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CIIM Canada 2007 - Italian small and medium sized enterprises: an exciting opportunity for all

CIIM Canada 2007 - Italian small and medium sized enterprises: an exciting opportunity for all

Sponsored by
Scotiabank
Collins Barrow

When: Friday March 9, 2007
09:45 AM - 04:00 PM
Registration is closed
Where: The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6
Canada

CIIM, Confederazione degli Imprenditori Italiani nel Mondo (Confederation of Italian Entrepreneurs Worldwide), invites you to attend the CIIM Canada 2007 Conference. The event is a great opportunity to meet italian entrepreneurs based in Italy and in North America. The event will include reppresentation from Italian and Canadian government and business institutions.


Invited Speakers

 Paolo Galassi

Paolo Galassi
President, CONFAPI

Mr Galassi is the president of CONFAPI, the Italian Confederation of Small and Medium Sized Industries. With 50,000 enterprises associated and growing, CONFAPI plays a major role in the Italian economic and industrial scenario. He is the founder and Managing Director of Edilfond S.p.A. and President of MC Costruzioni Meccaniche S.r.l. [more...]

MP Guido Podestá

MP Guido Podestá
European Parlament

Guido Podestá is an Italian politician and Member of the European Parliament for North-West with Forza Italia, part of the European People's Party and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. Vice-President of the European Parliament (1997-2004), with responsibility for relations between the European Parliament and the national parliaments of the 15 Member States, relations with the enlargement countries, Balkan non-candidate countries and COSAC. [more...]

Cav. Vincenzo Marra

Cav. Vincenzo Marra
President & Founder ILICA

Founder and President of ILICA (Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Italian language. He is a successful entrepreneur that represents a number of prestigious Italian products in the USA and is President and CEO of Renaissance of Beauty and VISMAR, Inc. [more...]


Agenda

9:45 – 10:30 am Registration & Coffee
10:30 – 10:40 am Welcome & Introductions
Leonardo Kosarew, Chairman Coordinating Committee CIIM Nafta market and President CIIM Canada

Emanuele Punzo, Italian General Consul
10:40 – 11:15 am AN INTRODUCTION TO CIIM's WORLD
CIIM North America Overview
by Francesco de Leo, Executive Vice President CIIM USA and President CIIM Washington
Entrepreneurs and Managers of Italian Origin Living in Canada
by Walter Simone, Vice President CIIM Canada
A Survey of the Business Climate in North America
by Philip Ellis, Vice President CIIM Washington
11:15 am – 12:15 pm ITALY: BUSINESS AND CULTURE, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
The Industrial Renaissance of Italy - Innovation, Technology and Design
by Paolo Galassi, President of CONFAPI
Italians in North America - A Cultural Perspective
by Cav. Vincenzo Marra, President & Founder ILICA
Closing Remarks
by Guido Podestá, European Parlament
12:15 – 12:45 pm Round Table
12:45 – 2:30 pm Buffet Lunch and Networking


Additional Info

Please contact us for more information.

Toulá Restaurant Upon completion of the morning conference, a catered networking function will follow at Toulá restaurant (38th floor, Harbour Castle Westin, North Tower)