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2008 Winners

For the sixth consecutive year, the ICCC is pleased to honour, through the Premio Venezia, the excellence of partnerships between organizations in Québec and Italy.  These synergies have generated innovations, discoveries and shared growth while affirming the importance of trade links between our business communities.

Since the first year of the Award, the Premio Venezia has grown in scale and importance, and it continues to evolve, reflecting the great diversity of the partnerships submitted by the candidate organizations.  Consequently, for 2008, the jury has added “Scientific Collaboration” to the three existing categories of Institutional, Industrial and Commercial.

Candidacies for the Premio Venezia were submitted for evaluation by the jury, which is made up of personalities from the business world and academia : President of the Jury, Claude Demers, CEO, ADRIQ; Jean-Pierre Arseneault, Direction de l’Europe, MDEIE; Nadia Decobellis, Senior Management, Samson Bélair/Deloitte Touche; Éric Dequenne, Director, Europe, Investissement Québec; Lionel Gauvin, Vice-President, International Business Development Support, Montréal East Region, Desjardins; Paul E. Legault, Partner, Fraser Milner Casgrain; Federico Pasin, B.B.A. Program Director, HEC Montréal; Federico Stroppiana, COO North and South America, Mondo America Inc.

The ICCC would like to thank the official sponsors of Premio Venezia – Desjardins – whose support contributes tot he success of the Award and to the impact of Québec-Italy collaborations, both here and abroad.



Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île


Italian partners  

  • Institut de formation hôtelière d’Amatrice
  • Institut professionnel d’État de formation hôtelière “Paolo Borsellino”
  • Institut professionnel d’État de formation hen techniques commerciales “Leonardo da Vinci”


Plastic Knowledge


Italian partner

  • Ferrania Technologies S.p.A.


Dubois Agrinovation


Italian partner

  • Protema Agri s.r.l

Scientific Collaborations

Faculté de médecine – Département de pathologie et de biologie cellulaire – Université de Montréal


Italian partner

  • Dipartimento di Farmacologia “Giorgio Segre” – Università degli Studi di Siena

Special Jury Award



Italian partner

  • Reno de Medici S.p.A. |