Forum organized on behalf of Conftrasporto-Confcommercio with the ambitious goal of analyzing the goods transportation and logistics systems in Italy and abroad, and discussing in a fresh, new way this sector of the economy, which is fundamental for growth.

Conftrasporto International Forum 2019

The 5th International Forum Conftrasporto, organized in cooperation with The European House – Ambrosetti, will take place on Monday and Tuesday, October 21-22, 2019 at Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, on Lake Como.

Conftrasporto, the leading representative body and fulcrum of enterprises operating in the transport and logistics sector, has set itself the ambitious goal – also through an in-depth analysis and comparison of the goods transportation and logistics systems in Italy and abroad – of discussing in a fresh, new way this sector of the economy, which is fundamental for growth.

The Forum’s goal is to examine not only the problem areas and expectations tied to the transport sector through the contributions of top-level national and international participants, but also share a long-term perspective on the question of sustainability.

The program will include the following themes:

  • The reference economic scenario
  • The tariff war: the impact on international trade
  • The logistics requirements for a return to growth
  • Digitalizing checks to facilitate the flow of goods
  • Transport and sustainability
  • Industry and logistics
  • Ports and automation

The Forum will kick off on Monday, October 21 at 11 am with the press conference of Confcommercio president Carlo Sangalli and the vice president of Conftrasporto, Paolo Uggè, during which a study by the Confcommercio research department on the role of transport and sustainability will be presented. Participants on Monday, October 21, will include: Michele Boldrin (Professor of Economics, Washington University in Saint Louis), Emiliano Brancaccio (Professor of Economics, University of Sannio), Carlo Maria Ferro (President, Foreign Trade Institute – ICE), Maurizio Gentile (Managing Director, Italian Railway Network – RFI), Andrea Giuricin (Professor of Transport Economics, University of Milan-Bicocca), Stefano Messina (President, Assarmatori), Benedetto Mineo (Director, Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency) and Fabrizio Palenzona (President, Conftrasporto). Participants on Tuesday, October 22, will include: Alberto Bertone (President and Managing Director, Fonti di Vinadio), Franco Fenoglio (President of the Industrial Vehicle Section, URAE – Association of foreign car makers operating in Italy), Luigi Merlo (President, Federlogistica), Gianni Murano (President, Esso Italiana), Tareq Rajjal (Regional Director, Amazon Transport Services), Riccardo Stabellini (Barilla Group Director, International & Overseas Transportation) and Guy Vankrunkelsven (Director at CEPA, Port of Antwerp).