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The Italian Car (from Sketch to Production)

Leading experts in the automotive industry discuss the heritage and unique engineering and production processes behind Italian car design. Organised by ANFIA - Carrozzieri e Progettisti Group and The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in collaboration with SMMT and MIA.

What to expect

The Ferrari exhibition will be free to visit during this event and the talk will be followed by a drinks and canapés reception.

The Italian car design has always been embedded in the northwest district, a unique example of a territorial concentration of the wide know-how relating to the car universe. This district has been able to precociously invest in planning the system activities – in the engineering of a vehicle from the drawing paper up to the whole manufacture – becoming a global reference point.

Italian companies active in styling and design, engineering and production of vehicles, and conversions have enhanced the heritage of these traditions, reshaping the Italian creativity value. This is why they are now able to face the changes of automobile design trends, finding a new approach both to car design and engineering.

The future is breaking boundaries among different sectors, opening a new frontier of interpreting cars, but also leaving space for niches: cars as exclusive and tailor-made objects, that Italian car designers and engineers has always been doing best.

Please note that registration starts at 18.00.


H.E. The Ambassador of Italy to the UK, Pasquale Q. Terracciano
Gianmarco Giorda, Director of ANFIA
Mike Hawes SMMT CEO
Mario Zangheratti – Blue Engineering Marketing Manager
Gianluca Forneris – Cecomp Owner
Nick Carpenter – Delta Motorsport
Giorgio Pirolo- Frangivento Italia Co-founder
Carlo Bonzanigo – Pininfarina Head of Design
Louis de Fabribeckers - Touring Superleggera Head of Design
Giorgio Gamberini – Zagato COO

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Booking information

Adult: £30
Student/concession: £25
Members: £25

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