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ASW cocktail at Café Milano unites the Dominican Republic’s young entrepreneurs

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philip silvestri rebecca hughesLast Thursday the 11th of April 2013, ASMALLWORLD (, an exclusive invitation-only social network celebrated it’s first social gathering in the Dominican Republic at Café Milano in Santo Domingo.

yaqui nunezThe event, hosted by Jean Michael Feliz-Lif. the newly appointed ambassador for ASMALLWORLD in the Dominican Republic, whose family owns a villa in the exclusive Punta Aguila area of Casa de Campo was a great success, and the first ASW gathering in this country which aims to unite fellow members of the exclusive social network. Around the globe, more than 40 invitation-only ASMALLWORLD events are hosted every month, with the concept to unite like-minded people, to build business connections as well as to exchange knowledge and experience.

On this occasion, the gathering united some of the Dominican Republic’s finest young entrepreneurs and businessmen and women.

Wendy Sánchez Imbert with Mauricio L.Perelló and Lía Perelló

Amongst the group sipping on gin and tonics, martini’s and Chivas Regal on the rocks was Andreus B. Lif brand manager at RADIOCENTRO; Jaakko Koponen, President of FutureLink Inc specialising in project management, logistics and strategic planning; Mauricio L.Perelló and Lía Perelló owners of CASAMOBEL furniture who supplied the Casa de Campo hotel rooms; Miguel Zorrilla, the managing director of CIRSA casinos in Santo Domingo; Yaqui Nuñez, Regional Director for Business Development at gcs|SYSTEMS, Ltd. and former Marketing VP for tPago, Radhames Ortiz (Jr.) Vice-President of krafts chemical products, Claudia Caamaño Charlas of COART, architecture, design and construction firm based in Santo Domingo; Wendy Sánchez Imbert, Chief Operating Officer at the Ministry of Tourism; Priscilla Kelly Medical Director & Special Project Manager at Laboratorio de Referencia and Eduardo Tremols, CEO of Licores Royal, as well as Valentina Papagni, owner of Segafredo in the Colonial Zone and Novocentro.

Andreus B. Lif, Rebecca Hughes and Jean Michael Feliz-Lif.
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Also in attendance was Philip Silvestri CEO and President of Silgon Inc., Marketing, Web Development & Publishing Services, accompanied by Rebecca Hughes (that’s me), editor of Casa de Campo Living online magazine (, TODO Casa de Campo and TODO La Romana Bayahibe (magazine-guides) as well as INMORTALES the official magazine of the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame, and social editor of CasaLife, the Casa de Campo resort and resident magazine. 

jean micheal priscilla kelly“It was a great pleasure to meet and get to know so many interesting and successful individuals with the same global perspective. I’m pleased to see that my fellow members of ASW are continuing to push forward progress in the Dominican Republic. 

We are planning many more similar special events, not just in Santo Domingo, so that all of our members may have the opportunity to take part. The next gathering will take place in Casa de Campo, La Romana, we will bring you more details soon.” 

— Jean Michael Feliz-Lif., ambassador for ASMALLWORLD in the Dominican Republic and manager of international purchasing at RADIOCENTRO

Following the get-together, the group moved to TAPATI in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, where we enjoyed excellent tapas and sangria cocktails.

The following collection of photos were taken on Thursday the 11th of April 2013 at the first ASMALLWORLD event in the Dominican Republic at Café Milano in Santo Domingo:  


Founded in 2004, ASMALLWORLD was the first exclusive invitation-only social network. Today the network has more than 850,000 members worldwide. To join the network, you have to be invited by an existing member of ASW.

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