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2018 Winners

The ICCC is proud to celebrate the 2018 recipients of the Premio Venezia awards, which recognize annually institutions, companies and leaders from different fields, for their contribution to business relations and scientific collaborations between Canada and Italy.

The recipients were honored on October 23rd, 2018 during a special award ceremony at the Sofitel Montréal, in front of 200 distinguished guests from the business, academic and research communities.  Mr. Tony Loffreda, Vice-Chairman, RBC Wealth Management is the Honorary Chairs of this evening.

The 2018 recipients of the Premio Venezia distinguished themselves in their respective fields and demonstrated a remarkable spirit of innovation and expertise. Through their accomplishments, they have contributed in showcasing the excellences and the complementarity of Canada and Italy, beyond the borders of the two countries.

Presided by Paul E. Legault, partner at Miller Thomson, the 2018 Premio Venezia jury included: Éric Dequenne, Vice-President for International Affairs, Investissement Québec; and Mark Anthony Serri, Managing Director, RBC Mid-Market M&A.

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada extends a heartfelt thanks to its sponsors, whose continuous support and generous participation strongly contribute to raising the profile of this unique event: the official presenter, RBC Royal Bank; Delmar; Miller Thomson; Aéroports de Montréal; Mecaer America Inc.; BDO Canada; Montréal Port Authority; Investissement Québec; Vespa Montréal; Air Canada, and the Consortium Piemonte Land of Perfection.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners!


Grand Ambassador

The Honorable Liza Frulla





Industrial - Design



Made in Italy

AD Waters


Scientific Collaborations

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele


Italian Heritage

Miserendino Family from Bijouterie Italienne |