night, CPD, discussion session, etc. For further information, Click here
Excel Exhibition Centre, London | from 20th to 22nd November 2018
Food Matters Live is the UK's only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future. The 2018 edition will welcome over 800 exhibitors and more than 16,000 professionals. The Awards, curated across 10 categories, will reflect the themes at the heart of Food Matters Live. They make the important connections across all elements of the food and drink supply chain – from innovative product development, ground-breaking science and technology through to packaging design and marketing strategies. For further information, please click here.
Excel Exhibition Centre, London | from 5th to 7th March 2019
Welcome to the future - FUTUREBUILD
Futurebuild is the evolution of Ecobuild and fulfilment of the bold vision for the future that we first announced following the acquisition of the event at the end of 2016. Futurebuild 2019 brings together opinion-shapers, decision-makers and product innovators under a common purpose to explore the latest technologies and approaches, and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment – now and in the future – both in the UK and overseas. The six Hubs provide dedicated platforms that unite sector-specific experts and innovators with leading brands and organisations. For further information, please click here.
Excel Exhibition Centre, London | 8th – 9th May 2019
ELEVATE 2019, the largest B2B event that aims to tackle inactivity will be held on the 8-9th May 2019 at the Excel Exhibition Centre, London. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet and network with thousands of buyers that come, every year, to attend the biggest and most attractive event dedicated to physical activity-health and wellness in UK. View the website for more info about the event click here. To find out more on how to participate please contact Alessandro Nobilini at the following email address


Discover the new Menu
Our restaurant is a traditional Italian gluten-free trattoria and pizzeria. A celebration of authentic cuisine, where you will experience true Italian tradition in London. Simply great ingredients of the finest quality, produced by beautiful people. The ethos of Ardiciocca is focused on showcasing and celebrating Italian cuisine with a distinctive twist. And that twist, dear foodies, is that Ardiciocca is completely gluten-free. Yes, you read that correctly, and it’s all done without skimping on the flavour. Quite the opposite, in fact. Located along North End Road, this authentic trattoria and pizzeria has a talented and passionate team behind it so you can expect great (and very delicious) things gracing the Ardiciocca London menu. All the dishes are rustic, creative and bursting with flavour.
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The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK (ICCIUK) is delighted to present an Italian Film Season - an interesting and varied programme of nine Italian films spanning more than 50 years. This month’s film is: Bicycle Thieves The theatre will open from 2.15pm, the speaker Maggie Hoffgen will introduce the film at 3.00pm and screenings begin at 3.15pm. Films are screened in Italian with English subtitles. All films must be pre-booked.
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How to make your Food and Drink business viable   
during BREXIT transition
24th October 2018, 10 – 12:30 |DWF LLP, 1 Scott Place 2 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3AA
The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK (ICCIUK) is glad to invite you to an important seminar for the businesses of the food and beverage sector. The event will be held on October 24th in Spinningfields at the DWF premises. The aim is to give companies support to keep their business viable, in order to make the transition as smooth as possible, focusing on some very interesting issues related to Brexit. The event is supported by the DWF, which has done some thought leadership on Food & Drink sector trends regarding Brexit, the offer of work, food reformulation, technology and innovation and circular economy.
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The Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the United Kingdom is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England no. 598572. Reg Office: 22-24 Ely Place, London, EC1N 6TE. V.A.T. Registration No 510352988. The Chamber is recognised by the Italian Government under the law of 1st July 1970 no. 51
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