12/04/2018 - 13/04/2018
50th FARO Meeting | Cinisello Balsamo, Italy

FARO celebrates its 50th Experience and awaits you in Italy, in Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), guests of Geico Spa! 

Topics
Thursday 12 April
Location: Geico Spa (Cinisello Balsamo - Italy)
 
Registration and Welcome Coffee
 
Opening and welcoming remarks
AUTOMOTIVE BRIEFING
  SMART MOBILITY & INFRASTRUCTURE
  Framework for smart mobility: driving a new demand trend?
 
  • Envisioning: meeting with the visionary entrepreneur
 
  • Strategic Scenario: from now to 2030 - the future of transportation
 
  • Panel Discussion: the impact of electric vehicles on metal demand
   
Friday 13 April
Location: Geico Spa (Cinisello Balsamo - Italy)
ECONOMIC BRIEFING - MACRO CONTEXT
  Macro Context: Europe - America - Asia - China
COMMODITY BRIEFING
  INTERMARKET ANALYSIS – COMMODITIES OUTLOOK
  Intermarket Analysis
Commodity markets and currencies: technical analysis and correlations
  Non Ferrous Metals Outlook
  Ferrous Metals Outlook
  KERB TIME
 

Panel discussion aimed to express the market situation of the industry, presented by the members of the FARO Board.

Topics: Copper and alloys, Zinc and Lead, Aluminium and alloys, Steel and Scraps, Nickel.

Demand and offer trends – Order book -  Spot prices – Premiums

 
Close of the 50th FARO Meeting

 

 

With the valuable support of world-renewned entrepreneurs, analysts and economists...

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
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Geico is a global supplier of turnkey coating systems for leading car manufacturers all around the world. Its origins go back to the Italian division of Carrier Drysys, founded in 1905. Bought out by Giuseppe Neri in 1976, it has been called Geico Spa since.
Originally the exclusive property of the Gecofin Group, it was later jointly owned with other multinationals, including first Haden and then the Fiat-Comau Group. In 2005 Ali Reza Arabnia, the son-in-law of founder Giuseppe Neri, took Geico over from the Fiat Group, becoming its Chairman and Managing Director.
In 2011, Geico signed an alliance with the Japanese Taikisha, asserting its leadership in car coating systems in all national markets, with the exception of Japan and Korea, where the Japanese partner remains the leader. Today the Geico Taikisha Group is a global market leader, with a 1.8 billion dollar turnover, 5,000 employees and 50 offices in 28 countries all over the world and 6 manufacturing units. It counts among its clients the leading international car manufacturing companies.
Geico, with its great industrial tradition, has always carried out a policy of constant research, development and innovation, which has allowed it to provide its clients with the best, most competitive, and environmentally-friendly technology solutions.
A strong ethical sense informs the behaviour, both internal and external, of the company. Loyalty, Honesty, Consistency, Determination and Passion are the values that have always inspired Geico and have allowed the company to meet the key expectations of clients in the respect of people, communities and the environment.

During the FARO Meeting, attendees have the opportunity to schedule their strategic appointments to meet each other!

 

What attendees say about us...

Extremely interesting, expecially due to the level of the speakers that is really high.
CEO | Brembo Poland Sp.z.o.o.

It’s an opportunity for the industry to share its view and very effective too.
Chief Commodity Strategist | Noble Group

It’s a great opportunity to be here especially because I learn a lot and I also hope to have taught something interesting to the attendees.
Executive Vice President Operations | FIAMM Spa

I think it was very exciting and also interesting! It was my first time this time... I’m not used to be in such an exciting session.
There are a lot of different points of view about the materials, about the uses, about also the sustainability. And we are most committed in sustainability so for us it was really an interesting point of view.

Al Alloys R&D Manager | RAFFMETAL Spa

This was my first experience with FARO but it proved to be a great experience.
We met with a lot of companies from the physical industry, which is very important for the exchanges and the commodities exchanges, like the LME, to be in touch with the representatives of the industry. It was a wonderful event.

Business Development Associate | London Metal Exchange

Very interesting with a lot different opinions and information I didn’t get before.
Head of New Business Development and Marketing | Georg Fischer Automotive

I’m very pleased with this edition. It’s my first time at FARO - I have a colleague who was there last year who talked about packaging.
We’ve had a very nice and interesting overview of various materials that I use today for the automotive industry, the market prospective, from the car, also from the content of aluminum.
We’ve had an interesting prospective from a new country, not a new country but a country where there is clearly a growth perspective – Iran –, and an overview with the various materials with the panel discussions.

Marketing Director, Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products | Constellium

It’s well organized! A lot of very good speakers, the collaboration both in the session and out of the session has been fantastic... The venue is superb!
It’s nice to be in around cars and the excitement around on cars. It’s a kind of new revolution that’s happening in commodities which the FARO club and its members follow.
To do it in a venue like this with the caliber of people has been great!

Chairman & Managing Principal | Ducker Worldwide

This event is very interesting for me and I had the opportunity to explain what our company did, do and will do in the future.
This is very important for suppliers because we try to give and to create our future but we have to work with our suppliers: the future will be created by ourselves with our suppliers so if we work together we will achieve good results.
I hope we will have more possibilities to exchange this kind of information... Thank you again I’m glad to introduce our company and our material overview!

Head of Metals Department | CRF (FCA Company)

It’s a very interesting event! The format we have which is broad is going to provide a lot of information for the delegates.
It’s also very interesting to have the panel discussion: it’s a great way to have engagement with the audience and also with the experts so the people from industry who know a lot of information.
It’s a very good way to tackle a broad ring of issues. When we do our own seminars we will probably adopt one or two of the features… it’s a good way to make an enjoyable day!

Managing Director | LMC Automotive

It’s very interesting because it’s an exchange of information between people from other parts.
It’s a very good time for people to exchange ideas, what’s going on in their business in the automotive industry and other businesses in the future.

Member of the Board | Iranian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association

The venue is superb. I’m a car lover, I’m a Formula One lover so to hold a prestigious event in a prestigious venue...
Chief Engineer, Advanced Technology & Annual Process Development - Body Engineering | Jaguar Land Rover

Aluminium plays a very important role in the automotive industry so I think this kind of meetings are very important just to understand the future trends of this kind of metal.
Purchasing and Supplier Development | Ferrari Spa

I really enjoyed. So far I met a number of business contacts and analysts. I’m working with marketing myself so it’s been good knowledge
Marketing Manager | Alcoa Global Primary Products

I think it’s a very good networking session. Very good to meet intimately with our customers and the Italian industry as a whole.
Chief Marketing Officer | Emirates Global Aluminium

I think is interesting because brings together people from industry, analysts, consumers and producers. It’s good to have a point of view that runs the industry
Commodities correspondent | Financial Times

FARO gives to us also the opportunity to learn something about technics, about metals, how to implement the view we have.
Honorary President | Fonderie Zanardi Spa

I think it’s very good well put together by Paolo and his team. Very interesting debate we had this morning and I think it’s some will say knowledge is a very powerful weapon
Head of Metals Research | Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

It’s been fantastic here. From the prospection of London Metal Exchange we really value the relationship with FARO.
Head of Business Development | London Metal Exchange

FARO is a new concept for Italy for the future. It is made by people who want to find new ideas together. 
President | Eataly

I think that Paolo Kauffmann and his staff have been great to find the right equilibrium between touching different fields and keeping on beeing focused on the target in a wonderfull context.
Trader

A lot of good financial experts on the macro and micro economy.
It's a learning and educational experience. It's one of the best organized and professional conferences I have ever attended in my career.
Global Head of Metals | INTL FCStone Inc.

Very impressive, very professional. Good speakers, even better conference than guessed. I’m impressed.
Head of Research | RK Capital Management LLP

The FARO meetings allow us to really get to know our clients on a personal level, which is rare in today's conference environment. FARO enables attendees to relax and develop relationships like no other event due to the brilliant locations and fantastic atmosphere.
The last meeting had a formidable line up of speakers all of whom gave a fascinating insight into the markets. I cannot recommend FARO highly enough for both networking and a thoroughly enjoyable event.

Global Sales Director | Fastmarkets Ltd.

It was interesting to see the different view of different actors:  financial, fabricators, producers that are involved in our business.
Metal Business Director | KME Italy Spa

FARO is the best solution to know people and colleagues from of all over the world.
Head of Administrative Department | Montenegro Srl

Thank you to the FARO team for organizing an excellent event in Fontanafredda – Serralunga D’Alba, both for content and quality of speakers & attendees. Your conferences are always impeccable and located in the most prestigious areas across Italy. I look forward to the next one!
Associate Director | ETF Securities (UK) Ltd.