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2022 Winners

The ICCC celebrated the 2022 recipients of the 17th edition of Premio Venezia awards October 18th, 2022 during a special award ceremony at the Sofitel Montreal, in front of over 200 distinguished guests from the business, academic and research communities.

Ms. Lolita Guerrera, Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, at RBC Royal Bank was the Honorary Chair of this evening. The 2022 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 2022 Premio Venezia jury included: Rosetta Iacono, Director, Growth and Commercial Relations, Port de Montréal; Anthony Marinelli, Partner at BDO; Mark Anthony Serri, Managing Director, RBC Mid-Market M&A, RBC Royal Bank; and Vito Piazza, Vice-President, Board of Directors of the ICCC.

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 Delmar Inc.; Aéroports de Montréal; Air Canada; Alfagomma; BDO; Blakes; Fruiterie Milano; Investissement Québec; Genatec; Mecaer Amériques; Miller Thomson; Muraflex; Port of Montreal and Panoramitalia

Congratulations to the 2022 winners!


  • Italian Heritage: Guerrera Family
  • Economic Catalyst: Mark Galardo, Air Canada
  • Made in Québec: Brainbox AI
  • Made in Italy: Pirelli
  • Scientific Collaboration: Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital – Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta |