The American Business Lunch, an enjoyable social networking event, was initiated 50 years ago for the American business men living in Milan. Today the event is more international in scope; English speaking business men and women from all countries are welcomed at our monthly networking luncheon. Each month features a notable expert who gives a 10 minute talk on a  topic of current interest to the business community, ranging from economics, culture, business trends, venture capital, leadership, charity, Milan EXPO and more, followed by Q&A and a lively discussion among the attendees. We are happy to announce that several people have secured new business through our luncheons! Come to our new networking during the aperitif time to interact with new people.

If you are new to our lunches, please let us know and we will introduce you to people the day of the lunch!

The name of the lunch has been changed in Barbara’s honour as the leader of the American Business Lunch

Barbara Cocchini’s American Business Lunch

is pleased to invite you to lunch:

Wednesday, 13th November 2019  


Grand Rosa Starhotels – Piazza Fontana, 3 – Duomo Red/Yellow Red Line

Price: €35 (paid to the hotel reception)


Special Guest Speaker:

 Brett Dvorak

Political-Economic Consul – American Consulate in Milan
The topic of his speech will be:

“The Thanksgiving Celebration”

Brett Dvorak arrived at the Consulate in Milan in June 2019 and serves as a Political and Economic Officer. Brett joined the Foreign Service in 2010 and has served overseas in Poland and Mexico. He most recently served in Washington, D.C. on the Ireland and Northern Ireland Desk in the Office of Western European Affairs. Prior to joining the Department of State, Brett practiced law for four years in Indiana with a focus in civil litigation. Brett has a B.A. in history and political science and a J.D., both from Indiana University. Brett and his wife, Sofie, have three children: Franny, Alice, and Thomas. In addition to Italian, Brett also speaks Spanish and Polish.


To reserve your place, please respond directly to: If you wish to bring any guests,  please list their name(s) and emails at the end of this email and we will send them an invitation.



Marina Fabozzi – Administrator Cocchini Relocation S.r.L.  

(In memory of: Barbara Cocchini – Owner Cocchini Relocation S.r.L.)



Agatha Pinto

Alberta Dufour

Annalisa Banzi

Marti Biles



Annette Arcucci



Ruggero Rubino – Partner LawFed Studio Legale e Tributario BRSA



Charles Zaiontz, IT consultant, author and teacher

David Wayne Callahan - Actor and Life Coach

Jim Faraci - DP Business Consulting S.r.L.

Vickie Sims – Chaplain, All Saints’ Milan


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