Starting on Friday, 19th January, VICENZAORO, the International Jewellery Show, with a full calendar of new entries and events.

Attending the opening ceremony, Lorenzo Cagnoni, President of Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG), Matteo Marzotto, Executive Vice President of IEG, Corrado Facco, Managing Director of IEG and Ivan Scalfarotto, Under Secretary of State for the Ministry Economic Development.

The Show will open with the VISIO.NEXT Summit, a meeting dedicated to the future of luxury and jewellery. The Fiera di Vicenza stage will host a panel of high level speakers, chaired by Alan Friedman and introduced by a presentation from Claudia D’Arpizio, Partner of Bain&Company and Responsible for Vertical Fashion & Luxury. Sitting on the panel will be Carlo Capasa, President of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Chamber of Italian Fashion), Matteo Marzotto, in his dual role as Executive Vice President of IEG and President of Dondup, Diego Nardin, CEO of Fope S.P.A, Licia Mattioli, CEO of Mattioli S.P.A and Vice President for Internationalization at Confindustria, Adi Al Fardan, Founder of Adi Hasan Al Fardan Jewellery Trading, Andrea Panconesi, Founder and President of LuisaViaRoma S.P.A.

And it is exactly the concept of VISIO.NEXT that will be the recurring theme of VICENZAORO January 2018, a projection of the Show into the future, where multi-channel distribution, brand enhancement, traceability and sustainability will increasingly become the focal points in relations with new consumers.

To confirm its international character, the Show will be hosting more than 1,500 brands of which 80% already exhibited at the previous editions of VICENZAORO. The brands will be exhibiting in an area of over 25,000 sqm with a growing incidence of brands from the high range segment, much to the satisfaction of Italian Exhibition Group's strategy to create and enhance the community. In fact, the number of top range brands attending VICENZAORO January has risen by + 10%.

Now standing at 40%, the number of international exhibitors from over 35 different countries, is also growing, confirming the Vicenza event's consolidated role as a hub for the jewellery sector.

Due to the significant results obtained, VICENZAORO January 2018 is confidently re-proposing its successful exhibition format, VICENZAORO The Boutique ShowTM, which subdivides the entire product offer into 6 districts of homogeneous companies, recognizable by their market positioning and values (ICON, LOOK, CREATION, EXPRESSION, ESSENCE, EVOLUTION), thus making business meetings between companies and international buyers easier.

Once again this year, the ICON District will be featuring THE DESIGN ROOM, a particular focal point of interest and a unique and exclusive experimentation and creativity area in which to discover new international market trends and find original and exclusive jewels.

Another news at VICENZAORO January 2018 will be the expansion of the LOOK District, whose central theme is jewellery materials, from stones to coloured elements, precious metals and alternative materials.

Also in expansion at the January edition is the ESSENCE District, devised for companies that stand out for their technical skills and the reliability of the raw materials used, which in this edition will be further enriched with a new destination area dedicated to non-precious components and semiprocessed goods in order to meet the growing demand for innovative materials and styles to complement the precious jewellery world.

The EVOLUTION District, on the other hand, will be hosting T-GOLD, the international Show for machinery and advanced technologies, staged to run alongside VICENZAORO and conceived to increase the quality of jewellery design and manufacturing processes. This year the Show has recorded +20% more than the 2017 edition.

In fact, the Show's hall has been extended and exhibiting companies will be 161 from 16 countries, with Germany, the USA and Italy expressing the most cutting edge and excellent technologies for the sector.

Once again this year, the Show will include the 14th edition of the Jewelry Technology Forum Conference (Sunday, 21st January, 9.30 am - 4 pm), generated by the collaboration between Italian Exhibition Group and Legor Group S.p.a. and dedicated to new technologies and the latest jewellery sector trends.

A full calendar of events throughout the six days of the Show.

Besides the afore-mentioned VISIO.NEXT Summit and Jewelry Technology Forum, the evening of Friday, 19th January will see the price-giving ceremony of the ‘Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards’, the Jewellery Oscars, assigned by an illustrious international jury, to celebrate the best in various categories of world jewellery: CSR, creativity, design, production, distribution, retail, communication, new media.

The consumer profile for 2018-19 will be the focus of Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting on Saturday, 20th January, while Digital Talks, themed workshops, in collaboration with Federpreziosi, on digital innovation, will be held daily.

Monday, 22nd January, however, will be the turn of an important event with CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, which, in collaboration with Italian Exhibition Group, will be organizing the “Green and Blue Jewellery, Environmentally Sustainable Luxury” seminar centred on the environmental and sustainable aspects of jewellery.

For further details of the programme www.vicenzaoro.com


VICENZAORO - THE JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE SHOW is the largest European Show dedicated to the gold and jewellery sectors. It is a true Business Hub, able to foster a gathering of the most authoritative personalities in the gold and jewellery world.

VICENZAORO is an international platform providing primary access to European, Russian and Middle Eastern markets. It is a show ideally suited to promoting business transactions and relations. With various events throughout the year, VICENZAORO is the reference point for the sector and is the place where new trends, styles and designs come to life.

More than 4,500 companies operate within the VICENZAORO System, 35% of which are non-Italian. More than 96,000 visitors come from over 130 countries, among them 3,800 of the international jewellery market’s leading buyers, all hosted thanks to the collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Economic (MISE) and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA).

VICENZAORO - THE JEWELLERY BOUTIQUE SHOW hosts 5 Shows globally and participates to 10 among the most prestigious events internationally. In 2018, key events will be held in Vicenza, Hong Kong, Arezzo, Las Vegas, Dubai and Mumbai. www.vicenzaoro.com