The 2006 Borsa Italiana roadshow kicks off

in New York on Monday 3 April

Apr 01 2006 - 09:00


The 2006 Borsa Italiana roadshow kicks off in New York on Monday 3 April, with the Italian Investor Conference. It is the first of a series of events which aim to promote Italian companies listed on the Exchange among the international financial community, all through 2006.

The Italian Investor Conference of New York will be held on 3 and 4 April at the Hotel Westin Times Square and will give American investors and analysts the opportunity to meet 27 Blue Chip companies.

The event is held under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate General for Economic Cooperation) partnered with four leading banks: Banca IMI, Intermonte, Mediobanca and Morgan Stanley.

The schedule of the Conference will include a series of one–to-one meetings between the management of the 27 Blue Chip companies and the financial community and opportunities for more in-depth discussion, with four round tables, on subjects that are particularly topical and relevant to the Italian economy. The management of the companies attending the conference will also participate in the round tables.

The Italian Investor Conference will kick off on 3 April at 8:30am with the following speakers: Massimo Capuano, Chief Executive Officer of Borsa Italiana, Giandomenico Magliano, Director General for Economic Cooperation for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Lodovico Rosnati, Head of the Blue Chip Segment of Borsa Italiana.

The first roundtable will follow and will be on “The Italian Financial Services Industry”; scheduled to take part in this roundtable are: Andrea Battista (Cattolica Assicurazioni), Alberto Nagel (Mediobanca), Sandro Salvati (Toro) and Antonio Vigni (Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena); Guglielmo Zadra of Morgan Stanley will act as moderator.
On the same morning, Tod’s, Safilo, Valentino Fashion Group and Toro will give their presentations.

The second roundtable on “Global Italian Brands” will be held in the afternoon of 3 April, at 2pm; joining in the discussion will be: Silvano Cassano (Benetton Group), Michele Norsa (Valentino Fashion Group), Michele Preda (Marazzi Group), Roberto Vedovotto (Safilo Group) and Enzo Visone (Campari); Chiara Rotelli of Mediobanca will act as moderator.

This session will be followed by the presentations of Banca Italease, Cattolica Assicurazioni and ASM.

The third roundtable on “Italy competing on the International Markets” will be held on Tuesday 4 April, at 8.30am, and attending this session will be: Enrico Bondi (Parmalat), Drago Alberto Cerchiai (Sorin), Vittorio Colao (RCS Mediagroup), Alessandro Garrone (ERG), Sergio Marchionne (Fiat), Alessandro Pansa (Finmeccanica), Carlo Pesenti (Italcementi) and Gianmario Tondato da Ruos (Autogrill). The meeting will be introduced by Stefano Alberti (Intermonte) and moderated by Andrea Cabrini (Class-CNBC).

Following this session, in the same morning, will be the presentations of Parmalat and Amplifon.

The fourth and final roundtable will be held in the afternoon at 2pm: “Best practice in Corporate Governance: the new Italian Corporate Governance Code for listed companies”. Speaking on this subject will be: Francesco Rochlitzer (Borsa Italiana) and Jay Clayton (Sullivan & Cromwell); moderated by Giampaolo Trasi (Banca IMI).

The list of the 27 companies attending the conference:

Amplifon  Franco Moscetti
ASM Brescia  Tommaso Lavegas
Autogrill  Gian Mario Tondato da Ruos
Banca Italease  Massimo Faenza
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena  Antonio Vigni
Banche Popolari Unite  Giampiero Auletta Armenise
Benetton  Silvano Cassano 
Beni Stabili  Aldo Mazzocco Massimo De Meo
Campari  Enzo Visone
Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze  Lino Moscatelli
Cattolica Assicurazioni  Giulio Fezzi
Credem  Paolo Pratissoli
ERG  Alessandro Garrone
Fiat  Sergio Marchionne
Finmeccanica  Pier Francesco Guarguaglini
HERA  Tomaso Tommasi di Vignano
Italcementi  Carlo Pesenti
Marazzi Group  Michele Preda
Mediobanca  Alberto Nagel
Parmalat  Enrico Bondi
RCS Mediagroup  Vittorio Colao
Safilo Group  Roberto Vedovotto
Sorin  Drago Alberto Cerchiari
Telecom Italia  Riccardo Ruggiero
Tod’s  Emilio Macellari
Toro Assicurazioni  Sandro Salvati
Valentino Fashion Group  Michele Norsa

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