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CIIM Canada Awards Dinner Gala

CIIM Canada Awards Dinner Gala

Sponsored by
Multimedia Nova Corporation
ING Real Estate Canada
McDonald's Restaurants of Canada
Teresa Cascioli Charitable Foundation
Monte Carlo Inn
Tibollo & Associates Professional Corporation - Barristers & Solicitors
Barbaro Simone, Financial Assurance Services Inc.
Walton Capital

When: Tuesday February 19, 2008
06:30 PM - 11:29 PM
Registration is closed
Dining, Banquet and Convention Centre
2800 Hwy #7 West
Concord ON L4K 1W8

CIIM Canada, Multimedia Nova Corporation and Corriere Canadese/Tandem, are honoured to present the CIIM Canada 2007 Awards Gala Dinner.

The CIIM awards are acknowledged and supported under the patronage of the office of the Italian Prime Minister. A representative of the Italian Government will be present at the event to award the recipients.

The awards include:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 (Male)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 (Female)
  • Italian Ambassador 2007
  • Giovanni Caboto Award for Future Leadership
The recipient of the 2007 Italian Ambassador Award this year is Andrea Bargnani, Italian professional basketball player of The Toronto Raptors and first overall pick in the 2006/2007 NBA draft.

The 2007 Giovanni Caboto future leadership Award will be presented to Frances Tibollo: a 19-year old philanthropist who has demonstrated and applied her unique and outstanding talents to charitable initiatives and has founded the Oaklands Foundation.

Partial proceeds raised at the Gala will be directed towards the Universal Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to providing educational assistance to children and youth in need worldwide by funding schools and teachers, with the goal of creating and inspiring a new generation of leaders.


Reception Cocktail

Walter Simone, CIIM Canada Vice President

National Anthems
Christopher Gallo
Simone Soman

Greetings from CIIM President
Leonardo Kosarew

Awards Introduction
Joe Cordiano, Honour Committee

CIIM 2007 Ambassador Award
Andrea Bargnani
presented by presented by Craig Forrest

Ciim 2007 Giovanni Caboto Award
Frances Tibollo
presented by Jeff Bradley McDonalds

First Course

Ciim 2007 Entrepreneurial Award of Excellence
Teresa Cascioli
presented by Nick Simone, Chairman Walton Capital Management
Piano Solo, by Michelangelo Carbonara

Main Course

CIIM 2007 Entrepreneurial Award of Excellence
Mario Cortellucci
presented by Lou Maroun, Executive Chairman ING Real Estate Canada

Music Extravaganza
Piano Michelangelo Carbonara
Voice Denis Gagne


Regione Puglia delivers a message and the official Puglia flag to Ciim

Hon Jim Flaherty,Minister of Finance of Canada

Additional Info

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To purchase individual tickets please complete the event registration form. The cost is $150/ticket for Premium CIIM members and $200 for all others. Tickets will be issued after payment is received.

Please contact us to inquire about corporate tables and sponsorships.