The American Business Lunch, an enjoyable social networking event, was initiated 50 years ago for the American business men living in Milan. Today the event is more international in scope; English speaking business men and women from all countries are welcomed at our monthly networking luncheon.
Each month features a notable expert who gives a 10 minute talk on a topic of current interest to the business community, ranging from economics, culture, business trends, venture capital, leadership, charity, Milan EXPO and more, followed by Q&A and a lively discussion among the attendees. We are happy to announce that several people have secured new business through our luncheons! Come to our new networking during the aperitif time to interact with new people.
If you are new to our lunches, please let us know and we will introduce you to people the day of the lunch!
The American Business Lunch
is pleased to invite you:
Wednesday, 20th September 2017
Hotel De La Ville, Via Ulrico Hoepli, 6
Price: €30 (paid to the hotel reception)
Special Guest Speaker:
Gr. Uff.MARIO BOSELLI
Cavaliere di Gran Croce
Cavaliere del Lavoro
The topic of his speech will be:
“ China: A leading Creative and Innovation Future Leader”
When China slowly opened up to the Western world in 1970’s, Mr. Mario Boselli was one of the first regular visitors to the country, and proudly remains to this day. Since 1978, Mario has witnessed, first-hand, enormous quantitative growth across the board as a silk producer and designer in his family’s business.
It all began when Mario entered his family-run Company, the Carlo Boselli of Garbagnate Monastero in 1959. The company had a long tradition in Silk production. In 1894, Carlo’s grandfather Carlo Antonio Pietro Maria Boselli, made a new and important development to the silk reeling activity by introducing the industrial throwing. In 1956 Carlo Boselli, father of Mario Boselli, a great innovator, introduce the production of synthetic yarns by means of various technologies. From the 1970’s through to the new millennium, Mario Boselli considerably expanded the family’s industrial activity, in Italy, as well as abroad while carrying on the silk business. He increased the range of activities in several textiles fields, first in the base sectors such as knitting, right up to ready-to-wear garments. After more than 42 years, in 2005 he left the family company for new charges and challenges.
This past July 2017 was particularly important because, thanks to meetings with government Ministers, Mario visited the cities of Qingdao, Beijing, Hanzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Shijiazhuang, and met with Statutory Auditors, and Party Secretaries. In addition, he was a guest professor at Tsinghua University at an event attended by leading entrepreneurs, professors and students, giving him a comprehensive overview of the velocity of change and a unique inside perspective.
In recent years, China’s growth has become increasingly qualitative with positive aspects reaching levels of excellence in almost every field nearly simultaneously. For example, enormous increases occurred in the the arts, lifestyle, hospitality, hotel sectors, high technology, and advanced mass transportation.
Rapid Urbanization and Widespread Technological Innovation:
Urbanization is, and will continue to be the driving force in the coming decades. At present, the urbanization rate is 45%, well below 70-80% of developed countries and 50% of the world average. This will exponentially impact the already large amount of Research& Development centers, creative educational ecosystems, and will help accelerate the cross fertilization of ideas with technology.
With new Chinese government initiatives such as the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative, which has revived the Silk Road trade route from China through to Italy, both Italy and China will be able to continue to exchange innovation and culture, especially as China becomes a futuristic and leading nation. As a result, Mario encourages everyone to visit modern China, especially the young.
Mario Boselli’s Distinguished Career:
Mario began his career in 1959, when he entered the family-run Company, the Carlo Boselli of Garbagnate Monastero. The company had a long tradition in Silk production field. In 1894, the grandfather Carlo Antonio Pietro Maria Boselli, made a new and important development to the silk reeling activity by introducing the industrial throwing. In1956, Carlo Boselli, father of Mario Boselli, a great innovator, introduce the production of synthetic yarns by means of various technologies. During all of ’70, ’80 and ’90, to the beginning of the new millennium, Mario Boselli considerably expanded the industrial activity, in Italy as well as abroad. He expanded the range of activities in several textiles fields, first of all in the base sectors like knitting, up to the ready-to-wear garments. After more than 42 years, in 2005 he left the family company for new charges and challenges.
Present Official Duties:
President Banca 5 (Gruppo Intesa San Paolo)
Vice President of PREMIERE VISION Strategy Committee (Paris)
Senior Advisor of J.P.MORGAN Italia - Divisione Wealth Management e Investment Banking
Member of the Board of MEDIOCREDITO ITALIANO SPA (Gruppo Intesa San Paolo)
Member of the Board of INTESA SANPAOLO FOR VALUE SPA
Member of Board of SCHMID s.p.a.
Official Ambassador SHANGHAI FASHION WEEK
Honorary President of CAMERA NAZIONALE DELLA MODA ITALIANA
Honorary President of ARAB FASHION COUNCIL (Dubai)
Honorary President of AIDAF (Italian Family Company Association)
Honorary President of EUROPE DESIGN CENTER
Honorary President of the Italian-Slovak Chamber of Commerce (Bratislava)
Honorary President of ITALY-HONG KONG ASSOCIATION
Former Official Duties:
President of FEDERTESSILE
President of INTERNATIONAL MILAN FAIR
President of PITTI IMMAGINE
President of INTERNATIONAL SILK ASSOCIATION – Lyon
President of EUROPEAN THROWSTERS ASSOCIATION (A.E.M.) and Vice-President of AIUFFASS.
President ofAIDAF (Italian Family Company Assosociation)
President of the Italian-Slovak Chamber of Commerce (Bratislava)
President of Lariodesk
President of Centrobanca
President of CAMERA NAZIONALE DELLA MODA ITALIANA
President of FONDO per le PENSIONI al PERSONALE di CARIPLO
President of SETEFI s.p.a. (Intesa SanPaolo Group)President of METROWEB SPA
President of ACCEDO s.p.a. (Intesa SanPaolo Group)
Vice President-Member of the Executive Committee of BANCA POPOLARE COMMERCIO & INDUSTRIA
Vice President and Member of “Conseil de Surveillance” of D M C (Dollfus Mieg & C.ie) Paris
Member of the Directing Board of CASSA di RISPARMIO delle PROVINCIE LOMBARDE.
Member of CONFINDUSTRIA Directing Board;
Member of the Board of Directors of RATTI S.p.A.
Member of the Management Committee of UBI Banca
Member of the Board of Directors of FondazioneLa Triennale di Milano
Member of the Board of Directors of La triennale di Milano Servizi
Member of the Board of Directors of PRO MAC SPA
Member of Board ofFUTURIMPRESA SGR
Member of Board of CALEFFI s.p.a.
Member of the Board of Directors of MIRO RADICI AG
Appointed Grande Ufficiale al Merito of the Italian Republic by decree on 2.6.85.
Appointed Cavaliere del Lavoro by decree of the President of Italian Republic on 1.6.1990.
Appointed Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite (French Republic) on 31.5.1997.
Appointed Commandeur de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (French Republic) on 04.04.2002.
Appointed Gran Cruz de l’Orden Nacional al Mérito (Colombian Republic) on 03.02.2004.
Apponted Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell’ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana on 02.06.2007
To reserve your place, please respond directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you wish to bring any guests, please list their name(s) and emails at the end of this email and we will send them an invitation.
AMERICAN BUSINESS LUNCH STEERING COMMITTEE:
Barbara Cocchini – Owner Cocchini Relocation S.r.L.
Marina Fabozzi – Administrator Cocchini Relocation S.r.L.
Lucio Pinto – President CIFE
Ruggero Rubino – Partner LawFed Studio Legale e Tributario BRSA
Paolo Angelo Galbiati – Partner INTERNAZIONALIZZA SRL Milano-Bologna
MASTERS OF CEREMONY
Charles Zaiontz, IT consultant, author and teacher
David Wayne Callahan - Actor and Life Coach
Jim Faraci - DP Business Consulting S.r.L.
Vickie Sims – Chaplain, All Saints’ Milan