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Premio Venezia 2018 : Call for nominations

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada is proud to launch Premio Venezia 2018, a prize which recognizes annually outstanding Canadian businesses, people and institutions that maintain or develop working or business relations with Italy.

The 2018 Premio Venezia will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Investment

An individual or a firm who invested in an Italian company or a Canadian company, with the objective to penetrate a new market (EU or NAFTA), to complete its products/services portfolio, to access new, value-added technologies, etc.

  • Industrial

A company who contributes to the promotion of the Made in Italy or Made in Canada know-how and expertise in the industrial sector, and considers it a value-added for the success of the company (e.g. Italian equipment in a Canadian plant and vice versa).

  • Commercial

An individual or company who promotes Made in Italy or Made in Canada in terms of innovation, creativity, quality, and design (consumer goods, fashion, design, etc.)

  • Made in Italy

A company who promotes the quality and authenticity of Made in Italy products and relies on this notoriety for its success.

  • Scientific and academic collaborations

Universities, laboratories and research centres which collaborate on research projects and technological development projects with Italian partners (sharing of know-how, equipment, personnel, technologies, etc.)

  • Young entrepreneur

Entrepreneur, under 40 years-old, who has distinguished himself in his field while promoting Made in Italy or Made in Canada products/services/expertise/innovation.

  • Grand Ambassador

Influential person recognized for creating economic value and enhancing business relations between Canada and Italy, throughout his/her career.

  • Italian heritage

An accomplished individual or family of Italian descent that has contributed significantly to the economic development of Québec and/or Canada.

Award Ceremony
The winners will be honored during a special Award Ceremony on October 23rd, 2018, in front of 250 distinguished guests from the business community. 


If you think you can be a candidate, or for more information, please contact us before Friday, September 14th, 2018.

A jury of local executives will select the winning entries among numerous nominees in different categories. The 2018 Jury is Presided by Paul E. Legault, Associate,Miller Thomson; Éric Dequenne, Vice-President for International Affairs, Investissement Québec and Mark Anthony Serri, Managing Director Mid Market M&A, RBC Royal Bank.

Nominations and information:

Monika Biskup   @ :     Tel : 514-844-4249

For a list of the 2017 winners and pictures of the ceremony : click here

To buy your tickets for the Award Ceremony , contact Connie Russo :   Tel : 514-844-4249 |