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The Italian Association of Family Businesses (“Associazione Italiana delle Aziende Familiari” in Italian or “AIDAF” for short) was established in 1997 for the specific purpose of working on behalf of Italian family-owned companies of all sizes which operate in a plethora of different industries with a view to ensuring continuity during processes of transition and development in an era in which their traditional markets are changing and expanding.

The current President is Mr. Francesco Casoli.


The Association for Family Businesses (Associazione per le Aziende Familiari)

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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


Eigenmann & Veronelli Spa is a distributor and producer of fine chemicals, specialties and performance chemicals. Established in 1910, the entrepreneurial spirit of its founders, Giovanni Eigenmann and Adolfo Veronelli, has always influenced the company's evolution and has given shape to a growth process keeping pace with the great technological changes that have occurred in every industrial sector.

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Epta, multinational Group specialised in commercial refrigeration for retailers, has made a name for itself in the world, thanks to a solid industrial culture, great competitive strength and the Group's significant presence worldwide in numerous business areas. The Group offers the widest and most comprehensive range of solutions for commercial refrigeration, ensuring the supply, installation and maintenance of systems, both directly and through an extensive network of distributors worldwide.

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The Falck Group was established on January 26, 1906 under the name Acciaierie & Ferriere Lombarde Falck: ever since its founding, the Company has been in the forefront of Italy's industrial landscape. The Foundation Falck, that is autonomous and independent from the company, is one of the key players in the development of relations with local communities in Lombardy. The Foundation supports educational institutions, scientific research and social assistance.


DeAgostini, founded in 1901, is a family-owned company , active in 66 countries throughout the world, in 4 business sectors: publishing, media, games & services, finance. The DeAgostini Foundation was established in March 2007 in Novara, by the families Boroli and Drago, shareholders of the DeAgostini Group. The Foundation, which is strongly rooted in the territory of Novara, has created a wide network of relations and collaborations with several entities, foundations and institutions, and, working alongside them, has become involved in launching and financing programs in the social, educational and scientific fields.

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Vitale Barberis Canonico

Vitale Barberis Canonico as a wool mill is a symbol of the excellence of "Made in Italy" in the sector of textiles for garments. Founded in 1663, today the wool mill is one of the best-known textile companies in the world. Over the years, VBC has taken its place amongst the top companies in the world for the production of high-quality wools in terms of both value and quantity, and on a global level as the main exporter.

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Banca Sella

Banca Sella is an Italian private bank established in Biella in 1886, owned by the family Sella, and one of the largest banking groups in Piedmont.

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Fontana Group

The Fontana Group is one of the most important Italian groups as dimension and turnover are concerned, with interests in industry, real estate and finance. It was founded at the end of the 60's to convey continuity and development to an activity, the production of high-resistant screws and bolts, in which field the Fontana family is a leader in Europe thanks to some well-established brands.

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Inaz is one of the most significant Italian players in the market of software and IT services, specialized in management and administration of Human Resources. Inaz offers a wide range of software products and outsourcing services in accordance with constantly evolving regulations and technology. With over 10 thousand customers, Inaz is the supplier for the largest companies in different commercial, industrial and service sectors, professional firms and public administration. Training and support are guaranteed throughout the national territory by "Centro Studi Inaz" and "Punti di Assistenza Software".

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Founded in Milan in 1937, Mapei is today's world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for the construction industry. Starting in the 1960's Mapei put its strategy of internationalization into action in order to have maximum proximity to the needs of local markets and reduce shipping costs to a minimum. The Group now counts 63 subsidiaries with 57 production facilities in operation over 26 countries and 5 continents.

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Established in 1864, the Italcementi group, with its annual productive capability of 75 million tons of cement, is the fifth global producer of cement, and it operates in 22 countries on 4 continents. The parent company, Italcementi S.p.a., is ranked amongst the top ten industrial Italian companies, and it is listed on the Italian stock exchange.

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Maggiore is the leading Italian company in the short and medium term rental of cars and commercial vehicles; as such, it joins in full capacity the list of the sector’s international brands. Established in 1947, Maggiore has developed a capillary network on the national territory, with more than 180 rental agencies, dislocated in more than 100 Italian cities, airports and railway stations; it owns a fleet of more than 18.000 vehicles. The main strength of the Maggiore company has been its spirit of family entrepreneurship, which has characterized its development throughout various decades, and which still continues in the third generation of the family, as it sees the involvement of Carlo and Vittorio Maggiore in the strategic management of the group; and some of the younger members of the family have already been placed in management positions.