Excellence Magazine & NIAF Awards Italian Excellence


The valorisation of made in Italy, the promotion of Italy abroad, the fight against crime. These are some of the reasons why several leading Italian personalities have been chosen by the board of NIAF Italia –  National Italian American Foundation – to receive the prestigious “Excellence Magazine NIAF Italia Awards 2016.”

The main objective of the Association is in fact to provide intermediation services in bilateral Italian-US relations by availing its associates with a network of contacts in the USA, able to orient and facilitate the starting up of entrepreneurial and professional activities in America, and reinforce economic and social relations once these activities have been underway for some time.

The long-established partnership between NIAF and  Excellence Magazine, has meant that, in this exclusive Event, Excellence Magazine, the undisputed spokesman of Excellence Luxury & Lifestyle in the world, is present as Main Sponsor to this prestigious event during who will be Award the Italian Excellence.


The awards ceremony will be held this coming September 30th in Rome, at the Roman Acquarium, at 8 pm. Among the participants, the Italian Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda; the president of the National Magistrates Association, Piercamillo Davigo; the president of Italian Chamber of Fashion, Carlo Capasa, the president of the Center for American Studies and Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Giovanni De Gennaro and the owner of “Antica Pesa” in Rome, New York and Doha Francesco Panella.

The evening’s proceeds will go towards funding two grants for a postgraduate course at the Villanova University – Philadelphia Business School, USA.

About us

Niaf Italy was set up in May 30, 2011 at the behest of its President Prof. Paolo Catalfamo. The main objective of the association is to provide intermediation services in bilateral Italian – US relations by availing its associates with a network of contacts in the USA able to orient and facilitate the setting up of business and professional activities on American soil, and strengthen the economic and social relations of the activities that have been underway for some time. Niaf Italy, a landmark throughout the country with its network of leading Italian and US organizations and companies, is committed to strengthening the economic, political, legal and cultural relations between the two countries. The association also works overseas to illustrate Italy’s strengths and excellences in the various sectors, at the same time promoting the image and potential of today’s Italy, where talent, creativity, expertise and innovation lie at the basis of the present and future of Italian flagship products. Niaf Italy considers it essential to still ensure today that the younger generations of Italian Americans are tied to the values ​​of Italian tradition, to focus on the activity of promotion and cultural cooperation between the two countries. Not only the three Fs (Food – Fashion – Furniture) but also the artistic heritage, cinema, theatre and music together with scientific research and technology, project an updated image of the Italian national identity that binds the extraordinary heritage of the past to the many excellences of the present. Niaf Italy promotes academic relations between the Italian and American universities, it fosters didactic exchanges between professors of different universities and aims to provide scholarships to students who have achieved significant results at an academic level.


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