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Bridgepoint CEO awarded 2011 Next Generation Award by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Ontario

Five outstanding leaders honoured by the Italian-Canadian business community

TORONTO – The ICCO would like to announce the winners of the 9th annual Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Business Excellence Awards in Toronto. The awards are presented to the most outstanding and innovative leaders from the business community.

THE ICCO BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS:

ICCO Business Excellence Award: Joe Natale, Chief Commercial Officer, TELUS

PwC ICCO Next Generation Award: Frank Carnevale, President & CEO, Bridgepoint Group

ICCO Community Building Award: Alan Broadbent, Chairman & CEO – Avana Capital Corporation, Chairman – Maytree Foundation

ICCO Arte, Scienza e Cultura: Daniel D. Brambilla,CEO, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Scotiabank ICCO Environmental Leadership Award: Michael Albanese, Founder & President, H2Flow Equipment Inc.

“The BEA has always been ICCO’s highest meeting point of entrepreneurial creativity associated with social and cultural commitment. However, what truly sets this year apart is that we are also celebrating two momentous occasions: The 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification and ICCO’s 50th Anniversary. These two milestones define the Chamber and its mandate which spans across two nations and multiple generations. ICCO is pleased with the direction our business community has taken us in, as it has leaded us to our five remarkable winners. Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s BEA.” – Corrado Paina, Executive Director, ICCO

"Santerno is honoured to sponsor the 2011 BEA, which is a testament to the ingenuity, creativity and integrity of the Italian-Canadian community in Toronto, which we have now proudly joined. Santerno comes directly from Italy with renewable energy technology for the energy industry of Canada. We would also like to extend our congratulations to both, to ICCO for yet another successful accomplishment and to the winners for their hard earned success and visionary practices." Guido Tonin, Executive Vice President, Santerno Inc., Carraro Group

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex on Thursday, May 12, 2011. More than 600 guests, including many business, political and cultural leaders from the Greater Toronto area are expected to be in attendance at the event.

What: 2011 ICCO Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 7:30pm. Cocktails at 5:45pm

Location: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Website: www.italchambers.ca