26.03 Talk over lunch with Mario Cucinella, Beijing

The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, together with its Italian Quality & Lifestyle Council (IQLC), is pleased to invite you to a talk over lunch with the renowned Italian Architect Mario Cucinella, selected as the Testimonial for Beijing for the VIII Edition of the Italian Design Day, on March 26th at the Restaurant Fresco in Beijing. The initiative is supported by the Embassy of Italy to the P.R.C. and the Italian Institute of Culture in Beijing.

This thematic lunch, titled “In conversation with Mario Cucinella: a vision of Italian design around the world”, will be an occasion to showcase the intersection of Italian design excellence and its growing recognition worldwide.

It offers participants the opportunity to engage directly in exclusive discussions with the Architect Mario Cucinella, gaining firsthand experiences and insights.

Structured in an intimate format, the lunch is designed to encourage dialogue among entrepreneurs, professionals, and enthusiasts of the sector, facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the exploration of potential synergies.


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  • 11:45–12:00 Registration
  • 12:00–12:10 Institutional remarks and introduction  
  • 12:10–12:25 Keynote remarks “In conversation with Mario Cucinella: a vision of Italian design around the world”, Architect Mario Cucinella, Testimonial of the Italian Design Day for Beijing 
  • 12:25 – 14:00 Discussion and Lunch



360 RMB* for CICC Members

420 RMB* for Non-Members


N.B.: Seats for this event are limited to a small number of participants due to the event format. Priority will be given to GM and CEOs of CICC Member companies and Friends and Individual Members on a first-come, first-served basis.

We invite you to register as soon as possible to secure your seat.

*price includes the lunch cost for a three course meal and a welcome drink



  • Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 – 14:00
  • Location: Fresco Restaurant, Beijing Chaoyang
  • Language: English



The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce thematic lunch serves as an informal and exclusive platform to gather VIP guests renowned for their expertise in a specific sector alongside entrepreneurs and companies in the industry. Together they engage in discussions on relevant topics and explore opportunities for collaboration.




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Mario Cucinella was born in Palermo in 1960 and graduated in Architecture at the University of Genoa in 1986.

In 1992, in Paris, he founded Mario Cucinella Architects, an architecture firm now based in Bologna and Milan, and of which he is also the creative director. In 2015 he founded SOS - School of Sustainability, a postgraduate program focused on sustainable architecture.

The importance of his work and continued commitment as an architect and educator on environmental and social issues have been recognized with the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2016) and with the Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects (2017).

In 2018 he was curator of the Italian Pavilion de La Biennale di Venezia 2018 with the exhibition “Arcipelago Italia”.

He is the author of many publications including: “The future is a journey to the past. Ten stories about architecture” (2021, published by Quodlibet), “Architecture of Education” (2021, published by Maggioli), “Building Green Futures” (2020, published by Forma).



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  • E-fapiao will be sent to your registered email address within 7 working days after the event.
  • Any question on registration and payment, please contact bj.events@cameraitacina.com
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