Confindustria is the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, with a voluntary membership of more than 150,000 companies of all sizes, employing a total of 5,440,125 people. The association’s activities are aimed at guaranteeing the central importance of companies, the drivers of Italy’s economic, social and civil development. By representing companies and their values at institutions of all levels, Confindustria contributes to social well-being and progress, and from this standpoint guarantees increasingly diversified, efficient and modern services. Confindustria’s added value stems from its network: a headquarters in Rome, 220 local and trade associations and since 1958 a delegation in Brussels, which has seen its strategic importance grow over the years and is now a benchmark for the entire Italian economic system at the European Union. 184 people work at the Rome headquarters and 13 at the Brussels delegation and have an average age of 42.
President of the Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria)
CEO of Arti Grafiche Boccia Spa
Vincenzo Boccia, was elected the 30th President of Confindustria on May 25, 2016 and will be in office for four years, till 2020. He succeeds Giorgio Squinzi.
Born in 1964, in Salerno, Italy, Boccia has a degree in Economics from the University of Salerno and is the CEO of the Salerno-based Arti Grafiche Boccia Spa, a family business that has been operating in the graphics industry for over 50 years.
Since the early 1990s, Vincenzo Boccia was a member of Confindustria’s Young Entrepreneurs Group and in 2000 he took up the post of Deputy National Chairman. He was President of Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo and member of the Board and of the Governing Council of Assografici.
From 2009 to 2013, he was President of Confindustria’s Piccola Industria and throughout the Presidency of Giorgio Squinzi, he led the Technical Committee on Credit and Finance.