Celso Boscariol, Q.C.

President, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West

Celso is a Partner in the Business Law Group at Watson Goepel LLP. He advises foreign companies on investing and setting up businesses in Canada, business immigration issues, and commercial lending matters. A frequent speaker on Italian-Canadian business relations, and to foreign entrepreneurs and investors on doing business in Canada, Celso presents in both English and Italian.

He speaks regularly in both Canada and Europe on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), including at the World Summit of Corporate Counsel in Montréal. Celso is President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada West.

Celso serves as Vice-Chair of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), a global association of over 100 independent law firms located in more than 180 major commercial centers throughout the world, allowing Watson Goepel LLP to service clients that are expanding their operations and relationships into new domestic and foreign markets.

Past President of the Liberal Party of Canada (B.C.), Celso was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2017. He is an avid golfer and skier and enjoys reading history.

Speaker Sessions

Italian Cleantech Solutions: CDP-Business Matching on Green Building & Smart Cities (Virtual)

  • Intersectional Track
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Claudia Alessio Cities Strategist, Circle Cities Programme, Circle Economy
Jeanette Jackson CEO, Foresight Canada
Bob Paul Principal Consultant, E5 Solutions
Matteo Gazzetti Head of Trade, Economic and Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa
Riccardo Honorati Bianchi Head of Country System Initiatives - International Affairs, CDP Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Marco Saladini Canada Director, Italian Trade Commission
Andrea Schiavoni International Market Development, CDP Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
George Patrick Richard Benson Senior Manager, Economic Transformation Decarbonization & the Just Transition, Vancouver Economic Commission
Celso Boscariol, Q.C. President, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West
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