From June 28th to 30th, at the Hilton Rome Airport Congress Centre, has been held the 1st International Convention of Consorzio PDA.
It has started as an occasion to celebrate the reopening after months of lock-down, but it became the first event with in person attendees for 2021 for the Trucks and Passenger Cars Spare Parts Industry.
The participation of Associates, Suppliers and Trade Press has been massive, a true testimony of the desire to meet all the actors of the Italian and International Aftermarket segment.
An intense three-day event, started with the Assembly of Councillors and continued with individual meetings and presentations of suppliers. There’s been also time for convivial moments: on the first night Associates have met at the exclusive Michelin star restaurant “Da Pascucci al Porticciolo” in Fiumicino, where they finally had the opportunity to exchange ideas and impressions on recent events.
Suppliers on the other hand were hosted by our Director Claudio Santin at the Miranda restaurant – in Fiumicino as well – in a more relaxed and informal atmosphere.
On Tuesday afternoon, after a morning dedicated to Italian and International Suppliers, a plenary meeting was held with the attendance of all the participants.
President Rocco Messuti made a short speech to start the Convention and under the direction of Claudio Santin many guests took turn: Sabino Restaino from Dierre SpA – truck associate – Enrico Succo and Riccardo Califano from Groupauto Italy (associate with Consorzio PDA in Groupauto Italia Holding), Dariusz Czarnecki on line for Groupauto International. Andrea Boni from Adira, Marc Aguettaz from Gipa and the young Nicola Messuti and Francesco Cirigliano explained the current situation and introduced the opportunities for the near future under the watchful eyes of the audience.
After the “official” Convention, the guests have been moved by private buses to restaurant Cuccurucù for a Roman style dinner where, thanks to the open location, people could enjoy each other’s smiles without masks.
Wednesday June 29th was dedicated to some other supplier’s presentations, and ended with the General Assembly of Associates. At last we had the occasion to introduce properly the new Consorzio’s Associates, which entered in PDA at the beginning of 2021: Commerciale Lucana from Senise, FI-DI Ricambi from Rome, Nuova Eci from Pero, Orma from Nuoro, Raff from Naples, Redcar from Rome, Sicilmotors from Catania, Svet from Modugno, Sciarrone from Gioia Tauro and iParts from Turin. They have all been welcomed in PDA family with applauses.
Just a moment for the ritual pictures and everybody went back to work, with renewed energy and the confidence that the positive trend started during the first months of this year will last for all 2021 long.
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