The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West has partnered with Boulevard Magazine to promote the Italian feature section in their upcoming October/November issue of both English and Chinese editions.

At 40,000 copies, Boulevard Magazine is the deepest reach of any Chinese language magazine in Metro Vancouver. Combined with high production values and custom content, Boulevard magazine help position your brand with the expanding Chinese market.

The Magazine’s distribution reflects the powerful and active buying community of new Chinese who are looking to purchase automobiles, homes, home decor and furnishings just to start. It focuses its distribution heavily on high end car dealerships, real estate offices, shopping malls, casinos, furnishing showrooms and even YVR Airport to reflect the frequent travel habits of this audience.

Upto 50% Discount for Our Members

To enable our member companies better take advantage of this promotional opportunity we have extended our partnership with the Boulevard Magazine to offer our members – who represent and distribute “Made in Italy” products in Western Canada – up to 50% off of advertising / advertorial cost with a possibility of arranging for a special editorial/advertorial or an interview featuring your company or products you represent in Canada.

Does My Company Benefit From This?

Boulevard Magazine is distributed specifically to targeted high-end homes, real estate offices, home décor showrooms and display suites in new developments, YVR Airport and luxury car dealerships. The Boulevard’s readership perfectly matches the target market for premium quality Italian food & wine as well as the high-end/luxury “Made in Italy” fashion and interior design products.

Reaching Out to Even More Audiences with Our Promotional Campaigns

There will be an excellent cross promotional opportunity for additional exposure in other media outlets and participating retail outlets given various promotional initiatives that will be put in place (see below) during the months of October-November, such as the promotional campaigns at BC Liquor Stores, Urban Fare Stores, Open Table platform, participating Italian grocery stores, Italian restaurants and luxury Italian interior and fashion design showrooms (Armani Casa, Ambry Interiors, Cappelleria Bertacchi, LightformPoliform, Valcucine), as well as promotions in the Interior Design Show IDS West Newsletter, the Italian Chamber’s and Italian Consulate’s websites, newsletters and social media.

MORE Fall Promotional Activities

This Promotional Partnership will coincide with additional promotional activities organized by our Chamber this Fall to maximize the visibility of authentic high quality “Made in Italy” products in the Vancouver Metropolitan Area.

These promotional activities include:

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  • The Flavours of Italy – Italian Wine Classics
  • Italian Design Days
  • The World Week of Italian Cuisine featuring “Mystery Italian Box” campaign and special authentic Italian menu at participating local Italian restaurants, promoting at the same time all member businesses that collaborate with us on organizing these events.



Boulevard Magazine Feature Of Italian Luxury

Please do not hesitate to contact us at or calling at 604-682-1410 if you have any questions.

Wholesale and Distribution Opportunity for Quality Italian Foods in Canada West

Interested in becoming an agent, distributor, or dealer for quality Made In Italy food products?

These Italian companies are currently looking for distributors in Western Canada.

Cerreto Bio

Italian Tradition Pack Cerreto Organic Food

12 Lines of Quality Organic Products

Established in 1976, Cerreto Bio is a certified supplier known as a pioneer of organic food in Italy. The company offers Organic Lovers the taste of homemade food with the guarantee of a controlled selection. Their innovative products and cutting-edge gastronomic choices include 100% organic, microwaveable and ready-to-cook main courses, preparations for veggie burger, sauces and tasty vegetable drinks.

Behind Our Products, There Is A Long History Of Passion For Quality

Tomitaly search for the excellence of raw materials produced in the Italian fields and processed in Italy, in particular, all those niche foods, produced with short and certified supply chains, that can best represent the many regional flavours. Tomato preserves, preserved vegetables and pulses, flour, caffè ghiacciato are some of the products of Tomitaly.


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Salumificio Giovanni Ferrari

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If our prosciuttos are so appreciated, there must be a reason.

Quality has no secrets. Salumificio Giovanni Ferrari became members of the Prosciutto di Parma Consortium in 1979:a trademark that guarantees want authentic ‘Prosciutto di Parma’. Prosciutto Ferrari are hand-made following traditional methods handed down through the generations for preparing, preserving and salting meat.

If you are interested, please contact or call us at 604.682.1410.

Partnership with GRUPPO GALILEO (NABA) for Art, Fashion and Design programs in Canada

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West is excited to announce its new partnership with GRUPPO GALILEO (NABA – Nuova Accademia Belle Arti, Domus Academy & Istituto Marangoni).

ICCCW will be representing Gruppo Galileo’s extensive offer of Art, Fashion and Design programs in Canada and promote exclusive events and opportunities for Canadian designers and design lovers.

About NABA

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The largest private Academy in Italy,  NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, is the first one to have been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), back in 1981. As a recognized Academy, NABA offers academic diplomas equivalent to first and second level university degrees in the fields of design, fashion design, graphics and communication, multimedia arts, set design. NABA’s interdisciplinary didactic methodology is the result of a strong inclination towards innovation and a dynamic interaction with the artistic and professional context, made possible also thanks to the continuously updated expertise of the faculty, including professional practitioners and artists.

NABA was selected by Domus Magazine as one of Europe’s Top 100 schools of Architecture and Design, and included by Frame Publishers in the Guide to the 30 World’s Leading Graduate Design and Fashion Schools.

Online Summer Courses 2020

NABA Online Summer Courses 2020 offer four of NABA’s most celebrated courses in the Interior Design and Fashion Image & Styling paths. The courses grant a condensed and blended learning version of the most significant trends of design of spaces and resilience design along with introductory and intermediate level courses on Fashion Image & Styling with the chance to experiment with a relevant project-theme.

NABA Online Summer Courses 2020 are intensive research and project-based trainings, which include:

• INTRODUCTORY LEVEL COURSE: intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design

•• INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COURSES: for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience

••• ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE: for final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity.

NABA Academic System is based on CFA credits (1 CFA = 1 ECTS). NABA can award credits for Online Summer Courses 2020, so it will be easier for students to transfer their credits to other Universities and Academies that use or acknowledge the ECTS system. 



All courses will start on the 31st of August and end on the 11th of September 2020.

Application deadline: August 21st, 2020!


€ 750 tuition fee for a 2-week session

The fees include: online class work, lectures and virtual visits, when relevant, included in the program. Total fees are due by the start date of the course and under no circumstances students who have not finalized the payment will be admitted into class.


You can apply to NABA Online Summer Courses by filling our online application.


As we celebrate a successful conclusion of ‘Flavours of Italy’ 2020 in-store promotion, The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West would like to THANK everyone who participated in our in-store promotion and our virtual tour of exclusive selection of wines of the Region of Emilia Romagna.

SPECIAL THANKS to the participating wine agents: Stile Brands, World Wine Synergy, Empson Canada, Breakthru Beverage Canada, Crush Imports, Bonvida Wines as well as BC liquor Stores for their participation, collaboration and support and most of all, for introducing the exclusive flavours of Italy, Wines of the Emilia Romagna region, to Canada West wine enthusiasts.

WARM THANKS to our giveaway sponsors, Taste Vancouver Food Tours and Sciue’ Vancouver.

We hope you enjoyed the promotional offers and that the 2020 edition of ‘Flavours of Italy’ increased your knowledge and understanding of Wines of the Emilia Romagna region.

To all our attendees, we really hope you had fun, enjoyed this unique Zoom gathering, and that the event increased your knowledge and understanding of the Italian Cuisine and the Italian Culture!


Looking forward to meeting you again at our upcoming event

GHELLA WINS RACE for Broadway Subway Project

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West Congratulates Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture for Winning the Race for Broadway Subway Project.

Following a competitive procurement process launched by the Province of British Columbia, the Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture has been chosen to design, build and partially finance the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver. Led by Acciona and Ghella, Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture also includes IBI Group Professional Services, Dialog Design, Mott MacDonald and Ingenieria Especializada Obra Civil e Industrial, S.A. which will be responsible for the design.

With the budget of $2.83 billion, the Broadway Subway project is a key part of the rapid transit program in the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council’s 10-Year Vision, funded by the governments of B.C. and Canada, TransLink and local municipalities.

It is a 5.7-kilometre extension of the Millennium Line, from VCC-Clark Station to Broadway and Arbutus. It will provide fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service to B.C.’s second-largest jobs centre, health services and an emerging innovation and research hub, and growing residential communities.

Once opened, the commute from VCC-Clark Station to Arbutus Station will take about 11 minutes. This will save the average transit commuter almost 30 minutes a day, while also relieving traffic congestion along Broadway.

The contract will be signed shortly and construction should begin before the end of the year, while the line is scheduled to open in 2025.

Referendum costituzionale riduzione numero dei parlamentari e voto di settembre italiani residenti all`estero


di seguito il messaggio del Consolato Italiano sul refendum costituzionale di Settembre:

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come avrete probabilmente appreso dai mezzi di informazione, i prossimi 20 e 21 settembre si terrà in Italia un referendum costituzionale sulla riduzione del numero dei parlamentari.

Coloro che sono iscritti all’AIRE (Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero) possono scegliere di votare all`estero, per corrispondenza, oppure possono recarsi in Italia e votare presso il proprio comune.

In quest`ultimo caso devono comunicare a questo Consolato Generale entro il prossimo 28 luglio la loro volontà di votare in Italia utilizzando l`allegato modulo.

Per ulteriori informazioni si uniscono i materiali provenienti dal Ministero (anche in inglese) e si sarà molto grati per la sua diffusione, nei modi ritenuti più opportuni, tra i nostri connazionali.

Nel rimanere a disposizione per eventuali chiarimenti, si ringrazia per l`attenzione e si inviano i più cordiali saluti.

Di seguito i materiali da scaricare:

Per ulteriori informazioni, potete visitare il sito internet del Consolato Generale Italiano a Vancouver.[:]

Apply for Prestigious “Ospitalita’ Italiana” Award: 20/21 Open Call [Italian Restaurants and Gelaterie]

Ospitalità Italiana Certification

Application for the Prestigious “Ospitalita’ Italiana” Certification is Now Open!


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The worldwide project aiming to certify Authentic Italian Restaurants abroad has been confirmed for 2020!

Ospitalità Italiana is a quality endorsement issued by Isnart to Italian restaurants all over the world that guarantees the respect of standards of Italian hospitality.

Why Ospitalita’ Italiana

Ospitalita’ Italiana main goals are:

  • Develop and promote the traditions of Italian food products and upgrade the culture of Italian food and wine;
  • Enhance the image of Italian restaurants abroad that guarantee respect of the quality standards of Italian hospitality;
  • Create an international network, providing for the realization of promotional events of Italian productive excellence.

Exciting Announcement

NEW!!! We are excited to announce that the certification is now also available for “Gelaterie”, and in the near future will be extended to “Pizzerie”.

How to Get Certified:

For more info about this project and how to apply, email or call 604.682.1410 (M/F 9 am -5 pm).


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Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Canada – LUISS Business School Lecture

July 6th 2020

Our President, Celso A A Boscariol, QC, a partner of the Vancouver law firm and chamber member  Watson Goepel LLP, delivered a lecture to LUISS Business School Master in Food Law Program on the “Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Canada” for importers and Italian companies wishing to set up business operations in Canada. The LUISS School of Law has drawn specific attention to the LLM in Food Law as one of its core programs. Luiss School of Law represents an innovation in the field of legal studies in Italy at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Rome, Italy, offering  undergraduate, master and doctoral courses and programs.

About Watson Goepel LLP

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Founded in 1984 by four originating partners, Watson Goepel is a successful mid-sized firm with over 30 lawyers, practicing in a diversity of disciplines, across numerous industries and sectors in the areas of Business, Employment, Wills & Estates, Family, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Personal Injury Law.

Effective June 30 2020, our member, Watson Goepel LLP, has joined forces with Stewart & Winch to better serve clients on the North Shore and surrounding areas.

Located in the West Vancouver community of Dundarave, Stewart & Winch has been providing legal services in the areas of general corporate/ commercial, real estate, and wills and estates, for over 20 years.

“We spent considerable time looking for the right fit to expand our firm. When we met Charlie Winch and learned more about his established practice and excellent reputation in the community, we knew the time was right to move forward.”

– Ryan Lee, Managing Partner of Watson Goepel LLP

Stewart & Winch has developed a strong reputation for service excellence, providing reliable legal advice and representation to a wide variety of domestic and international clients across a range of industries.

This West Vancouver office marks the third location for Watson Goepel, who also has offices in downtown Vancouver and Surrey, BC.
Learn more about this exciting new partnership by clicking the link below.

Letter-appeal to the Prime Minister Prof. Giuseppe Conte

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Letter-appeal to the Prime Minister Prof. Giuseppe Conte: the CCIE network requires enhanced access to the funds put in place for export

In the restarting phase of Italy, the Italian chamber system abroad is doing its part to assist companies and Italian manufacturers to relaunch Made in Italy in the world and to strengthen export agreements that are put in place by the Italian government.

Export accounts for almost a third of the value of GDP in Italy but the latest estimates foresee a 14% reduction in 2020. The vitality of the internationalization process is directly linked to the ability of Italian SMEs to maintain competitiveness abroad in the post-Covid scenario -19.

In this context, Assocamerestero underlines – in a letter sent to the President of the Council on behalf of all the CCIE – the need that in the economic measures under discussion in the Chamber of Deputies (Decree Law “Relaunch Italy”) there is concrete attention to the extraordinary contribution of the network of 81 CCIE that is operating in 58 countries and supporting almost 70 thousand exporting companies.

In first place among the CCIE services are business scouting services for positioning on the foreign market (35% of the services provided), followed by networking activities (25%) and the organization of trade missions of foreign buyers (20 %).

The activity on the CCIE market allows the reduced contribution of the State to be multiplied by more than five times, but the global crisis caused by Covid-19 risks undermining its efficiency, just when there is a need for full and greater operation.

Many initiatives were put in place during the health emergency. In addition to supporting – alongside the diplomatic network – the procurement of essential health material for the country, more than 300 information, training and assistance actions have been carried out for companies, largely with the use of the digital network. And at least another 350 are scheduled by July.

“We put the contribution of those abroad working with businesses every day at the service of Italy. We have firmly adhered to the Export Agreement, thanks to the 300 thousand business contacts developed each year and the over 20 thousand companies, Italian and foreign, associated with the network. The CCIE have always largely self-financed on the market, but the global crisis caused by Covid-19 has compromised numerous initiatives already planned, seriously jeopardizing the activity of the chamber system. At this stage, therefore, it is more urgent than ever to guarantee the effectiveness and full operation of the network, which is precious for businesses and for the country as a whole “- said Gian Domenico Auricchio, President of Assocamerestero.

Article Source: Assocamerestero

Thank you for Attending A DINNER FOR ITALY with Chef Heinz Beck

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West would like to thank the Embassy of Italy to Canada for organizing such an engaging and memorable event. We are honoured to be collaborating with the embassy in this event along with other Italian Chambers in Canada namely, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and the Italian Trade Agency.

The Chamber would like to also thank the speakers, special guests, attendees, as well as all the generous donors who joined us at the zoom event A DINNER FOR ITALY with Chef Heinz Beck on Thursday May 28 2020.

Special thanks to our VIP guest Michael Bublé. We all enjoyed having you as part of the closing ceremony of “Help Italy” Fundraising Campaign.

On behalf of all the organizers, we also would like to express our sincere thanks to chef Heinz Beck, the world renowned Chef of Italian Cuisine, for being an integral part of our celebration of Italian cuisine and sharing with us his wisdom.

Thanks to our special Canadian guest speakers, renowned chef Rob Gentile and sommelier Marie Andree’ Gagnon, as well as our special Italian guest speaker, serial entrepreneur, Oscar Farinetti, for sharing with us their unique insights.

Heartfelt thanks to the generous donors who responded to the “Help Italy” call. We are humbled by the number of support we received. Your donation really makes a difference for the most vulnerable in Italy and with every donation you have potentially saved a life and saved a family from losing a loved one. The Italian Red Cross is very appreciative of your support.

To all our attendees, we really hope you had fun, enjoyed this unique Zoom gathering, and that the event increased your knowledge and understanding of the Italian Cuisine and the Italian Culture!


Happy Month of June, The Month of the Italian Heritage.


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