World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International

The 2017 Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute To Our Global Partners

The annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala is Chicago’s premier international event, honoring the foreign and honorary consulates in Chicago and celebrating the longstanding relationship between the city and the Consular Corps.


More than 600 guests are expected to 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 (CCC), an international group of Consulates, Consulates General and Honorary Consulates representing more than 80 countries around the world. Proceeds will also fund Chicago Consular Corps scholarships to the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ms. Amy Rule, and the Dean of the CCC, the Honorable Patricia Maza-Pittsford and Mr. Philip Pittsford, serve as Honorary Chairs.


National dress and black tie preferred.

Proudly paying tribute to this year’s honorees:

Global Citizen Award
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago

Chicago Legacy Award
Steven Koch
Former Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago

Corporate Ambassador Award


Accepted by Larry D. Richman, President and CEO, CIBC Bank USA

SEVP & Group Head, US Region


ChicagoNEXT Award


Accepted by Emile Cambry
Founder and CEO

2017 Chicago Sister Cities International Volunteer of the Year Award
Kathleen Borland
Chair, Social Services Committee

Friday, December 8, 2017

6:00 p.m. Reception | 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue

PJH Contact:
Rina Tsang email

World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International


World Business Chicago

Chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.


Chicago Sister Cities International

Chicago Sister Cities International, a division of World Business Chicago, provides leadership to develop, manage and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago’s 28 sister cities in the areas of international business, global education, cultural arts and tourism, and government relations. CSCI expands Chicago’s global reach for the benefit of the City of Chicago, its residents and businesses.


The Chicago Consular Corps

The mission of the Chicago Consular Corps is to safeguard the interests, rights and privileges of its members and members of their respective communities; to promote cooperation and friendly relations with the Federal, State, County and Municipal authorities, as well as with the business community, cultural and civic institutions; and to promote solidarity, friendship and cooperation between its members and the local community, and consequently to create and engender an “esprit de corps.” The Corps consists of all career and honorary consular officers presently appointed by a foreign government to their consular position in metropolitan Chicago and as such recognized by the U.S. Department of State.


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Event Levels
Host ($50,000)

Host the evening, with priority seating for eight and premium recognition in the program book

Platinum ($25,000)

Prime seating for eight and special recognition in the program book

Gold ($10,000)
Preferred seating for eight and special recognition in the program book

Silver ($5,000)
Seating for eight and special recognition the program book

Individual Reservation ($500)
Event Forms
World Business Chicago 501(c)(3) Letter
World Business Chicago W9 Form

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