Italian Chamber Of Commerce In Canada West – April Newsletter

Newsletter ICCCW

Promo - published on 23 April 2024

Fonte: ufficio stampa Italian Chamber Of Commerce In Canada West


Member Delegation in Verona
We’re in northern Italy this week with an amazing group of 25 member wine buyers and industry professionals.
Executive Director Ilaria Baldan and Director of Business Development Alex Martyniak have been accompanying the members as they attend the massive Vinitaly Wine Expo in Verona, on the hunt for new and exciting wines to bring home to Canadian consumers.

The Vinitaly show, which is in its 56th year, is the world’s leading wine and spirit expo with over 4000 producers stretching across 44 acres of exhibition space. This year, the colossal event attracted almost 100,000 visitors from 143 different countries. In addition to the infinite wine tastings, the expo featured seminars, lessons and round table discussions on everything grape related.

The 4-day show wrapped up on Wednesday with some of the group heading back home to their businesses in Canada.
With the remaining members, we’re heading to Umbria, to get an up-close look at production at some unique wineries in that region.


Special Screenings of Italian Films in Western Canada
TLN Media Group and Cineplex are presenting a special series of recent, never-before-seen Italian films with English subtitles, at theatres all across Canada.
These special limited screenings are happening each month at 10 theatres including Cineplex cinemas in Vancouver and Calgary.


Some Sad News…

It’s with great sadness that we pass along news of the loss of a much-respected leader in the Italian-Canadian community and devoted champion of Italian culture. Last week, Corrado Paina, longtime Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario passed away in hospital.
In addition to being a respected businessman and community leader, Corrado was also an accomplished writer and artist.
He received the “Menzione civica – Ambrogino d’oro” award from the City of Milan for his work twinning the cities of Toronto and Milan. In 2016 he was appointed Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.
The ICCCW Board of Directors and our Team extend our deepest condolences to Corrado’s family and our friends at the ICCO.


Showcase Your Brand at Vancouver’s Premier Italian Culture Event!
Join us at Italian Day on the Drive, Sunday June 9th, with your very own spot at our renowned ‘Authentic Italian Table’ exhibit.
With hundreds of thousands of visitors, this event offers unparalleled exposure for your brand to a diverse audience of Italian culture lovers.
Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to elevate your brand’s visibility and connect with potential customers. To secure your spot or learn more about partnership opportunities, click below to email Ilaria.


April Ombreta️

Join us Thursday April 25th for an evening of Italian elegance and networking hosted by member and master Italian hat maker Cappelleria Bertacchi in Vancouver.

Connect with influential leaders in the local Italian business and expat community. Reserve your spot now!

Thursday April 25
5.30-7.30 PM
Cappelleria Bertacchi
151 Cambie Street,
Vancouver BC V6B 1B8
(next to the Gastown Steam Clock)
More Info


Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri
Wine Tasting Event️

Mark your calendars, Vancouver wine lovers! Gambero Rosso, the world authority on Italian food and wine, returns to Vancouver on May 3rd for their Tre Bicchieri tasting roadshow.

Indulge in an evening of exquisite flavours featuring over 100 premium wines from top Italian producers alongside pairings of gourmet Italian foods.

Friday May 3rd
6.30-9.30 PM
Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard Street,
Vancouver BC V6Z 2K6
More Info & Tickets

Advertising Discount

ICCCW members can now take advantage of a 20% discount on first time advertising in Western Grocer. This is a great opportunity for those looking to promote their brand directly to corporate supermarket buyers.
With a readership of almost 13,000 industry professionals, Western Grocer is the leading publication for the retail food sector in Western Canada.
For more information, click below to email Melanie Houssin.
Complimentary Subscription
(Four issues, retail value: $39)
MONTECRISTO is extending a complimentary one-year subscription to ICCBC members, redeemable online at the link below.
Each season, you will receive a premium quarterly publication featuring stories on travel, food, philanthropy, local businesses and personalities, design, wine, art, automotive, fashion, beauty, and more, right to your door.
Use code ICCBC23 to sign-up today.



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ICCCW connects Western Canadians with authentic Italian brands and artisans through unique events, promotions and customized services.

Beyond local events, we open doors to new markets and supply chains for our members in both Italy and Western Canada.

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