Acimac: newly-elected Chairman Paolo Sassi sets out his agenda at the Members’ Meeting
“It is with a sense of enormous responsibility that I undertake to lead our Association during the next four years with the goal of increasing its already high standing at a national and international level.” It was with these words that Acimac’s new Chairman, Paolo Sassi, began his address to the Members’ Meeting of Acimac (Italian Ceramic Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers’ Association).
“Over the next four years we will work together to ensure the continued growth of our association and member companies,” continued Sassi. “We will provide tools and services to promote international development, nurture professional skills and increase company size.”
These results will be achieved by developing a number of key strategies, which Sassi presented to the business leaders gathered at the association’s headquarters Villa Marchetti.
The key items on the newly-elected Chairman’s agenda include strengthening association services such as the SBS training school, the Research Centre, and the international communication and development activities, including participation in trade fairs, events and networking activities aimed at promoting the sector’s image of excellence.
One key aspect over the next four years will be trade fair policy with the aim of maintaining the leadership role and increasing the international scope of the exhibition Tecnargilla, which will be held this year from 26 to 30 September.
There will also be a strong focus on further expanding the association’s membership to increase its already high level of representation (members currently account for 85% of the sector’s turnover). This will be done by extending membership to machinery manufacturers who are not yet members and to all companies operating in the ceramic industry supply chain.