Rome, Chamber of Deputies, Gruppi Parlamentari Hall, October 11, 2018.
The Italy-USA Foundation promoted at the Italian Parliament the new edition of the America Award; it is a prestigious recognition of great civil and institutional work. The award is mainly seen as a means to acknowledge and encourage initiatives and work aimed at favoring relationships between Europe and the United States of America. Clearly famous, eminent figures that have distinguished themselves in their work and have achieved the utmost excellence in their respective fields of interested and activities, and important results in favor of transatlantic friendship, will be considered. The 2018 ceremony was held in Rome at the Chamber of Deputies, on Thursday October 11, at 5 PM. The prize is an exclusive work of art in silver by the goldsmith Gerardo Sacco. The anchorwoman was the journalist Didi Leoni. The Italy-USA Foundation, in the frame of the America Award, also conferred three medals of the Italian Parliament to the American students Matthew P. Beckmann, Denise Di Castro, Andrew J. Mixson, and a special award in memory of Bud Spencer, actor.
Piero Antinori, president emeritus Marchesi Antinori
Joe Bastianich, restaurateur, television personality
Marco Bussetti, minister of Education
Valentina Cervi, actress
Alberta Ferretti, fashion designer
Silvio Garattini, president Istituto Mario Negri
George G. Lombardi, G. Lombardi Real Estate Investments
Federico Marchetti, founder and CEO Yoox Net-A-Porter Group
Bruno Vespa, journalist
Bebe Vio, olympic champion
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