A special business-focused panel discussion featuring a group of distinguished expat professionals; successful business owners and executive managers who have chosen Italy as a base for their business. They will discuss their experiences working in Italy, the highlights of their careers so far, and the obstacles they may have faced, how they dealt with them, and the often hard-lessons learned from them.

The discussion will be led by a moderator, and the floor will be opened to the audience.

The event is open to ACR members, university students, and the English-speaking expat community in general.
Spots are limited, so reserve your place now!

Meet the panelists


Partner at international law firm, AVRA.

Danielle is a bilingual expert on international family law, Italian & American immigration, estate planning, probate, and landlord/tenant disputes. Her investigations background with the United Nations brings impeccable analytical and problem-solving skills to her clients.

Founder and Executive Director of Global Experiences Group and Create Circus

Oliver is a seasoned business leader and entrepreneur with deep industry experience across tourism & e-commerce.

Founder and CEO of Expats Living in Rome

Patrizia fosters and promotes community interaction amongst expatriates and offers services from learning Italian to achieving Italian citizenship.

Founder of FirstMed

Dennis is an expert in the start-up and operations of international clinics. He has managed clinics in Moscow, Bejing, Budapest, and now Rome.


About the event hosts

While new to Rome, FirstMed first opened in Budapest in 1999 as a small international medical clinic and has grown to become the leading provider of private English-speaking family practice, women’s health, pediatric, and specialist medical services. The clinic serves individuals, families, companies, embassies, tourists, and NGOs. Its success is a result of its highly-qualified and dedicated staff who strive to improve the patient experience through professional consultations, a clean and comfortable environment, a central location, and available insurance and billing options.

FirstMed places a high value on continuing medical education, regularly sending staff to conferences in the United States and around the world to keep current on managing issues with the most innovative techniques in international medicine.

Find out more at https://www.firstmedcenters.it

The American Club of Rome is a vibrant, fun, and welcoming expat organization for those interested in all things American. They host business networking events and cultural events such as academic lunches, museum tours, concerts, trivia nights, cocktail parties, member-exclusive black-tie dinners and, of course, our Fourth of July celebration. Since 1953 we have been welcoming expats to Rome and we look forward to welcoming you to ACR!

Find out more at https://www.americanclubrome.org/