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Cersaie 2011: Conferences and Seminars
Dialogue and Cooperation - The Formula for Success in the European Tile Market

Thursday 22 September - 2.00 p.m.
Sala Concerto - Services Centre Wing D

EUF (Federation of European Tile Fixers' Associations) conference


Franco Manfredini More

Franco Manfredini

Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica
Introductory remarks

Jacques Vinet More

Jacques Vinet

Chairman of EUF
Biographical notes
Jacques Vinet is Chairman of Groupe Vinet, a company with 8 branches and 350 employees located in France. He chaired the committees appointed to draft the French standards “NF DTU 52.1 Revêtements de sol scellés”, published in 2010 and “NF DTU 52.10 – Mise en oeuvre de sous-couches isolantes”, currently at the review stage.
He also chaired the Technical Committee of UNECB and the committee NF UPEC.
He has served as Vice President of MEDEF, Vienne Department (Poitou-Charentes region).
He has been Chairman of EUF since 2010.

Mauro Bazzi More

Mauro Bazzi

Swiss Tile Association
Biographical notes
Mauro Bazzi, 52, is owner and director of Bazzi Piastrelle, Locarno (Switzerland)
member of honour of the SPV, Swiss Tile Association.

Daniel Sandersfeld More

Daniel Sandersfeld

VDF Federation
Biographical notes
Daniel Sandersfeld, 38, è Managing Director of the company Trauco  Fachhandel
Member of the Board of the German Distributor Association-VDF

Giovanni Carapella More

Giovanni Carapella

Chairman Formedil
Biographical notes
Giovanni Carapella, 57, is an architect.
From 1983 to 1990 he taught design at CEFME (Centro per la Formazione delle Maestranze Edili ed Affini di Roma e Provincia) in Pomezia. Since 1990 he has held the position of Director of FORMEDIL, and has also been responsible for coordinating national, European and international projects funded as part of community programmes and initiatives.
From 1996 to 2005 he was a Member of the Coordination Group of the European network RE.FORM.E., network for training and restoration in Europe, consisting of training organisations from France, Holland, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Germany. During this period he also headed a group of European experts set up to study the transparency of certifications in the field of training and professionalism of workers, with particular reference to the restoration sector. He took part as an expert designated by the Council of Europe, Direction de l’enseignement ,de la culture et du sport, Service du Patrimoine Culturel in the Atelier professionnel portant sur la formation aux métiers du bati ancien et du patrimoine culturel – Bucharest, 23 - 27 June 1999.
His publications include:
2007 Lavorare in sicurezza, il cantiere edile – Sapere 2000
2001 Il cantiere scuola nell’esperienza italiana, in La macchina di pietra, Comune di Napoli Sviluppo Italia, Napoli 2001.
2000  L’impresa del restauro, in Speciale Vecchi Mestieri in edilizia, in Bollettino n.369 ITALIA NOSTRA Rome.
1999 La formazione ai mestieri della pietra e del marmo, in  Il Travertino romano, published by Sapere 2000 Rome.
1997 Formazione dei formatori  per il restauro: laterizio e terracotta, concept and editorial coordination of the multilingual interactive CD-ROM produced by the Reforme network as part of a specific Leonardo da Vinci pilot project.
1996 Concept and editorial coordination of the Guida internazionale agli scambi e ai gemellaggi of the training centres of the Reforme network, published by Sapere 2000, Rome.
1996 Formazione per il restauro: laterizio e terracotta, interactive CD-ROM produced by intecs sistemi spa.
1995 Il laterizio e la terra cotta - materiali per la formazione al restauro, with C.Cigarini and G. Conti, FORMEDIL.
1994 L’ABC dell’Edilizia: corso di lingua italiana per lavoratori stranieri del settore delle costruzioni, published by Sapere 2000, Rome – coordination of the editorial project and method for construction of technical linguistic prototypes.
1993 Il cantiere scuola nella formazione per il restauro, in Restauro dell’architettura e formazione professionale, published by Giunti Firenze.
1992 La formazione professionale dei posatori di pavimenti dei rivestimenti ceramici, in CERAMICA ACTA n. 1/93, Bologna.
1991 Il ruolo della formazione professionale per l’inserimento di lavoratori extracomunitari in edilizia, in I lavoratori extracomunitari in edilizia, published by Formedil, Rome.

Riccardo Sighinolfi More

Riccardo Sighinolfi

General Manager Adesital
Biographical notes
Chemistry Degree from the University of Modena
Since 1978 working in the field of application of ceramic tiles, initially as a laboratory technician and later as Head of R & D and Technical Director.
Since 2000 Managing Director of Adesital  S.p.A. , company part of MAPEI Group.


Video interview

Jacques Vinet - Presidente EUF
Mauro Bazzi
Daniel Sandersfeld
Giovanni Carapella
Riccardo Sighinolfi
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