11/04/2019 - 12/04/2019
53 Main Meeting | Italy

Find out details about the first Meeting of 2019!

11-12 April 2019
Location Partner: SKF Industrie Spa, Torino - Italy
at Solution Factory
14:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
14:15 Networking and One to One Meeting Session

Opening and welcoming remarks
Dialogue withAnders Carlsson – Chief Purchasing Officer, SKF Group
Paolo Kauffmann - Founder F.A.R.O.

15:30 The world of SKF and the new way of doing business
Ezio Miglietta – Country Manager Italy & Director Channel and Distributor Development Country and Industrial Sales Italy, SKF Industrie Spa
Giorgio Beato - Solution Factory & Service Sales Manager, SKF Industrie Spa
Flavio Artico - Global Strategic Purchasing Manager Steel and Raw Materials, SKF Industrie Spa
16:15 Additive Manufacturing: A growing sector, not just prototypes. Opportunities and challenges for Italian companies
Moderator: Luca Canepa - Board Member & Advisor
With :
Jacopo Guzzoni – Vice President & CEO, Fomas Group
Nicola Sala - Metal Fabrication Project Manager, Siad Spa
Paolo Calefati - Vice President Additive Manufacturing Business Development, Prima Industrie Spa
Stefano Peroncini - Venture Capitalist
18:00 Macro Context: Europe - America - Asia – China + Focus on Italy
Arrigo Sadun – President, TLSG, International Advisors
Giorgio Arfaras - Director of the Economic Letter, Centro Einaudi
End of the first day debates
Networking Cocktail


08:45 Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:15 Automotive Outlook 2019: sales and production forecast
Justin Cox - Global Director Production Forecast, LMC Automotive
  Refreshment Break



Non Ferrous Metals, Steel and Currencies
Paolo Kauffmann - Founder F.A.R.O.
Andrea Guarneri - Forex and Commodity Trader, Kommodities Partners Sa
Andrea Matera - Market Intelligence and Commodity Trader, Kommodities Partners Sa
Ed Meir – Senior Metal Analyst, INTL FCStone
Alessandro Fossati – CEO, Gamma Trade Sa

Refreshment Break

Kerb Time
Antonio Gerli - Euromet Sa
Piero Lagattolla - Cauvin Metals Srl
Luca Marchegiani - Elica
Paolo Menossi - Global Consulting Team
Romano Pezzotti - Fersovere Srl

Buffet Lunch at the Solution Factory
Visit to the Solution Factory
One to One Meeting dedicated session
End of the 53° FARO Meeting




Giorgio Arfaras - Director of Economic Letter, Centro Einaudi
Board member and partner of the "think tank" Centre for Documentation and Research Luigi Einaudi.
Director of its “Economic Letter” and Co-author of the “Annual Report on the Global Economy and Italy”.
Contributor for two italian newspaper La Stampa and Il Foglio.
From 2000 to 2007, he worked at Credit Suisse (Italy) as Director.
Before (1980-2007) that he was employed at Prime, Pirelli, Arthur Andersen Consulting and Prometeia.
Justin Cox - Global Director Production Forecast, LMC Automotive
Justin is Director, Global Production, at LMC Automotive. In this role he provides the functional lead and global oversight of the company’s automotive production forecast activity. Prior to joining LMC Automotive in 2013, Justin has held key sales and commercial management positions internationally for both Johnson Controls and GKN Driveline. In addition to this, he has held traditional product marketing roles with Mazda (UK) as well as senior analyst roles at RL Polk (Marketing Systems) from where he started his career.
With more than 20 years of extensive automotive business experience, he has gained a ‘real world’ insight into the commercial pressures and planning challenges facing the industry throughout the Value-Chain. Justin holds a BSc degree in Economics and Human Geography from the University of Reading.
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.
Jacopo Guzzoni – Vice President & CEO, Fomas Group
Vice President & CEO of FOMAS Group - a family business owned by Guzzoni family since its foundation in 1956 – operating in the fields of Forgings, Seamless Rolled Rings and Metal Powders. After getting his Graduate Degree in Business Administration and Management at L. Bocconi University (Milan) in 1987, Mr. Guzzoni joined FOMAS SPA, where he held positions of increasing responsibility. Since 2006 he has been appointed Vice-President & CEO of the Group.
Today he holds the following positions:
Vice-President & CEO of FOMAS S.p.A., and Vice-President of the controlled companies ASFO S.p.A., Hot Roll S.r.l.; President of La Foulerie S.a.s. in France;
Board Member of Bay-Forge Ltd. based in India and of FOMAS Dalian based in China.
Sole Director of MIMETE S.r.l., a start-up launched in 2017 active in the production of Metal Powders for the Additive Markets.
In 2014 he was awarded with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.

Andrea Matera - Market Intelligence and Commodity Trader, Kommodities Partners Sa
He attended economics and business management major at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, specializing in finance and financial derivatives. After graduating in 2012, he was hired by Assomet (Associazione nazionale industrie metalli non ferrosi), with the role of statistical analyst at the research center.
During this period he studied in depth the non-ferrous metals sector, with a specific focus on the analysis of quoted prices on the London Stock Exchange.
Since 2016 he has worked at Kommodities Partners Sa in Mendrisio, fulfilling the role of Market Intelligence analyst and commodities and forex trader.

Ed Meir - Senior Metals Analyst, INTL FCStone Inc
Mr. Meir has been in the commodities business for about 30 years in various capacities. Currently, Mr. Meir’s Commodity Research Group is retained by INTL FCStone as an independent research consultant for both base and precious metals. Prior to starting his consulting company, Mr. Meir spent 18 years in the physical markets, trading aluminum, tin and steel, both as trader and agent. Mr. Meir was named as the most accurate price forecaster for LME base metals in four of the last eight years (2011, 2014, 2015 and 2018) and finished second in 2013, as ranked by Metal Bulletin. He obtained his BA in Economics from Montreal’s McGill University and his MBA from New York University.  
Aurelio Nervo – Presidente, SKF Industrie Spa
Laureato in Ingegneria meccanica al Politecnico di Torino, dal 1982 ha ricoperto diverse funzioni dalla Ricerca & Sviluppo alla conduzione di Business Units di SKF nella Divisione Automotive, in Italia e all’estero, fino all’attuale ruolo di President, Sealing Solutions Business Unit, nonché Presidente di SKF Industrie S.p.A. e RFT S.p.A.  In ambito nazionale, è  attualmente Presidente di Assottica-Assomep (Associazione Nazionale Industria dell’Ottica, Meccanica Fine e di Precisione) e Membro del Consiglio Direttivo di ANFIA (Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica). In quest’ultima, ha rivestito il ruolo di Presidente del Gruppo Componenti e di Presidente dell’Associazione. Membro di Consiglio Direttivo e Assemblea dei Soci di CUNA (Commissione Tecnica di Unificazione nell’Autoveicolo), Vice Presidente OICA (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers) e membro di CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers). E’ stato membro del Board dell’Istituto Superiore Mario Boella di Torino - centro di ricerca applicata e di innovazione focalizzato sulle Tecnologie dell’Informazione e della Comunicazione (ICT) – e ha fatto parte del Consiglio Direttivo di AMMA (Aziende Meccaniche Meccatroniche Associate) e della Giunta dell’Unione Industriale di Torino.
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.
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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.