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Motor Valley Event


AGO MODENA Fabbriche Culturali, Modena
event date
11 May 2023
event time

Where: AGO MODENA Fabbriche Culturali, Modena

When: MAY 11, 2023 14.30 – 18.00

Moderators: Fabrizio Monari, Warner Bros Discovery & Matteo Costariol, Global Marketing Architecture

Europe's two most important motorsport clusters will meet to give rise to a moment of discussion on issues and trends that are transforming this sector. Italian and British companies will have the opportunity to meet to discuss the differences between the two countries and the changes that have taken place in recent years, from the customs issues that have emerged post-Brexit to the electric revolution. The motorsport sector is coping with all of this resiliently thanks in part to the heavy investment in research and development that has led it to be a driver for innovation for the entire automotive world and beyond. This meeting aims to further strengthen the ties that already exist between the UK and Italy, fostering new synergies and collaborations between companies and industry players.


Round table: 

Tavola rotonda

Federico Crivelli, Market Access Officer of the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) - British Consulate General Milan

Contact person for the Department on possible market access barriers to the Italian market for British companies, both in the export and investment fields. Federico has an international background with experience in the logistics sector, both in operations and research (national and EU), as well as assisting and supporting companies in the management of complex projects.

Serena Corti, Deputy Consul General and Executive Director of the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) - British Consulate General Milan

With several Master's degrees and experience abroad, a career spanning more than 20 years in business, diplomacy and international affairs, and a strong background in Defence, Security and high-tech sectors, Serena Corti is Deputy Consul General and Executive Director of the British Department for Business and Trade (DBT) where she coordinates the Trade section. She is also involved in supporting the Mission's various diplomatic and representative activities, with a particular focus on the role of women and, since 2020, has become a qualified coach and promoter of innovative leadership styles through a series of initiatives aimed at the diplomatic network in Italy and the DBT network in Europe.

Andrea Toso, Director of Academic and Cultural Programs at Dallara
Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Philosophy and Ancient Literature. 35 years of experience at Dallara Automobili, 25 of which as head of the Indycar programme. Three-time winner of the Loius Schwitzer Award (2008, 2014, 2018) for engineering excellence related to the Indy 500 (21 wins out of 25 participations). Design and construction of the Rosetta Mission carbon drill (Esa, 2004). For over 25 years, Director of Vehicle Dynamics at Dallara (driving simulators, track support, performance) for all high performance racing and road vehicles in which Dallara has been directly or indirectly involved

Damiano Lo Giudice, General Manager of Gieffe Racing.
Over 30 years of experience in the racing sector as an entrepreneur, currently CEO of Gieffe Racing, part of the RPM network (Rete Professionisti Motorsport) and member of the board of the Goodridge Group as 'Director of Performance and Racing'.
He has always been the technical-commercial link between Italian customers and foreign manufacturers, mainly from the UK to which he is linked through historical professional and personal relationships with the top figures of motorsport companies.

Giuseppe Esposito Corcione, CEO and founder of Reinova, innovative start-up creator.
Fuelled by curiosity, innovation and passion for technology.
Dreamer. Entrepreneur. Divulger for the mobility of the future.
After various international experiences in Japan, China, the USA, Austria and Italy in leading multinationals, Giuseppe decided to put his experience to use by founding and managing a number of innovative realities, of which Reinova represents the pinnacle, with a view to fostering connected, shared and increasingly safe sustainable mobility.
Reinova is part of the RPM network - Rete Professionisti Motorsport.

Chris Aylett, Chief Executive of the MIA

Chris has been Chief Executive of the MIA since 1998, successfully developing and promoting the Association and its members around the world. He has regularly led business development missions to the USA, Europe and other markets, which have proved hugely beneficial to members.
Chris has extensive international business and trade association experience, as past President of the Sports Industries Federation. Chris, a former Roosevelt Scholar, was a successful Sports Car driver, team owner and race series promoter. He created his own multi-million-pound international sporting goods distribution group and experienced creating, leading and selling a group of SME companies. He is a Fellow of the Motor Industry and the Institute of Directors, and co-author of “Motorsport Going Global: the challenges facing the world’s motorsport industry” published by Palgrave MacMillan.

Ieron Salter, CEO KW Special Projects

Kieron Salter is an engineer and entrepreneur who made his start in the British motorsport industry. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oxford Brookes in 1993 before joining Reynard Racing where he progressed to become Head of their Special Vehicle Projects division. Kieron was Chief Engineer of five cars in 2000’s Le Mans 24 hours race and had three consecutive Le Mans Prototype winners there between 2001 and 2003. Now, he is CEO of two innovative and engineering-led companies, KW Special Projects and the Digital Manufacturing Centre. Both companies are located in Silverstone Park. KW Special Projects is a high-performance engineering consultancy delivering niche vehicle programmes for road and track. The Digital Manufacturing centre is a state-of-the-art, multi-technology commercial additive manufacturing facility serving the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, space, medtech and energy sectors. 


CNA Emilia Romagna, CNA Modena & Global Marketing Architecture


Event details

AGO MODENA Fabbriche Culturali, Modena
event date
11 May 2023
event time