- François-Xavier Branthôme
Federalimentare, new General Council launched for 2023-2026
The presidency of Paolo Mascarino, former Vice-President of Federalimentare, started from January 1, 2023, will lead the Federation for the next four years. The handover between Ivano Vacondio, outgoing President, and Paolo Mascarino took place in Rome during the annual Federalimentare Assembly.
Federalimentare represents, protects and promotes the Italian Food and Beverages Industry, the second-highest-ranking Italian manufacturing sector which accounts for 8,6% of the national GDP, with an annual turnover of over 155 billion Euro. The Italian trade Associations for each food and drink sector are grouped together under Federalimentare, which represents almost 7,000 companies with more than 9 employees each, located throughout Italy.
During the meeting, the new President Mascarino presented the new General Council of the Federation. Among the six directors, proposed by Mascarino and confirmed by the vote of the Assembly, Marco Serafini (Desco SpA, President of the Anicav) was appointed Vice-President of Federalimentare.
Mascarino thanked Vacondio for the work done in a particularly difficult four-year period, which saw a succession of pandemics, a war in Europe and an inflation rate not seen for forty years. The new President clarified that he expected an equally challenging period in the next four years and also said he was confident he could collaborate with the new Directors to face the new challenges together.
Some complementary data
Basic figures for the Italian Food & Drink industry in 2021
Source: Federalimentare, agenfood.it