ITALIAN MARINE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION MEMBERS MET WITH INSTITUTIONS, PRESS AND OPINION LEADERS
BALANCE SHEET APPROVED FOR THE 2022 FINANCIAL YEAR: A SOLID AND GROWING ASSOCIATION AS THE BOATING INDUSTRY APPROACHES THE 7 BILLION EURO TURNOVER THRESHOLD IN 2022
THE ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF I SALONI NAUTICI SRL CONFIRMS ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PROJECTS LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, REGULATORY PLANNING AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
CECCHI: FROM A SOLID MAJORITY WE EXPECT MORE ATTENTION TO BE GIVEN TO THE SECTOR.
“Our true strength is our bond as a community. The yachting supply chain is a source of pride for the Made in Italy brand that looks to the future with commitment, perseverance and depth”.
These are the words with which the President of the Italian Marine Industry Association, Saverio Cecchi, kicked off the SATEC Convention, which is taking place in Genoa, at the Palazzo Ducale, today and tomorrow 30th June. The industry event has always acted as an important opportunity for entrepreneurs, institutions, and the press to meet and compare notes, this year with a particular focus on the future and on sustainability. Both key themes will be the focus points for the international conference entitled Shaping the Future, World Yachting Sustainability Forum, organised in partnership with IBI – International Boating Industry and McKinsey & Company, scheduled to close the Convention tomorrow.
“Even in 2022, the Association’s growth rate matches that of the sector it represents, with positive prospects for the current nautical year, predicted to touch the €7 billion turnover threshold,” Cecchi continued. “The future of our industry represents the future of our economy and that of employment. We are actively involved in drafting the Sea Plan, working at the technical table for state concessions with the Prime Minister’s Office and with the Minister of Tourism. However, considering the solidity of this current political majority, one that is quite different from the broad coalitions of recent years, we expect a much more focused attention on behalf of the Government”.
President Cecchi then thanked the Vice Presidents – Maurizio Balducci, Piero Formenti, Alessandro Gianneschi, and Andrea Razeto – for the projects they have been following and for operating as a cohesive team that works tirelessly to promote the sector nationally and internationally. Legal, regulatory, tax and customs activities, representation in Confindustria (the Confederation of Italian Industries) and, on the international stage, in ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) and EBI (European Boating Association), the promotion of the Genoa International Boat Show, and participation in international trade fairs, to name but a few of the many activities that drive the sector into the future.
The 63rd edition of the Genoa International Boat Show was presented today to the Members gathered at the Assembly, an event that certainly has an eye on the future. A platform that continues to evolve, becoming a modern and strategic business tool for companies throughout the supply chain. A project that, thanks to the new Eastern Waterfront designed by Renzo Piano, will provide the boating industry and the country with a brand new scenic and futuristic exhibition space.
The recent opening of navigable canals, the construction of the spectacular island that frames the Blue Pavilion, and the new exhibition quays that will host 200 new berths and see the expansion of spaces and services, will transform the Genoa International Boat Show into a unique platform on a global scale. The first figures to emerge demonstrate, once again, the Boat Show’s strength, with a +13-15% increase in allocated spaces. The Boat Show is ready to host the very best of the international yachting industry from 21st to 26th September.
The Assembly closed with the unanimous approval of the Italian Marine Industry Association’s final balance sheet for the year 2022. “The final balance,” concluded General Manager Marina Stella, “mirrors a growth in association activities and reflects a commitment to multiple initiatives dedicated to the promotion of our industry.
During the Convention, the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of I Saloni Nautici Srl confirmed the company’s Board of Directors: Saverio Cecchi – Chairman, Anton Francesco Albertoni, Carla Demaria, Piero Formenti, Giancarlo Galeone, Andrea Razeto, and Marina Stella.