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

FARO festeggia la sua 50esima Experience e ti aspetta a Cinisello Balsamo (MI) ospiti di Geico Spa!

Programma Preliminare
Giovedì 12 Aprile
Dove: Geico Spa (Cinisello Balsamo - MI)
Registrazione e Welcome Coffee
Apertura lavori e indirizzo di saluto
Paolo Kauffmann - Founder FARO
Moderatore: Paolo Kauffmann - Founder FARO
  Incontro con l’imprenditore visionario
A. Reza Arabnia – Group Chairman, President & CEO, Geico Spa
Moderatore: Claudio Mus - Technical - R&D Director, Endurance Overseas
  Quadro stretegico da oggi al 2030
La Roadmap verso l'elettrificazione e la guida autonoma. La verità oltre le prime pagine
Al Bedwell - Director, Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive
  Q&A Session
  Tesla, transizione globale all’energia sostenibile
Giovanni Fornaro - Enterprise Sales Manager South Europe, Tesla
L’impatto dell’e-mobility sulla domanda di metalli, materiali e componenti per veicoli elettrici, batterie e colonnine di ricarica
Tra i relatori:
M. Scott Ulnick - Chairman & Managing Principal, Ducker Worldwide
che presenterà in esclusiva per FARO i risultati dell'ultimo studio, dedicato all'impatto dell'elettrificazione dei veicoli sui materiali scelti

Giovanni Cipolla – President & CTO, DECET
Omar Imberti – Marketing Officer -  Electric Vehicle BU, Scame Parre Spa
Termine delle sessioni di conferenze del primo giorno
  Networking cocktail e Meeting One to One
  Cena e party serale
Termine del primo giorno


Durante la giornata, visiteremo il Pardis Innovation Center,
centro d’eccellenza per definizione oltre che polo tecnologico di ricerca e sviluppo che non ha eguali al mondo, realizzato da Geico Spa
Venerdì 13 Aprile
Dove: Geico Spa (Cinisello Balsamo - MI)
Registrazione e Welcome Coffee
Apertura lavori
Moderatore: Paolo Kauffmann - Founder FARO
  Quadro Macro: Europa - America - Asia - Cina
Arrigo Sadun – President of TLSG, International Advisors
  Refreshment break e Meeting One To One
Sponsored by
  I mercati delle commodity e le valute: analisi tecnica e correlazioni
Andrea Guarneri – Forex and Commodity Trader, Kommodities Partners Sa
  Outlook Metalli Non Ferrosi
Ed Meir - Senior Metals Analyst, INTL FCStone Inc
  Outlook Metalli Ferrosi
Alessandro Fossati – CEO, Gamma Trade Sa
  Buffet Lunch e Meeting One to One

La situazione del mercato presentata dal Board di FARO:
Panel di discussione
durante il quale gli operatori dei diversi mercati si confrontano sulle problematiche, le soluzioni adottate e gli strumenti utilizzati.

Temi di discussione:   Rame e Leghe, Zinco e Piombo; Allumino primario e secondario; Acciaio e rottami; Nickel.

Trend di domanda e offerta, Carico ordini, Prezzi spot, Premi

Termine lavori del 50esimo Meeting FARO
Per tutto il Meeting, disponibile servizio di traduzione simultanea in italiano e inglese


A. Reza Arabnia – Group Chairman, President & CEO, Geico Spa
Ali Reza Arabnia was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1955, from a family with over 100 years of business tradition and culture in the construction industry.
Today he is Chairman, President and CEO at Geico Taikisha. In 2011, he signed an alliance with Taikisha, founding a Group with a 1.8 billion dollar turnover, a global presence with over 50 production locations in 23 countries and over 5.000 employees.
Al Bedwell - Director, Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive
Al Bedwell is Director, Global Powertrain at LMC Automotive Forecasting. Based at the group’s Oxford office, he has a wide range of experience in the automotive forecasting sector and leads the group’s activities in the field of light vehicle powertrain research.
Aside from his responsibilities for the group’s Global Engine & Transmission Forecast, Al has been lead author on many related studies covering the evolution of Europe’s powertrain sector. His involvement in the field of automotive intelligence gathering and forecasting spans two decades.
In 2010 Al, working with a global team, launched the Global Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Forecast. This service provides model-level analysis in the field of personal electric mobility.
Al is a regular speaker at client and industry events and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Prior to joining LMC Automotive in 1997, he was a manager at automotive intelligence provider Polk Marketing Systems.
Giovanni Cipolla – President & CTO, DECET
Born in Turin in 1947, he graduated in Mechanical - Automotive Engineering at Turin Polytechnic. He spent his whole carrier in the propulsion field sector working at: FIAT Research Center, Elasis, Ferrari GT, Fiat-GM-Powertrain and finally GM-Powertrain. He held positions ranged from R&D projects in powertrain innovation to product development of new engines and transmissions to powertrain advanced technology coordination. In 2012 he founded his Engineering consultancy company DECET. In 2003 he was appointed as Honorary Professor at FH-Zwickau (Germany) and is lecturer for Advanced Propulsion Systems courses at Turin Polytechnic and Università Federico II of Naples.


Giovanni Fornaro - Enterprise Sales Manager South Europe, Tesla


Alessandro Fossati - CEO, Gamma Trade Sa
He started his career as a consultant in M&A, taxation and corporate finance to join, as a second step, Duferco where he grew up as a steel trader. After a few years in MMK as export manager he worked as an advisor in the steel and raw material field by brokering, forecasting and benchmarking steel and raw material trends and prices as a basis for long/short position planning. After this experience, he joined Deltasteel Ireland Ltd, a more than twenty years trading company, where he managed the steel business unit mainly focused in import of Chinese steel into Europe, adding value to European manufacturer through logistic, financing and hedging services. Since November 2016 he is CEO at Gamma Trade Sa, a Swiss based trading house, active in steel and related raw materials.
Andrea Guarneri - Forex and Commodity Trader, Kommodities Partners Sa
He assumed in March 1995 the management of the family farm (170 hectares).
In the meanwhile he develops the activities of financial hedging of USA markets grains.
Then spreads his knowledge on the trading of all major commodities and related indices. Since September 2006, he played the role of technical analyst and trader on non-ferrous metals on LME and Forex.
He is teacher in technical analysis and financial instruments such as futures and options training courses. He has held  lectures on the financial markets at the Bocconi University of Milan. Andrea Guarneri is interviewed on a weekly basis from the financial channel CNBC Class.
Currently he has been working as technical analyst and trader on commodities, forex and indices at Kommodities Partners SA.


Omar Imberti – Marketing Officer - Electric Vehicle BU, Scame Parre Spa


Ed Meir - Senior Metals Analyst, INTL FCStone Inc
Mr. Meir has been in the commodities business for about 30 years in various capacities. After getting his BA in economics from Mcgill University and his MBA from New York University, he started his career as a futures research analyst covering the sugar, coffee, and cocoa markets. He then spent the next 18 years in the physical markets, trading aluminum, tin and steel. His firm now provides award-winning research on base and precious metals as well as on a number of other commodities. Mr. Meir was ranked by Metal Bulletin as the #1 overall base metals analyst in 2011, 2014 and 2015 and was ranked number #2 in precious metals in 2014 and #3 in 2013.
Arrigo Sadun – President of TLSG, International Advisors
From 2005 to 2012 he held the position of Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for Italy, Albania, Greece, Malta, Portugal, San Marino and Timor-Leste. Previously, Dr. Sadun had held the following positions: Director of  economic and financial analysis at the Italian Finance & Economic Ministry in Rome; President and founder of  Business Information Group - BIG ( an economic consulting serving customers in Europe and in the USA); President of the WEFA Group, a worldwide leader in economic forecasting & consulting firm established by the merger of Wharton Econometrics & Chase Econometrics); President of Chase Econometrics, Inc. and Vice President of Chase Econometrics-Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Sadun holds a PhD and a M.A  in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.- USA; and a degree in Political Science from La Sapienza University, Rome. He was born in Bologna, he is married with two children.
M. Scott Ulnick - Chairman & Managing Principal, Ducker Worldwide
Scott Ulnick is Chairman of the Board and Managing Principal of Ducker Worldwide, a research, strategic consulting and transaction advisory firm. He joined the Detroit office of the Firm in 1990 following a career with Unisys Corporation where he held positions in marketing, product development and program management. Mr. Ulnick routinely consults leading industry and investment concerns on strategic improvement, growth initiatives and buy side transactions. In this advisory role he participates in up to 100 projects a year, ranging from OEM to supplier to material issues, and covering functional topics from investment & acquisition, commercial diligence, product development, marketing strategy and competitive analysis. Industries of particular expertise include automotive, commercial vehicles, construction products/materials, aerospace, materials & materials forming, consumer durables, and industrial products. He holds an BBA and MBA from Michigan State University.
Con la partecipazione di imprenditori, analisti ed economisti...

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Geico è un global supplier per la fornitura di impianti di verniciatura chiavi in mano per le principali case automobilistiche di tutto il mondo. Le sue origini risalgono alla divisione italiana di Carrier Drysys, fondata nel 1905, acquisita da Giuseppe Neri nel 1976 da cui prese il nome di Geico Spa.
Negli anni passa da essere di proprietà esclusiva del Gruppo Gecofin ad essere in comproprietà con altre multinazionali tra cui Haden prima e il Gruppo Fiat-Comau poi; nel 2005 Ali Reza Arabnia, genero del fondatore Giuseppe Neri, rileva Geico dal Gruppo Fiat diventandone il Presidente e Amministratore Delegato.
Nel 2011 Geico firma l’alleanza con la giapponese Taikisha affermando il suo ruolo di leadership nel settore degli impianti di verniciatura auto in tutti i mercati mondiali ad eccezione del Giappone e della Korea che rimangono sotto il controllo del partner giapponese. Oggi, il Gruppo Geico Taikisha è ai vertici del mercato mondiale con un turnover di 1,8 miliardi di dollari, 5.000 dipendenti e 50 sedi in 28 Paesi in tutto il mondo, oltre a 6 unità produttive. Tra i suoi clienti annovera le maggiori case automobilistiche internazionali.
Geico, con la sua grande tradizione industriale, da sempre porta avanti una politica di continua ricerca, sviluppo e innovazione, che permette di garantire ai Clienti, le soluzioni tecnologiche migliori e più competitive nel rispetto dell'ambiente.
Una forte etica è il concetto guida sia all’interno che al di fuori dell’azienda; Lealtà, Trasparenza, Coerenza, Determinazione e Passione sono i valori che da sempre guidano Geico a soddisfare le aspettative critiche dei clienti nel rispetto delle persone, delle comunità e dell’ambiente.

I partecipanti al Meeting possono pianificare in anticipo i loro appuntamenti di business e incontrarsi durante i break e i momenti conviviali!

Dicono di FARO...

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

Io non sono molto avvezzo ai meeting: se mi invitano a 10 vado forse a 1.
Questa invece è un’iniziativa molto interessante con persone di assoluto rilievo che hanno tante cose da dire.
Non è il classico meeting dove uno si trova davanti a slide infinite, ma è molto acceso e molto disciplinare.
E un’occasione anche di scambio con persone che poi possono creare opportunità di business e di crescita per le relative realtà.

President, Tazzari EV | Tazzari Group

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.