Alessia Crivelli, Marketing Manager at Crivelli: “Vicenzaoro went well. I noticed a good turnout, buyers were proactive, even beyond expectations I would say, considering the current moment. The mood was high and optimistic, even among our jeweller colleagues: we are all aiming for a new start. Back in September, I had already noticed a significant return of some international visitors, especially from the United States. This year, except for the Far East, which still has problems related to the pandemic, and the area of Europe unfortunately affected by the crisis, visitors arrived from all the key countries, from Canada to Colombia. The difficulties related to the Green Pass and bureaucracy were managed in the best possible way and, as always, the organisation was impeccable thanks to the professionalism of Italian Exhibition Group.”
Alice Alessi, Board Member of Alessi Domenico SpA: “Vicenzaoro is as special as ever, even at this March edition, and always knows how to amaze. Not only for the way IEG organises it in terms of attendance, content and events, but also for the business it generates. In fact, we met up once again with all our customers who travel from all over the world to come to Vicenza and we are happy to have perceived an enormous willingness to get on and go forward. We were surprised by interesting new contacts among Iranians, Colombians and Europeans, even from an area such as the Balkans which, in the predicament which we currently find ourselves in, have given us hope, especially from the human point of view. Vicenzaoro has confirmed its role as an event capable of uniting under the banner of collaboration and cohesion of the entire sector.”
Gerhard Schreiner, President of Schreiner Jewellery: “We decided to return to Vicenzaoro after an absence of ten years because we were looking for an important event in Europe after the recent reorganisation of the jewellery exhibition scene. We brought pieces of extremely high value at a time when people are looking for alternative investments, the right moment for large diamonds and jewellery with extraordinary stones. Buyers also came from Egypt and Morocco and we have resumed contact with the Italian market, which is still very interesting for us. We are already looking ahead to the next edition in September, in preparation for Christmas. The important buyers will probably focus on new destinations and I believe that Vicenzaoro could be the right one.”
Paolo Cappiello, Brand Director South Europe at Zenith: “We are thrilled to have taken part in this first edition of VO’Clock Privé, an event that offered contemporary watch brands a great sense of proximity to enthusiasts, experts and the media. The reasons for our participation are to be found precisely in the need to strengthen relations with them, to tell a story and convey a message to a quality audience. Objectives that were declared from the outset and fully achieved in a three-day event that positively excelled in terms of the number of speakers with whom we had the pleasure of interacting.”
Massimo Poliero, President and CEO of Legor S.p.A.: “The 2022 edition of T.Gold offered continuity with the path along which the gold and jewellery machinery and technology sector has been travelling over the last two years. Despite attendance difficulties for players from some strategic countries for the sector, there is widespread awareness of the centrality of technology and process innovation at the service of the industry, recognised as important levers to compensate for the rising cost of raw materials and to achieve economic and sustainability objectives. Common efforts that once again found expression in the Jewellery Technology Forum, a decisive event for sharing best practices and for creating a wealth of knowledge at the disposal of the sector so that it can become increasingly innovative.”
FOCUS ON ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP
Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has, with its facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, achieved national leadership over the years in the organisation of trade shows and conferences. The development of activities abroad – also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Brazil and India, for example – now sees the company positioned among the top European operators in the sector.