Italian glass association GIMAV has named Laura Biason as its new Director

Ms Biason became the new Director on January 1st and succeeds Renata Gaffo, who retired last year.

Ms Biason has a Computer Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Turin and is an expert in corporate organisation and communications. She became Gimav’s Deputy Director in May of 2014, working alongside former Director, Renata Gaffo.

Gimav is the Italian association of suppliers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing. She will also take charge of the Vitrum biennial international trade show that specialises in glass processing machinery.

She has more than 20 years of professional experience in support of Italian enterprise.

In the past two years Ms Biason has actively promoted Gimav member firms through participation in international industry events, by maintaining relationships with the primary Italian and foreign institutions and has strengthened initiatives to boost the Association’s prestige.

Ms Biason also contributed to the success of the most recent edition of Vitrum, that last year drew 18,450 visitors, 50% of whom from abroad, making Milan the international centre of attention in the world of glass for the four days of the event.

“We will continue to partner with the other organisations in our industry, following the guidelines mapped out by Vitrum President Dino Zandonella Necca and by Gimav President Cinzia Schiatti, consistent with what has been done to date,” Ms Biason said.

“We already have many future projects in the works, proof of the vitality of this Italian industry that manages to achieve qualitative and technological advances acknowledged around the world.

“We are wholly committed to providing the best business and development opportunities to Gimav members and to all the businesses that will take part in the forthcoming editions of Vitrum”.