Italian South African Chamber of Trade & Industries

The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industry is a non-profit organization that supports the Italian-South African business community and assists with commercial ventures between the two countries.

The Chamber acts as a bridge between Italian and South African business. We provide vital knowledge, contacts and tailor-made assistance for Italian and South African companies to be able to navigate the prospects of bilateral trade between the two countries.

Founded in 1983 by a group of 15 prominent South African-Italian businessmen, the Italian Chamber has retained an extremely strong board of directors, consisting of some of the top Italian-South African business figures. The Chamber is thus given its mandate and guidance by a highly knowledgeable group of people who are extremely attuned to the relationship between Italy and South Africa. Every year, members of the Chamber elect an Executive Committee which works to adopt and revise strategies relevant to the annual context of the market.

We believe that there remain many opportunities in both the South African and Italian markets; and the different global economic positions of the two countries provide many opportunities for partnership between the two nations. Our team is able to tailor-make the most suitable solution for our clients. In addition to the wide range of services we offer to members and non-members, we support clients by means of personalized trade and investment solutions.

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Business Excellence Awards 2022

The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries has been organising the Business Excellence Awards annually since 1999 as a Charity Gala Dinner.

The evening will serve to not only recognise the efforts of the Italian Business community

but also help raise funds for the Little Eden foundation, a non-profit the Italian-South African Chamber has assisted

for a number of years.

BEA is a great opportunity for companies and attendees to build their network, helping them to connect and integrate the Italian and South African economies.

This year's event will be at a reduced scale to accommodate ongoing Covid restrictions. In contrast with previous years, the evening will be organised as a cocktail event rather than a formal dinner. However, there will be no compromise on the evenings' proceedings.

Guests will be welcomed by this year's MC, Mr. Neil Andrews.

Additionally, the Johannesburg Opera will be giving a spectacular performance throughout.

This year the following categories will be awarded:

Business Person of the Year

Business Enterprise of the Year

Lifetime Recognition Award

Both the Business Person of the Year and the Business Enterprise of the Year was open to nominations from the public.

This year's Business Excellence Awards will be a moment where we can be proud to be Italians


This ticket will guarantee you a reservation for the Business Excellence Awards 2021.
You may purchase more than one ticket.

Price excludes VAT.

Standard PriceR 1,500


Paolo Cuculi (Ambassador of Italy in Pretoria at ITALIAN EMBASSY PRETORIA)

Paolo Cuculi

Ambassador of Italy in Pretoria at ITALIAN EMBASSY PRETORIA

Virgilio Da Molo (President at Italian South African Chamber of Trade and Industries)

Virgilio Da Molo

President at Italian South African Chamber of Trade and Industries

Neil Andrews (Master of Ceremonies at Supersport)

Neil Andrews

Master of Ceremonies at Supersport

Johannesburg Opera

Johannesburg Opera

Sponsors and Partners

Little Eden Donations

LITTLE EDEN is a registered non-profit organisation providing life-long care to 300 children and adults with profound intellectual disability in two custom-designed residential facilities – Domitilla and Danny Hyams Home in Edenvale, and Elvira Rota Village, in Bapsfontein.

The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries has taken the opportunity of this year's Business Excellence Awards to raise funds for Little Eden Charity.

Attendees will be able to make donations ahead of time at the link provided or on the night of the event.

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Residence of the Ambassador of Italy
365 Edward Street, Waterkloof Ridge,
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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For additional event or venue information, please email can also reach us at +27 116153906

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