Registration Open for ECOMONDO – KEY ENERGY

The Trade Commissioner Service in Italy is happy to invite interested canadian companies to take part in the Canada stand at Ecomondo-Key Energy, which will take place in Rimini (Italy) from November 6-9, 2018.


Canada will be present with a 50 m2 flagship stand where Canadian companies will have the opportunity to showcase their technology to an international audience made up of key decision-makers and professionals while taking advantage of the structured coordination and organization of the Trade Commissioner Service in Italy. In addition, your company will be inserted in all web-based and paper material and be featured in a social media campaign prior to and during the event.


Ecomondo-Key Energy is the leading Italian green and circular economy expo with an international focus on Southern Europe and Mediterranean area, the Balkans and the Middle East. Under one umbrella, it encompasses all sectors of the circular economy: from material and energy recovery to sustainable development. In 2017, Ecomondo-Key Energy registered the presence of over 116,000 visitors (up 10% from last year) and 1,200 exhibitors in a space of 113,000 m2 with more than 200 events, 12,000 international visitors and 11,000 experts and professionals in the cleantech sector.

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With a population of over 60 million inhabitants and GDP of $1.9 trillion, Italy is one of the largest economies in Europe. Climate change, mitigation and adaptation, urban air quality, waste management, reclamation, ground water pollution and over-exploitation, and hydro-geological instability are issues Italy is currently tackling. As for energy, in 2016 renewable energy covered 17.6% of Italy’s primary energy consumption and 38% of the whole Italian electric power demand.


The contribution from the companies is C$1,500. However, Global Affairs Canada is helping pay for 50% of the travel cost. This is done through Ecotech Quebec who has requested and received the funds but can support companies also from other Provinces.

See attached the fillable form as well as the Agreement to send the contribution to the Embassy. For information regarding the reimbursement of the travel cost I will introduce the interested company to Ecotech Quebec who will manage this part.


Travel and hotel expenses will be covered by participants. The Trade Commissioner Service in Italy will book the pre-selected hotel at a special rate.



For further information and registration contact:

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Patrizia Giuliotti
Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada
Tel: +39 06-85444.3352

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Ruggero Zen
Délégation du Québec in Rome
Tel: +390642034501


Marmomacc tradeshow, selecting buyers

Marble By Benedetta Tagliabue And Decormarmi For Marmomacc

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West in collaboration with VeronaFiere is organizing a trade mission to the international tradeshow Marmomac in Verona Italy.

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With nearly 68,000 visitors in 2017, Marmomac is a global tradeshow, fundamental international meeting, and an influential platform  for the natural stone industry from raw material to finished products, from processing machinery and technologies to applications of stone in architecture and design.

Marmomac is believed to be the ideal venue in terms of quality and completeness of exhibits combined with the most advanced know-how in the natural stone processing operations.

A delegation of selected Canadian buyers operating in the marble/stone industry (marble machinery importers, stone importers, contractors, construction companies, developers, architects, etc) will be visiting the fair and participating in B2B meetings, workshops, and seminars.

Selected qualified participants will be offered the following incentives:

  • Partial refund ($500 ) of the airfare*
  • Complimentary 4 nights (Sep 25-26-27-28) 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Complimentary tradeshow pass and the show’s official catalogue
  • Complimentary daily breakfasts and lunches
  • Complimentary transfer hotel/tradeshow/hotel
  • Business matching and customized B2B agenda (min 6 meetings for architects; min 12 meetings for buyers)

If you wish to participate in this initiative please follow the instructions by August 20th:

  • Please click at the following link and choose the English version (top right of the page)
  • Click REGISTER to create your account
  • Fill in the required fields (name, surname, email and password) and give your privacy consents
  • After the registration, you will receive an email asking to confirm your new account
  • Click again the link
  • Go to SIGN IN to have access to your personal area
  • Click the B2IN banner and then SIGN IN to have access to the questionnaire.

*Please note that in order to be qualified you must be a corporate member to the Chamber.

This trade mission is sponsored by Veronafiere and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West.

If you have any questions please contact Alex Martyniak at or Geraldine Pinzon at or call us at 604-682-1410.


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Photo: Marble by Benedetta Tagliabue and Decormarmi for Marmomac



The Italian Chamber of Commerce is inviting tour operators in Western Canada to participate in a trade mission to Lipari, Italy from October 10th to October 14th, 2015. Participating operators will be invited to extend their trip in Italy.

Mirabilia project ( includes 13 unique and wonderful Italian landmarks and places that are now UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) world heritage sites. This is a network of places recognized as UNESCO world heritage sites, but Italian and international tourists are not familiar with them. The main goal is to promote these sites and make them known to the general public. These tourist offerings aim to promote a different kind of Italy – places that have not been impacted by mass tourism. This is custom-made tourism, on a smaller scale, which welcomes and takes very good care of tourists.

Qualified tour operators in Western Canada will be invited to visit Lipari, Italy as a part of an international promotion program. The operators will attend several B2B meetings presenting offers of the 13 Italian regions and match them with demands of buyers in Western Canada.

Following the activities in Lipari tour operators will be invited to extend their staying to visit one of the 13 italian regions involved in the project.

Selected tour operators are offered the following incentives:

  • full coverage of a return flight Canada – Italy;
  • local transportation;
  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation in Lipari (plus accomodation in the selected region);
  • daily meals (buffet lunch);
  • interpreting services;
  • business matching and customized B2B agenda.

If you wish to participate in this initiative please fill out the application form and kindly send it back by July 18th.

Please see here last year’s brochure.

If your application is short-listed by the organizer, you will be kindly asked to fill one additional application. If selected, you will be required to guarantee your attendance at the planned meetings, according to the agenda set up specifically for you. As the goal of this project is to develop new travelling packages to the mentioned UNESCO sites, selected operators are expected to actively engage in the promotion of these regions by their company. Please note that qualified companies will be chosen on a first come first served basis and in the selection process preference will be given to business members of ICCC. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 604-682-1410.

Disclaimer: Business members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce ($350 level) will be granted a special recommendation by ICCC and if selected will only have to pay an administration fee of $200 to participate in this trip.

Please follow the link below if you would like to join the Chamber: Application Form


Promotional Trade and Media Tour in Rome, Lazio Region of Italy

In collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce in Rome and the Roman Institute for Entrepreneurial Training,  the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West is pleased to present an international business development project ECCELLENZE ROMANE PER L’EXPORT (ERE).

ERE is a multi-year project that aims at promoting the excellences of Roman arts and crafts by showcasing some of the best works and collections of 27 contemporary artisans from Rome operating in jewellery, fashion, fashion accessories and home décor sectors.

As a first step of the project we are inviting, together with our project partners in US and Brazil, qualified Canadian, American and Brazilian professionals – agents, reps, importers/distributors, retailers – doing business in the above mentioned sectors of interest, to participate in a sponsored trade mission to Rome, Italy, from December 10thto December 14th, 2015.

Succesful applicants will be offered the following incentives:

  • return economy flight to Rome;
  •  local transportation in Italy;
  • 4 or 5 nights’ hotel accommodation in Rome;
  • interpreting services;
  • visits to 27 artisan showrooms and ateliers
  • b2b meetings
  • post mission marketing and promotional support

Canadian and international business professionals participating in the project will be accompanied by local Chamber of Commerce representatives and the Italian media to visit selected showrooms and ateliers and will be asked to chose artisans and select products which in their professional opinion have best chances to succeed in Canadian as well as North and South American markets.

In a second stage of the project, all participating business professionals from Canada, US and Brazil will receive marketing and promotional support from the Chamber to further develop, in their respective markets, commercial opportunities for those selected Roman artisans and their high-end hand made in Italy products.

If you wish to participate in this initiative please fill out theattached application formand kindly send it back to our office by August 25th. In the selection process, preference will be given to applicants who will commit to the project and will prove their capacity and ability to further develop commercial opportunities in Canada such as distribution network or retail sales.

Feel free to contact us at or 604-682-1410 if you have any questions.

Disclaimer: There is no cost to participate in this mission for ICCC members. If selected applicants are not ICCC members, they will be either asked to join the ICCC in order to take part in this sponsored trip or to pay an administration fee of $250. Please visit our website at to find out more about the membership or follow the link below if you would like to join the Chamber: Application Form

ECOMONDO – the Green Technologies Expo

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) at the Embassy of Canada in Rome and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West are pleased to invite you to participate at ECOMONDO & KEY ENERGY 2015, two major parallel events on Sustainability, Energy Recovery, Green Technologies, Waste Management & Environmental Protection held in Rimini on 3-6 November 2015.


ECOMONDO is the largest showcase in the Euro-Mediterranean on advanced and sustainable technology for processing and recycling waste; treating and reclaiming water, waste water and polluted marine sites; efficient use and transformation of raw and processed materials and, the promotion of renewable raw materials. It is the ideal place for exhibitors and visitors to boost visibility, make new contacts, forge relationships with institutions and key drivers of the industry and, find business opportunities in Italy as well as in the Mediterranean and in Africa. Sectors of focus include: waste & biowaste, reclamation & decommissioning, water, air, bio-based industry & bio-economy, smart cities & communities and, sustainable architecture.
KEY ENERGY fulfills a central role in Italy among events dedicated to the theme of energy and, together with Ecomondo, constitutes an all-encompassing platform for the environmental energy sector able to provide a global perspective from a strategic and technological standpoint. Sectors of focus include: bio-green processing, wind energy and energy efficiency.


The Chamber of Commerce is offering attractive packages to the companies interested in applying. Contact us by email at or call the office at the +16046821410.