IT@CA

October 25, 2019

Celebrate Italy’s creativity, culture and entrepreneurship in Canada

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO), Embassy of Italy in Ottawa, Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, Italian Trade Agency (ICE), Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT), have invited some of Italy’s leading academic and industry leaders to Canada in order to share their greatest business and cultural success stories.

Taking place on October 25, 2019 at the Toronto Design Exchange, IT@CA boasts a lineup of renowned speakers highlighting the best that Italy has to offer. The speakers represent many different industries and will appeal to the event’s wide range of attendees regardless of background, occupation or areas of interest.

IT@CA’s format will allow each speaker to share their background and experiences with the audience before ultimately participating in a roundtable discussion moderated by CBC’s Rome correspondent, Megan Williams. The event itself will be hosted by TV personality, Laura Albanese. The cast of speakers will include:

  • Michele De Lucchi (Architecture & Design) – Renowned architect and prominent figure in stylistic movements like Alchimia and Memphis. He was the editor-in-chief of Domus;
  • Rosanna Purchia (Culture) – Superintendent of the San Carlo Theatre in Naples;
  • Riccardo Illy (Entrepreneurship) – Italian businessman who first launched the illy Caffè global sales force and Chairman of Polo del Gusto Srl;
  • Angelo Gaja (Wine) – Owner and President of Gaja Winery in the Piemonte region of Italy;
  • Oscar Farinetti (Investment) – Founder and creator of Eataly, the first supermarket dedicated to the Italian high-quality foods;
  • Oliviero Toscani (Photography) – Italian photographer internationally known as the creative force behind the most famous newspapers and brands in the world such as Esprit, Chanel, and many more;
  • Antonio Meloni (Science) – President of the National Scientific Committee for Antarctica (CSNA)

IT@CA highlights the cultural and commercial connections between Italy and Canada.

For more information, please visit www.itacaday.com.

SPEAKERS

Michele De Lucchi

Michele De Lucchi

Architect, AMDL

Riccardo Illy

Riccardo Illy

Chairman, Polo del Gusto

Oscar Farinetti

Oscar Farinetti

Founder, Eataly

Antonio Meloni

Antonio Meloni

President, CSNA

Oliviero Toscani

Oliviero Toscani

Photographer, Oliviero Toscani Studio

Angelo Gaja

Angelo Gaja

President, Gaja Winery

Rosanna Purchia

Rosanna Purchia

Superintendent, San Carlo Theatre

MAJOR SPONSOR

Villa Charities

DELEGATE BAG SPONSOR

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PEN & NOTEBOOK SPONSORS

Can Accord Genuity
Hybrid Financial

TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR

Luxury Coach

THANKS TO

AB
Camera di Commercio
Fabriano
Solmar
Travel Link
Arlington Estates
Concord National
IC Savings
City of Toronto
Victoria Iacovazzi
Bisceglia & Associates
Empire Communities
Render Media
Two Sisters

MEDIA PARTNERS

Azure
CHIN Radio
Dolce Media Group
The Kit
The Toronto Star

Details

Date:
October 25, 2019
Time:
08:00 – 09:00 Registration & Welcome Breakfast
09:00 – 12:30 KEYNOTE SPEECHES
13:00 – 14:00 Light lunch
14:00 – 16:00 CONVERSATION WITH MEGAN WILLIAMS (Rome correspondent for CBC Canada)
Dress Code:
Business / Cocktail Attire

Venue

Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, Toronto

Project Manager

Mary Chirico
416.789.7169 x210
chirico@italchambers.ca

Extraordinary Italian Taste
Ministero Dello Sviluppo Economico
Assocamerestero
ICCO
italian consul