(Teleborsa) – With over 800 companies present, one third of which from abroad, it opened today in the Vicenza exhibition center Vicenzaoro September The Jewellery Boutique Show, the international gold and jewelery fair of Italian Exhibition Group (IEG). An edition in the name of the restart that sees the encouraging signs of a market, which already reaches pre-pandemic levels, with theItalian exports up 2.8% in the first five months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2019 and a forecast rebound in 2021 turnover equal to + 19.8%.
The goldsmith-jeweler sector has never stopped, since – as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio, in his greeting to the companies in the sector and to the organizers of the event – “he was able to innovate to respond to the changes taking place and the fairs connected to it have shown flexibility and capacity for vision, choosing to restart in a synergistic way”.
Among the exhibitors the great jewelry brands, from Damiani a Roberto Coin, gives Fope a Crivelli e Faberge´, but also the leaders in the field of machinery, who come back together with T. Gold, the international exhibition for advanced technologies for jewelery design and manufacturing processes, and the most important representatives of the world of watchmaking, who will bring their most exclusive pieces to VO Vintage, an event of fine vintage watchmaking and jewelery, which starts tomorrow, 11 September, and ends on Monday 13 September.
The event welcomed an already large audience from the early morning that from today until Tuesday 14 September will be able to cross the pavilions in maximum safety, thanks to the application of the protocollo #SAFEBUSINESS by IEG and theaccredited by GBAC STARTM, the global certification program of international standards of cleaning, sanitization and prevention of infectious risks for staff in exhibition environments.
At the inaugural ceremony of the event, they intervened Lorenzo Cagnoni, president of the Italian Exhibition Group, Francesco Rucco, mayor of Vicenza, Carlo Maria Ferro, president of the ICE Agency, Cristina Franco, vice president of the Province of Vicenza, Claudia Piaserico, president of Federorafi, Roberto Marcato, councilor for Economic Development of the Veneto Region.
“It is a pleasure for me – he said Cagnoni – welcome you to this new edition of Vicenzaoro. An event that never before represents an opportunity of fundamental importance for the recovery of a sector that allocates 85% of its turnover to exports. But, above all, a sector that has proved capable of recovering more quickly than the most optimistic forecasts. After the uncertainties of the last 18 months, the appointment, which for more than 60 years has been a reference point for the gold community, becomes an extraordinary opportunity, both to urge the internal market to resume activity. `with courage and determination, both to project ourselves once again towards markets around the world with renewed confidence”.
“After many difficult months, – he said Ruocco – we are coming out of a dark period, with important signs of a restart. Veneto and Vicenza in particular are showing incredible strength and the gross domestic product of this region will show it at the end of the year. Much has been done this year for this initiative, despite the many uncertainties, throwing the heart over the obstacle. Thanks to this courage, together with IEG, we have managed to create an edition of VIOFF that will also be a tourist attraction for a city that is a candidate to be Capital of Culture 2024. This is a land of invention, work, curiosity and determination: we are ready for the challenges of the future. Vicenza is a city that is changing: we are talking about large projects in our territory, not least the definitive high speed-high capacity project which will even see a station with a stop at the fair: an advanced technological work for improve the quality of life of our citizens and our businesses ”.
“Today we inaugurate, in chronological order, the ninth international event since the beginning of September – he declared Ferro -. And the numbers of Vicenzaoro give back the sign of this recovery with 750 exhibitors and the presence of 250 foreign buyers accompanied by ICE Agenzia. The Country System is accompanying companies in their restart thanks to the results of the vaccination campaign, among the most advanced in the world, the ability of the organizers, the courage of exhibitors and companies and the support interventions that, let me say, also ICE Agenzia is putting in place. Vicenzaoro is the first event in the sector to be held in Europe, good luck to the organizers and to the companies present ».
“It is a pleasure to be at the opening ceremony of a very important event for the city and for the Province of Vicenza, particularly special – he said Franco – given the period we have, we hope, passed and left behind. We have seen that events cannot be replaced by digital: the relationship that occurs in presence between buyers and exhibitors is irreplaceable. The Province of Vicenza is particularly proud of this jewel that houses jewels, and therefore we are next to the city to give the best welcome with our culture, our history and our services. The hope is that Vicenzaoro will be a moment of exchange for this sector, which distinguishes our province in the world ”.
“A year has passed since VOICE, an important moment that allowed us to meet again to convey to the world the unity and cohesion of a sector that is hard to give up – he said. Piaserico -. Today, Vicenzaoro September shines again with over 800 exhibitors at the fair, reinforcing the global message of a goldsmith Italy ready for a new phase of recovery, which will confirm the state of the art in the sector and in the reference markets. Also thanks to new investments in innovation, internationalization, digitalization and training, it is an Italy that knows how to welcome and satisfy the needs of buyers, anticipate and fulfill the needs and dreams of consumers, conquer the market with products of great added value “.
“With pleasure I bring to the fair the greeting of the President of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia, for the occasion also Elisa Cavinato regional councilor is present here – said Marked -. I would start with some considerations, first of all, that Vicenzaoro is the first trade fair in the world to start again, and this also demonstrates the ability of this region to react; Veneto has over 1 percentage point of GDP compared to the Italian average, records the lowest unemployment in Italy, 95% of Veneto businesses have fewer than 10 employees, and this leads us to the conclusion that in small businesses there is `great innovative capacity ‘.