16/11/2017 - 16/11/2017
49th FARO Meeting | Bergamo

FARO, The International Commodities Club, returns at Kilometro Rosso Science Park, one of the top 10 excellence places for Innovation in Italy, for the focus on 2018 Purchasing Budget.

Thursday 16 November – All day
Location: Kilometro Rosso Science Park (Bergamo – Italy)
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Opening and welcoming remarks
Moderator: Paolo Kauffmann – Founder FARO

We read the future through three visionary men
Arrigo Sadun – Presidente TLSG, International Advisors
Francesco Casoli – President, Elica 
Arcangelo Sassolino - Artist

Industrial policy as driver for growth and innovation. The concrete results of 4.0 Industry Plan in 2017 and perspective for 2018.
Francesco Ferri – Partner, Innext
Refreshment break and One To One Meetings
Non Ferrous Metals Outlook and 2018 Market Consensus: Analyst Forecasts
Commodity markets and currencies: technical analysis and correlations

Andrea Guarneri – Forex and Commodity Trader, Kommodities Partners Sa
  Ferrous Metals Outlook
Alessandro Fossati - CEO, Gamma Trade Sa
Buffet Lunch and One to One Meetings Sponsored by

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

Consumers expectations for 2018: the panel discussion among the major Italian metal users
Andrea Braggion – Purchasing Director, Fiamm Energy Technology an Hitachi Chemical Company
Giampaolo Candi – Global Commodity Manager Raw Materials, Ariston Thermo Group
Nicola Carandente – Disc Division Purchasing Manager & European Raw Materials Coordinator, Brembo Spa
End of the 49th FARO Meeting


Andrea Braggion – Purchasing Director, Fiamm Energy Technology an Hitachi Chemical Company
Giampaolo Candi – Global Commodity Manager Raw Materials, Ariston Thermo Group

Nicola Carandente – Disc Division Purchasing Manager & European Raw Materials Coordinator, Brembo Spa

Francesco Casoli – President, Elica
Francesco Casoli is the Executive President of Elica, the world’s leading producer in the cooker hood sector. He is the son of the company’s founder. He began working for the company in 1978 and in 1990 at the age of 29 was nominated Managing Director. He has been President of the Board of Directors since 12th April 2006. From 2005 to 2006 Francesco Casoli represented the Ancona province as President of Assindustria, the national organization for the representation of Italian Industry. From 2006 to 2013 he was member of the Senate, the first house of the Italian Parliament. On June 2017 he was appointed “Cavaliere del Lavoro”. The “Cavalieri del Lavoro” are business men and women decorated with the “Ordine al Merito del Lavoro” (Order of Merit for Labour) by the President of the Italian Republic. The title is recognition for results obtained in the world of business, the creation of development and jobs but above all for the commitment to ethical and social responsibility aimed at improving living and working conditions in Italy. An enthusiastic patron of the arts, in 1998 Francesco inaugurated the Ermanno Casoli International Art Prize, named in memory of his father and a Foundation is also named after him. Established in 2007, the Foundation aims at supporting the value of art and contemporary culture within the industrial world while contribuing to the growth of the territory.
Francesco Ferri – Partner, Innext
Francesco Ferri is Founder and Partner of Innext (2003), where he leads Strategic Change Management and Innovation Projects (thanks to the partnership with Google Cloud) for medium and large Italian companies.
Innext nowadays counts more than 40 professionals in Italy and opened a branch in China.
Francesco’s clients represent many industries including automotive, retail, manufacturing, chemical, fashion industry.
Francesco has been Vice-President of Confindustria Giovani Imprenditori (Italian most important entrepreneurship association) from 2014 to 2017.
Francesco earned his Graduate Degree in International Economics from Luigi Bocconi University, Milan.
Andrea Guarneri - 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.
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.
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.
Arcangelo Sassolino
Born in 1967, he lives and works in Vicenza.
Sassolino’s works and installations explore mechanical behaviours, materials and physical properties of force. Each work takes careful planning, research and results in constructions that are stunning both in terms of their sheer physicality (material density, mechanical precision) and the forces (gravity, pressure, friction) which are applied by or to an object. The tension and the expectation that come with the awareness of risk, play a huge role in the viewers experience, together with a strong unique aesthetic.
Recent exhibitions include Damnatio Memoriae at Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Mechanisms of Power at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, curated by Franziska Nori and Not Human at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the artist’s first solo exhibition in America, curated by Jeffrey Uslip. Selected one-person exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008); Critical Mass, Feinkost, Berlin, Germany (2008); Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (2010, 2016); MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy (2011); the environmental projects presented in Z33 Center for Contem- porary Art in Hasselt, Belgium (2010); and in the context of Art and The City in Zurich (2012). Sassolino’s work has been featured in a number of group exhibitions, including shows at 104, Paris, France (2015); Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin (2014); Bortolami Gallery, New York (2013); Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Firenze, Italy (2012, 2010); Swiss Institute, New York (2011); Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland (2010); Peggy Guggenheim Collec- tion, Venice, Italy (2009); Micamoca, Berlin, Germany (2009); Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden (2008); FRAC, Rheims, France (2007); ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2004); and Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice (2002).
Photo credit: Riccardo Malberti
Arcangelo Sassolino, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin (2016)


We have selected some hotels close to the location, with which were agreed special rates (B&B). To use them, you should refer to: 49th FARO Meeting and proceed autonomously with the booking. The hotel costs are borne by the participant. The secretariat of FARO Club is not responsible for bookings.
Otherwise, you can search for accommodation using http://www.hotel.info/en/  (choose Stezzano as location).

  • Grand Hotel del Parco**** - http://www.grandhoteldelparco.it/ | Stezzano
    Special rate double room single use: 72€ - Special rate double room: 82€
    Distance from location: 4km | Contacts: Ph: +39 035/591710 - info@grandhoteldelparco.com
    Cancellation policy: Reservation can be cancelled until 8th November 2017, with a credit card guarantee.
  • Art & Hotel**** - http://www.artehotel.it/ | Stezzano
    Special rate double room single use: 76 € - Special rate double room: 105€
    Distance from location: 2,4km | Contacts: Ph: +39 035/4379300- info@artehotel.it
    Cancellation policy: Reservation can be cancelled until 6 pm of the day before the arrival, with a credit card guarantee.
More information soon!

Kilometro Rosso Science and Technology Park is a managed environment that hosts 50 companies: amongst them there are research centres, laboratories, high-tech manufacturing facilities and providers of innovation services. The Park’s Mission is to promote the development of a hub of knowledge, innovation and high technology by creating a rendezvous point for innovation-driven companies and for scientific and R&D centres focusing on advanced technologies.
Kilometro Rosso is a “node of an international network of relationships and connections”, that boosts the share of skills, knowledge, information and know-how not only among its Partners, but also between them and the outside world. About 1.600 R&D specialists work daily at Kilometro Rosso which is fast becoming one of the most successful Science Park of its type and one of the most important in Italy.
In order to favour open innovation and contamination among ideas, resources and skills of different groups, the Park attracts businesses that operate in a wide spectrum of fields: Automotive, Biomedical, Mechatronics, Advanced Materials, ICT, Energy, Mechano-textile and many more.
Kilometro Rosso is very active in widening its national and international relationship network: the Park has become a member of (amongst other associations) IASP (the International Association of Science Parks), APSTI (the Association of Italian Science & Technology Parks) and AIRI (the Italian Association for Applied Research), and has also signed a number of international collaboration agreements. Kilometro Rosso has also signed two important R&D partnership agreements with primary Italian scientific institutions as “Elettra” (the multidisciplinary Synchrotron Light Laboratory in AREA Science Park in Trieste) and the “IIT – Italian Institute of Technology”, to promote industrial research, innovation and development of frontier technologies in enterprises.

During the FARO Meeting, attendees have the opportunity to schedule their strategic appointments to meet each other in the "Piazza delle Idee"!

Some of the companies that will participate in the Meeting:

Abinsula Srl
Alfin - Edimet Spa
Alluminio Sammarinese Spa
Anodica Trevigiana Spa
Ariston Thermo Spa
BRC Metal Sa
Brembo Spa
C. Steinweg - Gmt Srl
Caleffi Spa
Carcano Antonio Spa
Cauvin Metals Srl
Cell - Data International Srl
Cromodora Wheels Spa
Data Officine Sas
Deral Spa
Easy Tech Closures Spa
Ecotre Valente Srl
EGM GROUP - S.A. Eredi Gnutti Metalli Spa
Elica Spa
Estral Spa
Euromet Sa
Everel Group Spa
Fersovere Srl
Foma Spa
Fonderie di Montorso Spa
Fonderie Pandolfo Srl
Gamma Trade Sa

Gerli Metalli Spa
Gewiss Spa
Giotta Srl
Global Consulting Team
Guala Closures Spa
Hydro Aluminium Metal Products Srl
Italian Cable Company Spa
KME Italy Spa
Kofler Spa a socio unico
Ligure Metalli Srl
Livella Srl
Mathesia Srl
Mecc Alte Spa
Metra Spa
Mipu Srl (Icare-TEA)
Montenegro Srl
Mp Filtri Spa
Nicotra Gebhardt Spa
NLMK Verona Spa
Pbn Snc
Pfa Srl Unipersonale
Raffineria Metalli Cusiana Spa
Regesta Srl
Riello Spa
Sacal Spa
Santarella Srl
Schiavetti Lamiere Forate Srl
Sider Rottami Adriatica Spa
Sit Spa
Slim Aluminium Spa
Società Italiana Acetilene e Derivati Siad Spa
Sòphia High Tech Srl
Sta 2000 Srl
Stemin Spa
Te-sa Srl
TLSG International Advisors
Tvs Spa
Valmex Spa
Whirlpool Emea Spa
Zanardi Fonderie Spa
Zoffoli Metalli Srl



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.