(Teleborsa) – Continue Vicenzaoro September 2021, the international reference show in the world of designer jewelery IEG – Italian Exhibition Group, scheduled in Vicenza until tomorrow Tuesday 14 September. On Monday there were many appointments and opportunities for in-depth analysis that were presented to the public and operators.
UNCONVENTIONAL WATCHMAKING: THE PASSION THAT BREAKS THE PATTERN – What does it mean to be unconventional? To explore the frontiers of watchmaking, yesterday afternoon in Vicenzaoro September 2021, the talk “Unconventional watchmaking” with Antonio Terranova, Co-Founder and Chief Designer of CVSTOS The Time Keeper, Yeznig Maghdessian, Chief Operating Officer of Corum and Walter Ribaga, Director General CYRUS and moderation by Dody Giussani, Director of L’Orologio and Enrico Zazzali, Editor Revolution Magazine Italy. In the last decade in the field of watchmaking there has been a flourishing of unexpected designs, new features by niche companies: independent brands, born to offer solutions different from those of large groups, thinking outside the box every day. Thus, iconic models were born, the result of the first experiences of partnership between brands or technological solutions with a double chrono capable of measuring the simultaneous performance of two athletes in challenge in real time. Today non-conformism is increasingly appreciated by the market, which is looking for unique pieces in which technical skill translates into harmony of shapes, a world made of great and dedication artisan passion, which often takes inspiration from the dialogue with a clientele animated by the same. love for timepieces.
THE STORYTELLING OF VINTAGE WATCHES: THE SECRETS OF VINTAGE REVEALED BY PROF. PANCANI – “A vintage watch has a story to tell” – this is how Ugo Pancani, professor in Mechanical and Electronic Watchmaking and trainer of the Academy of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie made his debut yesterday, on the occasion of the lectio magistralis that enriched the conference program of VOVintage, the event open to the public of Vicenzaoro vintage watch lovers and collectors September 2021. “Time leaves marks that attribute a unique identity and a special charm to the timepiece that must be preserved over time”, explained the professor who offered a complete overview of the world of vintage, the market, the conditions at the time of purchase and the state of the art restoration. Also analyzed the technical and historical skills necessary to better understand this sector which in the first months of 2021 recorded a boom in the auction house market and online sales with a + 255% compared to 2019. The sale of vintage watches is going through in fact, a moment of strong development in a constantly evolving market with enormous potential.
THE WATCH, BETWEEN PASSION AND INVESTMENT – Sandro Fratini, the largest Italian collector of watches in the world, Elvio Piva, one of the main dealers, and Maurizio De Angelis, expert dealer and young Italian promise in the world of vintage timepieces. A conversation between great connoisseurs of vintage watches on the last day of VOVintage, the event dedicated to vintage watchmaking in Vicenzaoro September 2021, the IEG jewelery show that will animate the Vicenza exhibition center until tomorrow. In the talk “Clock between passion and investment” the evolution of the vintage and modern timepiece market. According to the guests “there is no limit to the value of timepieces, the watch has definitively established itself as a safe haven”. However, the balances are in the making: in the last ten years, interest in the vintage watch has grown, causing an increase in prices given the scarcity of pieces, some of which are no longer reproducible. The clientele is also expanding and today, as the experts point out, the true enthusiasts and connoisseurs constitute only a small slice of those who approach the world of watchmaking for a varied market where the modern is gaining more and more importance. Vintage or modern? Experts advise investing by focusing on iconic pieces that have made the history of watchmaking, with a careful look at the new that will become the vintage of tomorrow. With a warning: the market is sovereign in determining the value of timepieces, making predictions is possible but there is no certainty of tomorrow.
“STARTUP & CARATS”: 12 RESOURCES TO PLAN THE FUTURE OF JEWELERY – “Multimedia” jewels that transmit emotions and memories thanks to an app on the smartphone (REM Jewel); innovative and sustainable nanomaterials, which can be integrated into industrial processes through a circular production platform (Particular Materials); an Italian agency that helps brands maximize their investments in Amazon on a global scale (Xingu of the Labelium group); a Digital Export Platform as the only access to the largest market in the world, the Chinese one, with over one billion users online every day (Sell In-To China). There are 12 young companies of Startup & Carats, the project organized by ICE – Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies together with IEG that returns to Vicenzaoro September 2021, the international reference event for the goldsmith world and jeweler of the Italian Exhibition Group (until tomorrow 14 September at the Vicenza fair) to support the development of the industry in the name of contamination, innovation, creativity. Successfully launched in January 2020 to foster synergies and collaborations, promoting dialogue and the relationship between all the players in the goldsmith chain, Startup & Carats is consolidated within the T. Gold exhibition space, the appointment dedicated to machinery for the goldsmithing and technologies applied to gold and Vicenzaoro jewels, thus confirming its role as an Innovation platform. In fact, in a single solution, buyers and operators in the sector can discover the latest trends in jewelery, the technologies for its creation and a preview of innovations not yet launched on the market, selected with the strategic direction of the Ministry of Affairs. Foreign and International Cooperation and ICE through the Italian StartUp national initiative, to respond to the specific needs of the goldsmith world or to generate fruitful cross-sectoral contamination.
FEDERPREZIOSI DIGITAL TALKS: LONG LIFE IN STORES! – Digital development in the goldsmith world under the spotlight of Vicenzaoro September 2021 with the Digital Talks, the meetings with innovation experts and professionals that Federpreziosi Confcommercio has been organizing since 2017 in collaboration with Vicenzaoro, the international gold and jewelery exhibition of IEG – Italian Exhibition Group in progress until tomorrow in Vicenza. In today’s meeting “Long live the shops!”, Introduced by the President of Federpreziosi Confcommercio Giuseppe Aquilino and led by the director Steven Tranquilli, Fabrizio Valente, Founder and CEO of Kiki Lab, addressed the issue of the current coexistence between two opposite phenomena : e-commerce and the return to the local physical store. “From a Federpreziosi research” stressed Tranquilli, “over 55% of the goldsmith retailers expressed their confidence in the future. The signs are therefore positive, suggesting a new spring for proximity stores and this is the moment to capitalize on the acceleration that has occurred in the relationship with digital tools by adopting omnichannel solutions and investing in growth on this front “. According to Fabrizio Valente “in a world where by now over 40% of users are used to making both online purchases and at the physical point of sale, jewelry can become ‘a modern temple’ capable of attracting advanced and aware customers, by now accustomed to the use of technologies and social networks. The future of jewelers belongs to those who will be able to integrate the experience of the ‘trade’ with the use of digital channels to maintain contacts and relationships, offer a welcome experience and impeccable service and, above all, make intelligent use of data relating to their own customers for on-line and off-line communication and marketing initiatives “. It will be strategic to encourage the turnout to the physical point of sale by addressing investments from a system perspective.
THE NEW SHOW 2022 JGT DUBAI PRESENTS ITSELF AT THE VICENZAORO COMMUNITY – At Vicenzaoro September 2021 the presentation of one of the novelties of the Italian Exhibition Group for the development of the gold and jewelery sector on strategic international markets: Jewelery Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai), the new international B2B event dedicated to gold and jewelery with the first edition on stage at the Dubai World Trade Center from 22 to 24 February 2022. In the presence of Mr. Tawhid Abdullah, president of the Dubai Gold Souk, Marco Carniello, IEG’s Global Exhibition Director Jewelery & Fashion Division, and Adelaide Ruzzi, Project Leader J&F of IEG, illustrated to the Vicenzaoro community the initiative organized by IEG in joint venture with one of the main world players in the organization of trade fairs such as Informa Markets Jewelery, with the support and expertise of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Center) and Dubai Gold and Jewelery Group, respectively official partner and industry partner. The new show offers companies in the sector the opportunity to fully exploit the potential of a large market consisting of 4 billion consumers just seven hours flight from Dubai and supports the consolidation of Made in Italy for commercial development with wholesalers and retailers. and manufacturers from the Middle East, India, Russia, Southern Europe and North Africa. JGT Dubai is also enriched with an exclusive program of seminars and networking activities, which will see the participation of some of the most influential personalities and best experts in the sector. To these are added two world-class events: the highly anticipated Dubai Diamond Conference organized by DMCC and the presentation ceremony of the Jewelery World Awards (JWA) by Informa Markets Jewelery.