In June, Italy-based Columbia alumni met at Rome's Hotel Mediterraneo, an Art Deco jewel located on via Cavour. The event was organized by CAA President, Selby Byashimova,'13. The group included renowned economist Salvatore Zecchini, journalist Guido Busetto, who recounted his experiences in the wine business he now runs in Tuscany (Castello di Selvole). Lorenzo Da Pra Galanti, international contract lawyer, Milan; Alex Sapega, Global Brand Developer of the Roma AS soccer team’s merchandising sector, and Alessandro Mosca, joining us from Spain, where he works in the field of sports law, advising soccer team, Real Madrid. Cornelia Lauf, our new Roman CAA Vice-President, relayed her perspective from the platform of the visual arts. The group parted, after a delightful terrace dinner overlooking all of Rome, with the vow to further and grow our alumni association in Italy.