Who We Are
With origins dating back to the 1930s, the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO), formerly the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto, was officially recognised in 1961. The ICCO is a private, independent, non-profit organization whose aim is to enhance and promote investments, trade, business and cultural relations between Canada and Italy.
A keen promoter of the thriving Canadian business market, the ICCO is also a founding member of the Greater Toronto Business Alliance (Federation of Portuguese Business and Professionals, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario and Toronto Chinese Business Association). In addition, the ICCO is also a co-founding member of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN).
The main purpose of the ICCO is to develop and create connections and business relationships between its Italian commercial partners and local companies and investors. Furthermore, the ICCO also aims at promoting the values of the Italian culture both in professional and social contexts.
Among its many tasks, the ICCO works as a consultant for a number of local and regional governmental agencies in Canada and Italy, as well as in the field of commercial mediation. Knowledgeable in Canada’s growing market, the ICCO’s staff puts its services at the disposal of Italian companies that are seeking to expand in the local market, researching specific industrial sectors and arranging meetings with potential investors.
Italian Chambers of Commerce Around the World
79 Chambers in 54 countries
140 service points in the world
18,000 associates (88% local companies)
300,000 businesses: this is the business around CCIE
North America: 9 (3 Canada, 5 USA, 1 Mexico)