The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada is proud to launch Premio Venezia 2019, a prize which recognizes annually outstanding Canadian businesses, people and institutions that maintain or develop working or business relations with Italy.
Presided by Paul E. Legault, partner at Miller Thomson, the 2019 Premio Venezia Jury includes: Éric Dequenne, Vice-President for International Affairs, Investissement Québec; 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 Grand Ambassador: Joey Saputo
Strategic : LeddarTech
Italian Heritage: Ciot-Panzera Family
The ICCC will celebrate the 2019 Premio Venezia recipients during a special Award Ceremony on October 22nd, 2019.
Join us on October 22nd to celebrate the incredible achievements of our 2019 winners.
This awards ceremony offers you a unique opportunity to meet with the winners, as well as some 200 representatives from the business community.
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.
Universities and academic institutions which collaborate on projects with Italian partners (sharing knowledge, personnel, summer schools, etc.)
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.)
Influential person recognized for creating economic value and enhancing business relations between Canada and Italy, throughout his/her career.
An accomplished individual or family of Italian descent that has contributed significantly to the economic development of Québec and/or Canada.
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.