President of Scientific Committee
Aurelio Volpe is Director of the Market Research Unit. He holds a degree in Economics and MSc in Business Administration from Bocconi University. In 1980 he co-founded CSIL. Over more than 30 years of working experience, he has gained a longstanding knowledge of industrial policies and has acquired a wide expertise in the field of competitiveness assessment, market performance analysis, design of competitiveness strategies, scenario analysis and industry benchmarking. He addresses frequent research issues including: competition analysis, country survey on new markets, partner research, trade satisfaction, delphi surveys, due diligence, product test. He has developed several strategic marketing and investment strategies for specific SMEs sectors at national and international level. He has provided operational advices to SMEs actors on market and investment opportunities in selected countries at national level. During the last ten years he has carried out customized and multiclient market research in Western and Central-Eastern Europe, Russia, China, India, Brazil, United States, Egypt, South Africa. Thanks to this experience he has acquired a wide knowledge of industry performance in these countries. The main sectors he deals with include: furniture, lighting fixtures, major appliances, related supply and distribution chains. Also, he contributes to several sectorial magazines.