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2019 Winners

The ICCC is proud to celebrate the 2019 recipients of the 15th edition of 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 22nd, 2019 during a special award ceremony at the Sofitel Montréal, in front of 200 distinguished guests from the business, academic and research communities.  Mrs. Nathalie Paré, Regional Vice President, Business Financial Services, Quebec Headquarters at RBC Royal Bank was the Honorary Chair of this evening.

The 2019 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 2019 Premio Venezia jury included: Eric 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.

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; Les produits chimiques DelmarBDO CanadaFruiterie Milano; Miller Thomson; Aéroports de Montréal; Air Canada; Mecaer America Inc.; Sid Lee; l’Administration portuaire de Montréal; Muraflex; le Consorzio di tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco, and the media partner, Le Devoir.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners!


Grand Ambassador

Joey Saputo




Paxiom Group



Italian Heritage

Ciot-Panzera Family |