Mission and Objectives

AmCham's purpose is to develop and foster economic and cultural relations between the United States of America and Italy, and to protect its members' interests in the sphere of business between the two countries.

 

AmCham's Mission

AmCham serves as the main interlocutor in the development of business activities in the United States. Towards this end, it regularly organizes meetings and conferences with leading international decision-makers. Moreover, through its advocacy work, it offers member enterprises an inside track to communicate directly with the top representatives of Italian and American political and economic institutions.

 

Mission

 

DEVELOPING AND FOSTERING

 

Eonomic relations between the United States of America and Italy

PROTECTING AND ENHANCING

 

Its members' interests in the sphere of business between the two countries

PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING

 

Cultural relations between Italy and the United States of America 

 

Membership base

AmCham currently boasts more than 500 members, including the largest Italian and American multinationals, numerous Italian medium-sized enterprises, as well as the most well-known international professional law firms. The Board of Directors includes leaders of some of the largest enterprises operating in Italy, like Dow, Citi, Enel, Eni, ExxonMobil, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, and many more.

 

How to become a Member - American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

To join AmCham please submit your request filling in the online form.

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History

The American Chamber of Commerce in Italy was founded in Milan on April 13, 1915. Initially called "Camera di Commercio Americana in Milano," it was given its current name at a later time.

The 19 founding members who met at the Europa Hotel on Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan shared the common vision of setting up a body tasked with bringing American and Italian entrepreneurship and cultures closer together. AmCham's founding members included Charles Hauss (elected the first President at that time), John Stucke (Vice President), Giulio Cesare Cotta (Treasurer) and Emilio Lepetit (Honorary Secretary).

Over the years, AmCham rapidly adapted to - and was often ahead of - the times, offering Italian and American economic and political institutions recommendations and advice for changing and improving laws and regulations in both countries.

AmCham Italy has no ideological, political, or party ties in either country.

In addition to its headquarters in Milan, AmCham operates in major Italian and American cities through a network of Local Representatives.

 

Organization

Although headquartered in Milan, AmCham Italy can rely on representatives in the following Italian and American regions and cities:

 

List of Italian Regions with Local Representatives

 

List of American States with Local Representatives

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of about 50 members, including the highest representatives of American and Italian multinationals. Board Members are elected and confirmed by the Members' Meeting.

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