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2007 Winners

For the past five years, the Premio Venezia Award has honoured the best achievements in trade exchanges and collaborations between Québec and Italy. The contest, organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada, is the ultimate recognition of outstanding work and an encouragement to pursue excellence in various spheres of business.

This year, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada has introduced a new idea in making the Award accessible to all Québec enterprises and presenting it in three distinct categories: institutional, industrial and commercial.

The numerous candidacies submitted have demonstrated the importance and quality of Québec-Italy partnerships. The jury undertook considerable analysis in selecting the finalists and determining the winners based on the submissions received and the specific criteria for each category.

President of the Jury, Claude Demers, CEO, ADRIQ; Federico Pasin, B.B.A. Program Director, HEC Montréal; Lionel Gauvin, Vice-President, International Business Development Support, Montréal East Region, Desjardins; Louise Morin, Vice-President, International Business, Investissement Québec; Luigi Di Geso, CEO, MAPEI Canada; Marco Zambianchi, General Manager & Vice President, Pirelli; Paul E. Legault, Partner, Fraser Milner Casgrain.

We wish to thank our Official Sponsor, Desjardins, which partnered with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada and contributed to the success of this exclusive event in Québec.



Université de Montréal – Centre de recherche,
Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal


Italian partner

  • Istituto San Raffaele in Milano


Stellate Systems Inc.


Italian partner

  • EB Neuro s.p.a.


GSS Lighting Canada


Italian partner

  • SIDE s.p.a.

Special Jury Award