Vicenzaoro shines in Italy for gold and jewellery business

With over a thousand brands in attendance, 35% from abroad, and 400 foreign buyers from more than 70 countries, Vicenzaoro September - The Jewellery Boutique Show is currently taking place at Italian Exhibition Group’s Expo Centre in Vicenza from 9-13 September.

Organisers say the edition has approached pre-pandemic levels in size as it flies the banner of optimism for the gold and jewellery sector.

Research presented at the show has shown some encouraging signs from the market. According to Confindustria Moda’s Study Centre on ISTAT data for Federorafi, Italian exports from the sector grew by 36.5% in the first five months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. In absolute figures, this brings them to just under €4bn, about €1bn more than the same period last year. On the main destination markets: the United States was still in the first position with +24.9% compared to the same period in 2021, followed by Switzerland with +31.4%, the Arab Emirates with +23.3%, and France with +123.8% growth. The only exception is Hong Kong, which lost 1.6% (-3.4 million euros).

Vicenzaoro 2022 has confirmed its role as a privileged networking venue for industry operators, enabling them to open a new season in the name of business and innovation.

Exhibitors include the big jewellery brands, from Crivelli to Roberto Coin, Damiani, Fope and Fabergé as well as top dealers and authoritative voices from the world of watchmaking.

Present at the opening of the show were Lorenzo Cagnoni, president of Italian Exhibition Group; Elena Bonetti, minister for equal opportunities and Family; Erika Stefani, minister for disabilities; Francesco Rucco, mayor of Vicenza and Roberto Luongo, director general of ITA - Italian Trade Agency.