FARO celebrates its 50th Experience and awaits you in Italy, in Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), guests of Geico Spa!
Thursday 12 April
Location: Geico Spa (Cinisello Balsamo - Italy)
||Registration and Welcome Coffee|
||Opening and welcoming remarks|
|SMART MOBILITY & INFRASTRUCTURE|
|Framework for smart mobility: driving a new demand trend?|
Friday 13 April
Location: Geico Spa (Cinisello Balsamo - Italy)
|ECONOMIC BRIEFING - MACRO CONTEXT|
|Macro Context: Europe - America - Asia - China|
|INTERMARKET ANALYSIS – COMMODITIES OUTLOOK|
Commodity markets and currencies: technical analysis and correlations
|Non Ferrous Metals Outlook|
|Ferrous Metals Outlook|
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...|
Company that offers solutions in the fields of IoT, Web, Mobile, Smart TV and Embedded Systems.
It is distinguished in the development of software for the automotive world.
Licensed LME data distributor from 1994, have more than 20 years experience in non-ferrous metals and more, in 45 countries all over the world.
Services: LME and other metals Quotations,in realtime and delayed time, Reports with metal prices forecast; Operational Consultancy on metals procurement; Hedging through the services offered by the broker in partnership.
Ducker Worldwide, delivers superior outcomes for businesses in complex markets. With decades of experience across a wide range of global industries, Ducker leverages data and analytics to accelerate and bring certainty to strategic growth decisions.
Market leader in Predictive Maintenance and Reliability, from new design to post mortem inspection, the company follows your equipment through their life
For over 10 years it has been working closely with companies helping them to renew themselves and grasp the opportunities of the most advanced technologies and new markets. Innext is among the few Google Cloud Premier Partners in Italy and their team of Italian and Chinese professionals, based in Milan and Shanghai respectively, are expert in Strategic consulting, Innovation and Internationalization.
KOMMODITIES PARTNERS SA
Kommodities Partners is a company specialized in the risk management related to the fluctuation of metal prices and currencies. The operation team is composed of traders and analysts boasting their wide experience in the market of commodities traded in London and in New York. Turning risk into opportunities!
LMC Automotive provides the highest quality global Sales and Production Forecasts for Light Vehicles and Medium/Heavy Commercial Vehicles, along with Forecasts of Engine & Transmission supply and fitment.
IT consulting company focused on SAP implementation in metal district. Among their customers there are some of the most important enterprises of this sector (Steel, Brass, Aluminum and Copper).
SIAD is a leading Italian chemical group specializing in Technical gases, Engineering, Healthcare, LPG and Natural gas with sites in Europe and the rest of the world.
SÒPHIA HIGH TECH SRL
Company ranked by Invitalia as a national success case. Sòphia is a European reference point for support on engineering / research / development / manufacturing projects in the automotive, aerospace and defense fields.
TEA - THE ENERGY AUDIT SRL
The Company provides practical support for all professionals dealing with energy efficiency: energy managers, energy consultants, ESCOs, utility providers and government institutions.
C. STEINWEG - GMT SRL
Member of Steinweg group, worldwide leader in the base commodities logistic’s, is being active in Italy for over 60 years, supplying handling, warehousing and transports on non ferrous metals, ferro alloys, wood, steels, soft commodities and general cargo.
INTL FCSTONE INC.
INTL FCStone’s Metals team opens markets for our commercial and institutional customers, including producers, processors, consumers, merchants, banks, CTAs and hedge funds, by providing access to an extensive global pool of liquidity and trading opportunities and through our membership in the primary metal trading exchanges around the world including the London Metal Exchange, as a category 1 ring-dealing member, and NYMEX/COMEX as well as our OTC capabilities.
LONDON METAL EXCHANGE
The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. 76% of global non-ferrous futures business is conducted on the LME totalling $12 trillion, 170 million lots and 4 billion tonnes in 2015. A member of HKEX Group, the metal community values the LME as a venue to transfer or take on price risk, as a physical market of last resort and as the provider of transparent global reference prices.
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE RICICLO E RECUPERO IMBALLAGGI ACCIAIO - RICREA
RICREA is a private no profit consortium that brings together suppliers, importers and manufacturers of steel packaging (food and beverage cans, closures, crown corks, general lines, drums and aerosol). RICREA is part of CONAI systems. The Aims of RICREA are recover steel packaging placed on the market and ensure recycling at steel mills. In 2015 on 473.840 tons of steel packaging released for consumption RICREA has recycled 347.687 tons, 73,4% of the total. Steel packaging is 100% recyclable and infinitely!
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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.
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.