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Premio Venezia

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada is proud to launch Premio Venezia 2021, a prize which recognizes annually outstanding Canadian businesses, people and institutions that maintain or develop working or business relations with Italy. The 2021 edition is presented by RBC Royal Bank.


If you would like to be considered for a Premio Venezia in 2021, please fill out the form and a member of the ICCC will contact you : click here

2021 Jury

Presided by Paul E. Legault, partner at Miller Thomson, the 2021 Premio Venezia Jury includes: Rosetta Iacono, Director, Growth and Development at the Port of Montreal; Anthony Marinelli, Partner at BDO; Mark Anthony Serri, Managing Director, RBC Mid-Market M&A, RBC Royal Bank; and Vito Piazza, Group President, Senior Partner, Sid Lee.

2019 Recipients

2019 Grand Ambassador: Joey Saputo

Strategic : LeddarTech

Industrial: TechnoAlpin

Investment: Paxiom Group

Italian Heritage: Ciot-Panzera Family

Award Ceremony

The ICCC will celebrate the 2021 Premio Venezia recipients during a special Award Ceremony on November 30th, 2021 at the Sofitel Hotel in Montreal.  

Join us to celebrate the incredible achievements of our 2021 winners.

This awards ceremony offers you a unique opportunity to meet with the winners, as well as representatives from the business community.

Tickets go on sale soon!

Premio Venezia categories:



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.


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).


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.

Academic Collaborations

Universities and academic institutions which collaborate on projects with Italian partners (sharing knowledge, personnel, summer schools, etc.)

Scientific Collaborations

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

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.

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.

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