Last Tuesday, more than 200 people gathered at the Sofitel Montréal to celebrate the 14th edition of the Premio Venezia Awards, the recognition bestowed by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada every year to outstanding Canadian businesses, people and institutions that maintain or develop working or business relations with Italy.
We would like to thank the official presenter of the evening, RBC Royal Bank, and Mr. Tony Loffreda, Vice-Chairman, RBC Wealth Management, who acted as Honorary President.
This year, 6 prizes were awarded celebrating companies, individuals and institutions that have distinguished themselves in their respective sectors and have been able to demonstrate a great spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, ambition and remarkable know-how :
- 2018 Grand Ambassador: The Honorable Liza Frulla
- Italian Heritage: Miserendino Family from Bijouterie Italienne
- Industrial: Bracco Canada
- Industrial – Design: Muraflex
- Made in Italy: AD Waters
- Scientific : Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and Ospedale San Raffaele
Guests of the evening greatly appreciated the Piedmontese menu prepared especially to highlight the great wines of this region, offered for the occasion by the Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e vini del Monferrato; the Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani; the Consorzio Tutela Roero and Piemonte Land of Perfection.
The ICCC warmly thanks all the evening’s partners including Les produits chimiques Delmar; Miller Thomson; Aéroports de Montréal; BDO; Excellence Alfa Romeo; Mecaer America Inc.; Port de Montréal; Investissement Québec; Air Canada;Vespa Montréal; and Cassi Design.
We also wish to sincerely thank the 2018 Premio Venezia Jury : Paul E. Legault, Partner at Miller Thomson, and President of the Jury; Éric Dequenne, Vice-President for International Affairs, Investissement Québec; and Mark Anthony Serri, Managing Director, RBC Mid-Market M&A.
Congratulations to all the winners and a special thank you to our guests!