The International Business Leader of the Year Award is a prestigious recognition worth striving to achieve. Let’s learn a bit more about it and the events surrounding this year’s ceremony.
Background and Organizers
This award is given by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, an organization that works tirelessly to ensure new businesses thrive and old businesses stay strong. It was created back in the year 1992, to reward and promote those Canadian businesses that each year grow strong and defy their competitors.
Although having a successful and innovative business is part of what can make you a candidate for this award, you are also required to have done some philanthropic work. This year’s winner is a prime example, as he has done extensive community service and provided many charitable organizations with his dedicated support.
This Year’s Ceremony
Unfortunately, due to our concerns for the health and safety of every guest to the ceremony amid this pandemic, this year’s ceremony has been postponed. The dinner event has been rescheduled for April 22nd of 2021, and it will take place in Montreal’s Four Seasons Hotel.
This Year’s Recipient
Barry Lorenzetti, who founded and remains president of BFL Canada, is this year’s winner of the award. The insurance company he created 33 years ago, has evolved into a company that innovates in their solutions for each client. Their cornerstone has been the perfect combination of professionalism and discipline.
Nowadays, they have made it to the world’s top 150 brokerage firms with more than 750 employees in their facilities spread across 16 cities. Moreover, Lorenzetti has created a foundation with his name, dedicated to improving Canadians’ mental health.
Remember that this award is given to reward those that have made it and succeeded, but also to inspire those business owners that are starting, to strive for something big. If you have a business that you feel is worth considering for this award, contact the Canadian Chamber of Commerce about it and you might just be next year’s recipient.