Antonio Gozzi: “I’ve never known pessimists capable of achieving important things”

by | Jan 19, 2023 | News

Antonio Gozzi spoken yesterday at the Siderweb “Mercato e Dintorni” webinar.

Interviewed by Francesca Morandi, the President reiterated his moderate optimism on the economic situation, despite the uncertainty dominated by the effects of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, of which, unfortunately, the end is still not seen.

“The current economic situation is in a cooling dynamic of a system overheated by strong growth pressures seen throughout 2021 and in the first part of 2022. Making predictions with an ongoing war is not easy, however there are positive elements, first of all the decline in inflation and energy costs, especially gas” he said.

Of course, what worries the president of Duferco Italia Holding and Federacciai are in particular the energy costs that weigh on Italian steel production, which serve a competitive gap of almost 100 euros per MWh with the French and 50/60 euros with the Germans.

“On this, we will continue to reiterate to the Government the need for significant interventions, otherwise it will become very difficult to withstand the competition. At present competitors who are in countries with a better state budget are likely to benefit from state aid that could undermine the basis of the single market”

Finally, the president spoke about the evolution of family capitalism, typical of the Italian business system, and the management of the generational transition: “If I can give a message, it is to the fathers, and not to the children: do not be afraid to put young people on the front line. Have the courage to give them responsibility as soon as possible”

Watch the interview: