03 December 2019

30th Club of Bologna Members' Meeting: variation of dates

Contrary to what was communicated at the end of the last 29th Members Meeting in Hannover, we inform you that - due to some difficulties encountered by FEDERUNACOMA in the hotel reservation in Bologna - our 30th Members' Meeting in 2020 will be held on Sunday 15th Nov (all the day) and on Monday 16th Nov morning (ending at around 2.00 pm), instead of the usual days of Saturday and Sunday.
Consequently, the meeting of the Club Management Committee will be held on Saturday, November 14th 2020, in the late afternoon.
A Guided Visit of "EIMA International" will be organized on Saturday in the first afternoon (you will receive detailed indication about this). For those who wish to visit EIMA in other days, please note that the fair will take place from 11th to 15th November 2020. A detailed Agenda of the Club of Bologna 30th Members’ meeting will be sent to you in due time.

Paolo Balsari - President; Marco Fiala - Secretary General

03 December 2019


The "Club of Bologna" wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Paolo Balsari - President; Marco Fiala - Secretary General; Marco Pezzini - FEDERUNACOMA Delegate

15 November 2019

The 29th CoB Members' meeting (10-11 Nov 2019, Hannover - Germany)

The 29th Members' meeting in Hannover - with 63 participants (51 CoB members and 12 external experts, reprenting 21 Countries, 3 International/Government Organizations and 3 Ag-Machinery Manufacturers Associations/Federations) - was succesfully held in Hannover, during Agritechnica and showed an interested participation.
The presentations in all three work Sessions, of the highest level, aroused great interest, offering many ideas for discussion among participants.
The three Coordinators of the "Study Groups" also illustrated the activities done during 2019 and discuss about the future perspectives.

Abstracts, most of Key Note Reports and presentations are already online (see "Meetings Proceedings - 2019" section).

Marco Fiala - Secretary General

12 November 2019

Management Committee decisions (Nov 9 2019, Hannover)

  • Management Committee list: O. Marchenko (Russian Federation) Oleg, who died in April 2019, was deleted from the Management Committee (MC) list;
  • Full Members list: n.7 new FMs were admitted, while n. 4 FMs were definitively excluded, due to their  retirement or low attendance to CoB meetings (see Section "MEMBER LIST"). A letter of reminder to attend the next meeting will be sent to the n.9 FMs that register a null presence at the last 5 Members' Meeting; in case of absence these FM will be excluded from the CoB;
  • 30th Members' meeting: will be held in Bologna (Italy), 14-15 November, during "EIMA International". This milestone-meeting will be celebrated with a special Round Table event (S1 - CoB vision for a sustainable mechanization for the future) and a projection of a video prepared by FEDERUNACOMA on the CoB history and the parallel evolution of agricultural mechanization from 1989 to 2020. The other subjects to be discussed are: S2 - Agricultural machinery market and perspectives and S3 - Specialized mechanization: machines for viticulture. A Guided Tour to viticulture machines exhibitors will be organized on Nov 15 afternoon;
  • Pellizzi Prize 2020: the Notice of the 4th edition of the prize has been approved. A special "News" on this item will follow in next weeks;
  • Study Groups: a new Study Group (SG4 - Evaluation of the incentives for the improvement of agricultural mechanization in the world) has been approved.

Marco Fiala - Secretary General