ARM Tours Italy: Attendee Info

ARM regrets to announce that we will be postponing our tour of Italian rotomolders and our collaborative meeting with IT-RO, the Italian rotomolding organization. The meeting had been scheduled for March 29 – April 3.

We are working with the venues in Italy and those we have booked for our next spring meeting to determine when we will reschedule. We expect to hold the meeting in 2021 or 2022 and will make an announcement in the coming weeks.

Details for the postponed meeting follow…

 

More than 60 attendees (including more than 25 ARM members) have already registered for our unique event in Italy.

The meeting begins with a tour of the rotomolders of high-end, complex parts in northern Italy. Then we join our Italian counterparts for a day and a half of education and networking on Lake Garda.

Below we’ve included some information about the meeting for planning purposes. We’ll update this post as the event approaches.

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Itinerary
March 29: Arrive in Milan; Overnight at Villa Malpensa Hotel
March 30: Tour Rototech and Metallurgiche Cornaglia; Dinner included at Roof Garden in Bergamo; Overnight at Mercure Hotel in Bergamo
March 31: Tour Persico and Acerbis; Overnight at Hotel Caesius
April 1: Tour Ve.Ca and Moulding Services and the Ferarri Museum; Overnight at Hotel Caesius
April 2: Conference at Hotel Caesius; Dinner included at Hotel Caesius
April 3: Half-Day Conference and Optional Wine Tour

  • Lunch is included on tour stops and during the conference.
  • Our Sunday night hotel, Villa Malpensa Hotel, is located a few minutes away from Milan’s Malpensa airport. The tour will depart from Villa Malpensa Hotel early Monday morning.
  • If you’re departing Italy from Hotel Caesius, Milan’s Linate airport is the closer of the two Milan airports. Verona airport is the closest to Hotel Caesius but offers fewer flights.

Airport Transfers and more
The Hotel Caesius offers private cars and coaches to the airports and the train stations. Their price list is available here. In the next couple of weeks, we will send a form to see if it’s feasible to organize group transfers to the airport.

Education Program
We are organizing the education sessions with our Technical Director and IT-RO. A key portion of the program will be based on our group’s feedback from the tours. ARM members will complete comment cards after each part of the tour and Nick Henwood will use that feedback to lead a discussion during the conference about what we liked, what we learned, and what we want to know more about. We’re making good progress and will be able to share more about the remainder of the program soon.

Connectivity
You should plan for your own voice/data cellular service while in Italy. However, we are ordering multiple pocket wifi servers. We’ve never used it before but hope it will improve connectivity for everyone on the tour.

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