26 years

26 years of ideas together

A growth process built on a huge passion for communication, culture and strong links with our local area. Continual evolution that has led us to grow year after year and achieve increasingly more important and ambitious objectives.

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Claudio 1995

Claudio Capovilla founds Gruppo Icat. This is the birth of our first brand.

Claudio and Massimo 1999

Massimo Arcolin joins Gruppo Icat as a partner, we post our first million-euro turnover.

Unicom logo/UNA 2002

We become part of Unicorn, today UNA, the biggest Italian category association.

brand 2005

To celebrate Gruppo Icat’s 10th anniversary, we present a new brand.

HiLife 2009

The birth of HiLife, our new offices in Padua, founded on the principles of eco-sustainability.

Brand 2010

To celebrate Gruppo Icat’s 15th anniversary, we present a new brand.

Our Milan offices 2011

We open our offices in Milan.

Venetkens 2013

We develop and produce “Venetkens”, an anthological exhibition that tells the story of the life and culture of the ancient Veneto people, in collaboration with Padua Municipal Council and the MBAC (Italian Ministry for cultural heritage and activities).

We win the first prize 2014/2015

We come first at the Unicom awards with our “DiFrutta” project and at the Agorà awards with our “Alumni” project for the University of Padua.

ComMeet 2016

We launch the Icat Academy project with ComMeet meetings and set up our Retail Division.

Bamakò 2017

Acquisition of the Bamakò brand takes our team to over 50 people and we come first at the Mediastars awards with Acetum.

Belzoni’s Egypt opens 2019

We organise and produce the “Belzoni’s Egypt” exhibition in collaboration with Padua Municipal Council.

New identity and coordinated image 2020

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gruppo Icat, we restyle our identity and coordinated image.

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