The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West Celebrates 30 Years on September 29 with an Extensive and Surprise-Filled Gala Dinner


The Vancouver-based Non-profit will Celebrate ‘La Grande Festa’ Gala Dinner, with Keynote Speaker Vancouver Whitecaps FC Coach Vanni Sartini, and with Partial Proceeds from the Event Donated to Variety – The Children’s Charity

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West (ICCC West) is pleased to announce its 30th anniversary with ‘La Grande Festa’, a deluxe gala dinner that is open to its members, partners and the public on September 29, 2022 at 6 PM at Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel, with partial proceeds to benefit Variety – The Children’s Charity. The gala dinner will open with a keynote speech from honorary guest Coach Vanni Sartini from the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club.

La Grande Festa or ‘The Big Party’ will feature an evening full of surprises and delights, with a superior culinary experience that includes an exclusive menu inspired by authentic Italian products from different regions of Italy, premium Italian wines, guest gift bags with authentic Italian products, door prizes, a silent auction of Italian-made and designed items, as well as a top prize by ICCC West sponsor and Premium Member, Air Canada.

“We invite our dear members and the public to join us for a festive celebration showcasing an authentic taste of Italy. For three full decades, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West has been driving economic impact by giving Italian and Canadian businesses customized solutions and a platform to broaden their business horizons into the Canadian and Italian markets,” said Ilaria Baldan, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West. “Events comprise a vital part of our work, and we are looking forward to celebrating this milestone anniversary with friends and colleagues, new and old.”

Since 1992, ICCC West has played a key role in connecting Italian brands and businesses with like-minded Canadian counterparts across Western Canada in order to facilitate trade between both countries.

“Thanks to the Italian Chamber of Commerce, we have seen steady growth in our business. The ICCC West has helped promote our products and increase our visibility within the local community, as well as offering us invaluable mentorship and endless opportunities to connect with like-minded businesses and organizations. We look forward to continuing our work with the Italian Chamber of Commerce, and to many more successful years ahead,” said Carmen D’Onofrio, Junior Managing Director, Stile Brands Canada.

With a combined total of over 30,000 event attendees to date (and counting), ICCC West hopes to showcase the immense contributions that Italian and Canadian members have made in building Western Canada’s cultural mosaic and economy.

Where to Purchase Gala Tickets

‘La Grande Festa’ gala tickets are available to purchase online at by phone at 604-682-1410.

For corporate bookings, please contact

For more information, or to stay up to date on all the latest developments at ICCC West, follow the Chamber’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram pages.


The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West (ICCC West) is a private, non-profit membership organization established in 1992 with the mandate of promoting and enhancing business, trade and investment exchanges between Italy and Western Canada. With offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Rome, ICCC West is part of an international network of 84 chambers in 61 countries – accounting for a total of 20,000 members and over 3,000 companies assisted to date. |

Media release and images provided by Saschie MacLean-Magbanua, SMC Communications Inc.

1 thought on “The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West Celebrates 30 Years on September 29 with an Extensive and Surprise-Filled Gala Dinner”

  1. Some people can call this one “La Grande Festa”, but it doesn’t seem to be different than an heated soup, or an event where people is paid to participate, as happened few weeks ago. So sad.


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