PESARO, ITALY -- A gala evening was planned at Pesaro, Italy, at the premises of the Biesse Group, a manufacturer of machinery for the processing of wood, glass, stone and plastic. Minister for Constitutional Reforms and Relations with Parliament Maria Elena Boschi was scheduled to appear. Raphael Gualazzi and the group "Neri per Caso" were to provide the music.

The Biesse Group has been in existence for nearly half a century.  The company employs about 3,200 people worldwide, with revenues at the end of 2015 of around 520 million Euros. Biesse Group celebrated this important landmark and its founder, Giancarlo Selci, who turned 80 a few months ago.

"Una vita in movimento" was the theme of the gala dinner, which was to be a story of the past, present and future of the company, highlighting technological innovation and human capital.

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