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November 24th

Parterre - Palazzo Mezzanotte
Milan - Piazza degli Affari, 6

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world's largest financial institutions with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. It serves clients in more than 150 countries and has relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and nearly 96 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Active in Italy since the 1960s, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has grown to offer the full range of investment banking activities in the region, providing debt and equity products as well as strategic advice, financing, restructuring, risk management, capital raising services and innovative financial solutions for a broad range of Italian corporates, financial institutions, and regional governments. In 2009, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has completed 18 transactions for Italian companies, strengthening its leadership position in the region. In the luxury and branded goods sector, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has a consolidated and recognised leadership. The Group has advised in transactions involving many of the leading companies in the sector including, among others, Adidas, Benetton, Burberry, Ferrari, Ferretti Yachts, GEOX, Jimmy Choo, Body Shop, Donna Karan, La Fayette, Luxottica, Gucci Group, Poltrona Frau, Sàfilo, Samsonite, Seven for all mankind, Tecnogym, TOD’s, Valentino Fashion Group. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s equity research team covers the consumer and luxury goods sector globally, ranking first along with its specialist sales team, in the most important surveys like, among the others, those conducted by both Extel and Institutional Investor.

Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez, the american cult designer, take up a very special place in international fashion scenario for elegance, sobriety, “architecture” and essentiality of his creations. Pure semplicity and sensuality are distinctive values in his fashion and in his olfactory compositions as well. In fact in 2002, the designer signs an agreement with Beauté Prestige International for developing fragrances. This choise derives from the french Maison ability in interpreting accurately in fragrances values, inner meaning and essence of its represented designers. After six years, Narciso Rodriguez fragrances have gained top positions in selective perfumery market offering very appreciated parfums for their refinement and originality. Today Narciso Rodriguez Parfums universe consists of three lines: for her, the firts femminine fragrance created in 2003, is a tribute to the woman and her seduction power, a timeless femininity celebration; for him, an interpretation with an atemporal nature embodying a timeless masculinity, charism and modernity; essence, an expression of a new femininity, a reflection of a free and modern woman, her passions, her energy and her state of mind.

Visconti Banqueting

The catering and the restaurant was born in 2000 via the renovation of an historic lombardinian cascina into an unusual Agriturismo called “Il Visconte”. Here a Michelin starred chef translated Piero Camussone’s ideas (owner and inspiration behind Visconti banqueting) into an innovative regional cuisine from which in recent years other important activities will give life to Visconti Group. Visconti Banqueting is the name given to the company which manages activities related to the sectors of food and professional consultation, thanks to the extraordinary diversification. The group consists in fact of 4 restaurants: - Il Visconti top quality Agriturismo: cuisine is jewel in the crown of the group and location for important meetings and wedding receptions. - La Torretta a spacious restaurant (meat, fish and pizza) - Al V Piano luxurious restaurant based on the top floor of the Grand Visconti Palace Hotel in Milano - Annabella caffè prestigious bar in the centre of pavia in an historical building dated 1758 now with modern twist. Visconti also look after food and beverage activities of Grand Visconti Palace Hotel.

Caffé Vergnano

Caffé Vergnano is an important production reality in the field of coffee, that has been managed with care and commitment by the Vergnano family for four generations. With the plant of Santena covering 8000 square meters, equipped with nine automated production lines, and a growth in terms of a two-digit figure from 2001 till today, Vergnano ranks among the first coffee producers in Italy. A solid Company aiming at the perfect product quality and making an added value out of tradition, in order to gain success in the Italian market and conquer new important spaces on the international scenario. This success should be ascribed to the constant search for quality perfection, which true coffee connoisseurs have appreciated and acknowledged to Caffé Vergnano for over a century. Since 1882 Caffé Vergnano has delighted the palates of their customers with a wide range of products available both through the channel of mass market and through coffee bars.


Roda began as an accessory line inspired by the Savvy Nobel English Gentleman. The collection incorporates ultra fine cottons, silks and cashmere, made exclusively in Italy. Today Roda has expanded its line from Ties, Scarf's and Pochettes to a full lifestyle collection with the same passionate savoir-faire of close attention to detail in keeping with the sophistication of design in colors. The Roda Cosmopolitan Man remains a Nobel Modern Gentleman dressed exclusively in classic Italian and English fabrications, with sophistication of the New Dandy.

Feudi della Medusa

In 1996 Francesco Siclari and his wife Heide, driven by a great passion and enticed by the ancient virtues of the Sardinian land decided to acquire and replant an ancient vineyard in the extreme south and thus beginning the production of high quality wines. Today the company, thanks to the leadership of the Mr. Siclari and the precious contribution of the wine-making expert Pascal Chatonnet, is a young, prestigious and very promising reality on a national level, as is attested by the main guides and the most prestigious sector publications. Feudi della Medusa, company and vineyard stretches over a territory of 65 hectares of which 50 are vineyards in the area of Santa Margherita di Pula. In addition to this main production centre, the company also manages another 40 hectares of vineyard positioned in the most fertile areas for the production of indigenous vines. Some of these ancient vines are over 100 years old, and have all been grown according to traditional systems on limestone or sandy terrains. The particular variety of soil mixture found on the land of the ‘Feudi della Medusa’ company, marked by Palaeozoic granites, a dry and well-ventilated climate and considerable thermal variation, provide for ideal paedoclimactic conditions, thus attesting to the natural winegrowing vocation of this particular area. The company policy of very low yields, handpicked in small wicker baskets, a very painstaking bunch selection and a strict compliance with vinification and ageing regulations, ensures that the wines are of a very high quality, a feature that is the mainstay of all the company’s production. The company has chosen to produce very prestigious wines, elegant, smooth, ‘unique’, the result of the encounter of indigenous vines and a very exclusive selection of international vines which, in three distinctive collections. The collections include the indigenous wines, the mythological wines, and the ancient rare vines. The indigenous wines are the result of unblended vinification and are a true example of the unmistakable character of the most intriguing local grapes. They are produced from selected vineyards located in the most suitable areas of Sardinia and cultivated according to very strict company specifications. These reds include: Cannonau di Sardegna DOC, Cagnulari IGT Isola dei Nuraghi, and Biddas IGT Isola dei Nuraghi (A blend of the four main Sardinian indigenous vines stocks, cagnulari, cannoanu, carignano, bovale sardo) These whites include Vermentino di Sardegna DOC and Sa perda Bianca IGT Isola dei Nuraghi. The ‘Feudi della Medusa’ company also presents a range highly prestigious “mythological wines”. These include: Gerione IGT Isola dei Nuraghi (red), Norace IGT Isola dei Nuraghi (red), and Alba Nora IGT Isola dei Nuraghi (white). A completely different story is the one we have developed through our ‘Antiche vigne rare’ wine collection. Through this brand the company has chosen to produce original and native indigenous Sardinian vines. This has lead to a limited production of Cagnulari, whose grapes are produced from vineyards of between 40 and 100 years of age. Carignano is also produced. These grapes all come from original vineyards that survived the vine-pest epidemic of 1870. Only approximately 4000 bottles are produced. These ancient rare wines include: Arrubias (Carignano) IGT Isola dei Nuraghi (red), Crisaore (Cagnulari) IGT Isola dei Nuraghi (red), and Aristeo IGT Isola dei Nuraghi (white - vino passato)



Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing processes for the soft goods industries. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software, cutting systems, and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), aeronautical, marine and furniture. Lectra serves 20,000 customers in more than 100 countries, with 1,550 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Paris. For more information, please visit

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing processes for the soft goods industries. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software, cutting systems, and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), aeronautical, marine and furniture. Lectra serves 20,000 customers in more than 100 countries, with 1,550 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Paris. For more information, please visit




Lauretana,a glacier water,gushes out clear and pure from a source situated in a place without any human settlement, in the Alpine environment of Biella mountains in Piedmont. The water-bearing strata,also because of their depth,do not run any risk of pollution. The source is situated on the slopes of Mombarone,at more than 1.000 metres above sea level, and its long subterranean way , from the glaciers to the source,develops in the deep sinuosities of crystal rocks typical from Monte Rosa and adjacent mountains. The rocky bed of its way of a very ancient geological formation , percolates and protects the water by possible pollution,making it microbiologically pure and at least mineralized. This combination of characteristics that are unique,present only in this water,classify Lauretana as the best European water.


Poltrona Frau

AN INTERNATIONAL BRAND NAME REPRESENTING THE DESIGN, ELEGANCE AND PERFECTION OF ITALIAN-MADE PRODUCTS. Coming from solid Italian origins but with an international reach, Poltrona Frau is a leader in top of the range furniture, and is a spokesman throughout the world for the values associated with the design and production of Italian-made goods. Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau has been refining its sophisticated expertise in hand-crafted workmanship through 90 years of history. This expertise, perfected through time, continues to be passed down by master craftsmen from generation to generation. Today, as in the past, this heritage of knowledge and skill is captured within each piece of Poltrona Frau furniture. The intimate and timeless elegance, the personality of each individual piece, are the fruit of the craftsman’s skill and a design that enhances hand-crafted workmanship even in the most modern forms. The manufacturing expertise has always been combined with research into materials, in order to obtain the best from leather and from the exclusive Pelle Frau®, modernising them while keeping their original, natural softness, warmth and tactile qualities. The same care and passion is also devoted to the most innovative and technologically materials. With more than 50 monobrand stores, 8 of which flagship stores, stretching from New York and Rome to Paris and Milan, Poltrona Frau is the brand name that symbolises luxury construed as discreet and universal elegance, as craftsmanship and perfection. This original encounter between tradition and modernity has made Poltrona Frau a highly recognisable presence in a number of sectors: residential, office, contract work and interiors for cars, aeroplanes, yachts and helicopters. Here at Poltrona Frau the great classics, such as the Vanity Fair and Chesterfield, sit freely alongside contemporary forms and furnishings, in collaboration with Italian and international designers such as Pierluigi Cerri, Achille Castiglioni, Michele De Lucchi, Jean-Marie Massaud and Emilio Ambasz. The uniqueness of shape, the beauty of the materials and the fineness of the hand-crafted work are the distinctive traits that make each piece of furniture unique. Together with the best designers, the research into elegant, comfortable and personal shapes and solutions continues in the work space, interpreted by Poltrona Frau with exclusive furnishings combining practicality and atmosphere, style and ergonomics. Sophisticated settings are also provided for the high-end Contract sector. Poltrona Frau develops and creates projects alongside architects like Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster and Richard Meier throughout the world. From the Palau Reina Sofia in Valencia, by the Santiago Calatrava Studio, the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles by Frank O. Gehry, and the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, by Renzo Piano, to the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Italian Stock Exchange in Milan. The contemporary traveller’s habitats designed by Poltrona Frau’s Interiors division reveal the same attention to quality, usability and manufacturing details. Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Japan Airlines, Air France, and Star Alliance - today Poltrona Frau is designing interiors upholstered in Pelle Frau® and leather for the automobile and aeronautic industries at the highest level. Poltrona Frau is an international point of reference for luxurious comfort.


The essence of the Pommery Style In France and throughout the world, the name Pommery implies elegance, tradition and a spirit of impertinence. It was a personality gifted in the art of living and business, Jeanne-Alexandrine Louise Melin, who gave impetus to the firm... from the 1860's! Mrs Pommery was a great patron of the arts and was always keen to associate the creation of Champagne with artistic creation. Today, Pommery is still a brand with an avant-garde and extravagant image: Offbeat advertising, very specific concepts and delicate wines that associate freshness and vivacity. The Pommery Estate is therefore following its own tradition in becoming a venue for exceptional exhibitions… The essence of the Pommery style: liveliness, fresh, finesse. From the deep blue of the Pommery label and identity to the transparent bubbles, the luminous singularity of Pommery wines allows you to share, every day, the joyful elegance of tradition married with modernity. Madame Pommery: a women of exception Louise Pommery lost her husband suddenly in 1858. With no little courage, she took over the business affairs he had bequeathed to her. She was a lively and intelligent woman and brought the Champagne House success and glory by inventing the Pommery brand image thanks to public relations operations carried out at the Estate. The creation of the first Brut champagne In 1874, she made a huge step forward by creating the first brut champagne to enjoy genuine commercial success: Pommery Brut Nature. The creation of this Champagne, which contained less sugar than was usual for Champagne at the time, was the ambitious objective which Louise Pommery and her team had set themselves. In addition to the innovation of selling a wine which went against the grain of contemporary practice, it was also a very difficult wine to produce because sugar was used to mask some of the more evolved characteristics of Champagne wine. Therefore reducing the dosage meant having to improve the quality of the base wine so that the final result was not too aggressive on the palate: the Brut Nature, the veritable symbol of our Maison's identity, was created. For Pommery, modernity would be meaningless without tradition, which lies in know-how and the art of blending different crus that enables us to make Champagne that is luminous and light, tender and lively at the same time. This is the legacy that Madame Pommery has handed down through the generations. The Pommery Domaine In 1868, Louise Pommery undertook the construction of the Domain which still stands today, a huge building enterprise which was only completed in 1888. Built by Mrs Pommery to represent the House's image of modernity and extravagance, this Elizabethan-style chateau set in the very heart of the city of Reims attracts more than 120,000 visitors from all around the world every year. The architectural style and the unique layout of the buildings, open to visitors, reflect the brand’s all-embracing aspirations. 
The Estate, of 51 hectares, contains 18 kilometres of cellars and gallo-roman chalk pits, where lay down 20 million bottles at 30 meters underground at a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. It is in the heart of this magical place that Pommery Champagnes come to life, surrounded with works of art in the cellars and the storeroom to mix elaboration and contempory art. the metamorphosis of the chalk pits into cellars . Louise Pommery decided to install on a hill right apart from the town of Reims because she knew that the basement concealed Gallo-Roman chalk pits in good condition of conservation. She also knew that it could make ideal cellars, at fresh and constant temperature, to store there the bulky stock of bottles, necessary to ensure the long ageing of her wines. The splendour of the cellars dug under the Estate reflects the splendour of the vineyard that Mrs Pommery chooses among the best Crus. Belgian and French miners dug out eighteen kilometres of interconnected rib or barrel vault galleries. A vast, entire underground town. With its squares formed by the old wells, Navlet sculpted huge bas-reliefs there. 
They still accentuate the unreal beauty of these imposing galleries laid out in the eternal half-light. 
Just one monumental, magnificent 116-step staircase connects this underground world to the outside world. The connection is made via the Carnot cellar, the pivot of the structure, with its lighthouse keep… situated exactly above the grand staircase. The underground and upper world were built almost at the same time.The first cellars were already in service when war broke out in 1870. Work on the main buildings began in 1878. The park then began to emerge in 1880.What a prodigious metamorphosis: 18 km of galleries hollowed out into the chalk that have since housed over 20 million bottles of Champagne 30 metres below ground. And just the one legendary staircase leading down to the Pommery treasure.


"To support our customer’s development and efficiency by providing solutions that guarantee quality and flexibility to business processes. We offer businesses competent human resources, who quickly integrate themselves within the working environment together with transparency within the commercial relationship. To our workers, we offer them a placement, which is in line with their individual expectations whilst at the same time expanding their capabilities and strengths through targeted and effective training." Openjob S.p.A. derives from business professionals’ desire to create an enterprise through experience and know-how. Openjob - present on the Italian market since 2001 – to date has 75 branches nationally. It has been rewarded by the market for its business strategy which has seen a rapid growth. It is sufficient just to see that in 2005, Openjob placed, within the market, an incredible 60.000 people, 15% more compared to 2004. If you go further on and look at the growth in revenue, you are certain of Openjob’s success. 2001, Openjob’s first year of business, was a positive year, with a turnover of 1.6 million Euros. In 2002, the increase was outstanding: Openjob achieved a turnover of 15 million Euros and the newspapers immediately revealed that the “newborn” Openjob was beginning to place itself amongst the leading temporary employment agencies in Italy. In 2003, its growth was considerably above the market trend. With a turnover of 34 million, Openjob achieved an amazing +132% compared to 2002! In July 2003, Wisequity, an Italian investment Closed-end fund, with assets of over 100 million euros, joined the group. In the December of that same year, Openjob acquired Pianeta Lavoro. In 2004, Openjob’s turnover exceeded 60 million euros, with over 50 thousand contracts, the equivalent of over 4 million working hour. In 2005, Openjob registered a turnover of 73 million euros, 25% more than in the previous year. In April 2006, Openjob decided to join up with “In Time”. The turnover for 2006 from the Openjob Group exceeded 185 million euros. In November of that same year, Openjob Group absorbed QuandoccoRre. 2007, the Openjob group turned over 203 million euros. 2008 marked 200 million euros. Finally, on the 1st of July, 2009, Openjob bought the employment agency group JOB - Just On Business. Such results are the fruit of a corporate strategy based on the retrieval and updating of high-profile skills, on processes of delegation and self-responsibility …together with a small secret:…. enthusiasm!