G.It (Gruppo Italia)

Mission Statement

The G.It (Gruppo Italia) is a group of Italian companies and executives working in Canada whose objectives are the following:

to improve mutual knowledge of the companies and their executives through various activities

to ease their impact with the Canadian economic, social, political, cultural, business and sports world

to create opportunities to exchange experiences with the executives and professionals of Italian origin that are already working in Canadian companies as well as those working in Italian companies

to contribute to the knowledge of the Canadian market and Canadian companies through Italian companies and their executives

The G.It is a platform that collects the needs of the Italian companies that are working in Canada making them aware of the institutions of both countries and it is a group that stimulates the creation of synergies between its members.

G.It Members

Corrado Paina, ICCO

Nicola Capomasi, Thor & Partners

Gabriele Intrieri, Strabag
Vice President

Matteo DeSanti, Sarp
Secretary / Treasurer

Roberto D’Elia, Olitalia Srl

G.It Past Events

January 25th, 2019 – Meeting with Hon. Ahmed Hussen

On Friday January 25th 2019 the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) together with the G.It (Gruppo Italia) had the opportunity to meet with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Hon. Ahmed Hussen. Also part of the meeting were three Members of Parliament: Hon. Marco Mendicino, Hon. Judy Sgro and Hon. Francesco Sorbara. During the meeting the topic of immigration was discussed and participants were able to tell their stories and ask important questions that had been prepared ahead of time. This meeting was a great opportunity to discuss different topics such as some of the difficulties Italian companies encountered when trying to bring skilled/not skilled labor from Italy to Canada, or the problems they faced with a quite complicated system. Both Minister Hussen and the three MP’s were very informative and the discussion will continue soon. The G.It intends to create a table on immigration in order to help Italian companies to hire foreign workers and to facilitate the circulation of students with a working visa.



July 18th, 2018 - Web conference “Why Toronto, why Ontario? A new market for Italian companies that want to go abroad”

On Wednesday July 18th 2018 the ICCO and the G.It organized a web conference for Italian companies that are interested in exploring a potential move to Ontario, Canada. During the web conference various G.It members talked about their own experiences when they moved to Canada either on their own or with their companies. The web conference ended with a Q&A.

January 17th, 2018 – Lunch with Ambassador Claudio Taffuri

On Wednesday January 17th 2018 the ICCO and G.It hosted a lunch to welcome the new Ambassador of Italy to Canada, H.E. Claudio Taffuri. The event was a great opportunity to directly discuss existing commercial and institutional relations between Italy and Canada, new opportunities that might arise from the CETA agreement, and how the relationship between the two countries can continue to grow.

Event organized under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy. Special thanks to Fasken, Italian Trade Commission and Ferrero Canada.

October 12th,2017 – Lunch with Ambassador Alexandra Bugailiskis

On Thursday October 12th 2017 the ICCO and G.It hosted a lunch to welcome the new Canadian Ambassador to the Italian Republic, Hon. Alexandra Bugailiskis.  During the event guests had the chance to meet the Ambassador and to directly discuss and ask her about her role as the new Ambassador to Italy.

Event sponsors: Gardiner Roberts, ITL Inter Transport Ltd, Jan K Overweel, KPMG.
Event organized under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy.


July 12th, 2017 – Dinner with Hon. David Lametti

On Wednesday July 12th 2017 the ICCO and G.It got together for a special dinner featuring guest of honor Hon. David Lametti, who at the time was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and currently is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. During the dinner our guests had the opportunity to ask relevant questions and some of these touched the CETA agreement, immigration and investments.

Event organized under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy. Special thanks to Cottonwood Wine & Spirit Agency.