Confirmed also this year an appointment of verification and strategic planning for the national marble and techno-marble sector, the general assembly of Confindustria Marmomacchine that was held on Thursday in Milan at the Enterprise hotel saw the participation of 110 delegates including entrepreneurs from all over of Italy and representatives of the main governmental and business institutions. Marco De Angelis (GDA Marmi e Graniti, a company based in Massa) was confirmed as president of the association also for the two-year period 2020/2022.
The national association of the Italian marble and techno-marble sector, while in strict compliance with all the anti-contagion rules provided for, by the safety protocols for the conduct of the congresses, has chosen to carry out its annual convention “in presence” and not for electronically, as a tangible sign of restart for the entire business community that recognizes itself in Confindustria Marmomacchine after the forced stop at the meetings imposed by the pandemic by Covid19.
During the assembly, elections were also held for the renewal of the association presidency, which saw the confirmation of the entrepreneur from Massa, Marco De Angelis (GDA Marmi e Graniti Srl). The assembly – on the proposal of the president – was also called to elect the four vice presidents who will work alongside De Angelis until 2022: Francesco Antolini (Antolini Luigi & C. Spa) – delegation for work and industrial relations; Federico Fraccaroli (Fraccaroli & Balzan Spa) – delegate to research and environmental sustainability: Corradino Franzi (Gmm Spa) – delegate to tax and finance; Valentina Trois (Sardegna Marmi Group) – responsible for regional affairs.
In addition to being a moment of synthesis of the sectoral situation – with the presentation of the export statistics for the 1st half of the year, available in the attached note – the general assembly of the association also represented an important networking event for the whole sector, where it was possible to meet institutions, entrepreneurs and stakeholders. In fact, Manlio Di Stefano, Undersecretary of State of the Foreign Ministry, Carlo Maria Ferro, President of Ice, and Barbara Beltrame, Vice President of Confindustria for internationalization also took part in the meeting, who brought their greetings to the audience and were speakers at the interesting discussion panel entitled “The suspended export: new strategies for unprecedented scenarios”.
«The Italian stone sector, both in terms of materials and related extraction and processing technologies, despite the stop imposed by the global pandemic and a significant decline in production in the first part of the year continues to demonstrate extraordinary dynamism on international markets, as demonstrated by the decisive rebound of our exports starting from June» commented the president De Angelis in his speech.
“In this scenario that defining complex is an understatement, what comforts me is above all finding the strength of our membership base. And this is why I am convinced that we must start again from entrepreneurs and from the value of an associative community like ours. We therefore ask politics and those who have the task of guiding Italy out of the emergency to return to team up with the production system, providing us with adequate answers and support that recognize our ability to ‘do business’ as a value and a fundamental resource for the country” as he said.