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November 19th

Palazzo Mezzanotte
Milan - Piazza degli Affari, 6

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Ceo & Editor in Chief, Class Editori Spa

Paolo Panerai is CEO and Editor in Chief of Class Editori Spa, which he established in April 1986 to create an independent source of financial information. The Company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in 1998, reached a total turnover of around 100 million euros in 2012. Class Editori operates in several activity areas, employing 350 people within the divisions of: newspapers, magazines, press agencies, electronic publishing, radio, television, and professional products and services. Besides being manager and main shareholder, Paolo Panerai is also Editor in Chief for all newspapers and magazines, including those for the radio and television. After studying Law at the University of Genoa, Mr. Panerai, at age 16 started collaborating with the local Grosseto bureau of “La Nazione”. He then joined “Il Secolo XIX” and in 1969 “ Panorama”. In 1979 he was responsible for the transformation of “Il Mondo” from a weekly coverage of many topics to one focused on finance. In March 1980 he started the magazine “Capital”, followed by “Auto Capital”, “LineaCapital” and “SportCapital”. In1986 he left his post at “Il Mondo” to establish Class Editori.

The Company today publishes the news dailies, “MF/Milano Finanza”, “MF Fashion” (of which an electronic version in English is published) and ItaliaOggi, the women’s magazine “Ladies&Gentleman”, men’s magazines, “Capital”,“Class”,“Gentleman” and “Patrimoni”, the monthly English finance magazines “Global Finance” and “Lombard”, and the lifestyle magazine “Case & Country”. With the multimedia revolution of the 90s, the publishing house developed its multimedia business by starting MFSat in 1997 – digital satellite service of financial information; then PMF news agency – now a joint venture with Dow Jones & Co. under the name of MF/Dow Jones News. In 2000 Cfn/Cnbc (now Class CNBC) was born, a TV channel about international finance in partnership with GE NbcUniversal and Mediaset, broadcast on Sky (No. 507) and the Internet ( and, as was Mf Trading a platform for on-line trading information and services. In 2001 Radio Classica, now called Radio Classica-Milano Finanza, become the first radio dedicated to updates on financial markets and classical music. In December 2003 was launched the Digital terrestrial tv channel Class News, now ClassTV, on air on channel 27 of Dtt. Class Editori’s indoor television offer is completed by Class Life, the first Italian channel dedicated to the pleasures of life, broadcast every weekend on Sky 507and on, ClassHorseTV, launched in 2010 and dedicated to the world of horses (Sky No. 221), and ClassTVModa (Sky No.180, tivùsat 55), dedicated entirely to the world of Italian fashion and its key figures, acquired in the same year.

Class Editori’s multimedia offering is completed by its technological platforms for interactive financial services on terrestrial digital TV, its Corporate TV services for banks and businesses, and its OutodoorTV network, Class Telesia, the leading one in Italy, with a broadcasting presence in main Italian airports, Rome and Milano subways, public transport system in, Rome, Milan and Siena and Italian motorways system. With it’s Web portals ( e Class Editori provide business intelligence and business information to companies and professionals working in the economic sector. Besides, Milano Finanza Intelligence Unit produces analysis and newsletters dedicated to traders and anlysts, whereas other publisher companies provide data and news via satellite and Internet trading platform. It’s of 2012 the agreement between Class Editori and Xinhua News Agency, the news agency of the Chinese government, which is aimed at cooperation in a number of publishing projects. Among these, Eccellenza Italia (Italian Excellence): it was launched in October 2012 and is the first multimedia system that allows to communicate to Chinese tourists seeking visas to come to Italy, informing and guiding them to the purchase of the best Italian products and services, through a magazine, an app and a website of the latest generation.

Paolo Panerai has also received the title honoris causa from Providence University (USA) for his entrepreneurial involvement in the production of wine in Italy’s Tuscany region. An activity he began in 1980. Nowadays Panerai operates through two companies, Castellare di Castellina in the region of Chianti and Rocca di Frassinello (in the Maremma), the first joint venture between an Italian and a France wine company (Domain Baron de Rothschild-Lafite)