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IT@CA 2021 – Made In Italy, Back to the Future

January 25, 2021

The Embassy of Italy to Canada, Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, Italian Trade Agency, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Italian National Tourist Board and Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada are proud to officially announce that the second edition of IT@CA will take place on Thursday January 28, 2021 at 12 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) on Zoom Webinar.

This first-ever virtual edition of IT@CA is an online experience that provides an insightful opportunity to individuals interested in the long-lasting partnership between Italy and Canada.

Focused on the theme Made In Italy, Back to the Future, IT@CA brings together the talent of four internationally known speakers: Angela Missoni (Creative Director and President of MISSONI, her family’s beloved knitwear brand), Antonio Scurati (Strega Award-winning Italian writer, Professor of Creative Writing and Rhetoric at the IULM University in Milan),Carlo Ratti (Architect and Engineer, and Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab) and Ilaria Capua. 

With diverse cultural and economic backgrounds in fashion, architecture, smart cities, writing, medicine and virology, they will share insights from their careers, and how their businesses navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. This one-hour discussion will be moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti, one of Canada’s most trusted journalists and podcaster.

Participation is free and open to all, but registration is required. For more details, please visit

“We are delighted to host the first-ever virtual edition of IT@CA, with inspiring speakers who will make this online format empowering, informative, and enlightening,” said Claudio Taffuri, the Ambassador of Italy to Canada. “IT@CA offers an interesting way to get to know Italy better. Through the experiences of  well-known,  successful Italians  I’m convinced that we will not only have the opportunity to briefly travel in our country but, above all, to know what it does best.”

IT@CA was strategically designed to forge meaningful connections and to encourage business relationships between Italian commercial partners and local companies and investors. All of the leading institutions and organizations contributing to the event serve to promote economic and developmental growth between the two nations. IT@CA is one of the many projects that the institutions have developed to highlight everything that makes Italy unique from its rich history to all of its innovative offerings. The goal is to englighten how those strong qualities can serve to further enrich the Canadian connection that has been strong for many decades.