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VICENZAORO Spring 2012 concludes
The Fair delivers moderate optimism amidst stressful economic situation
By: Diamond World News Service
May 27 2012 12:42PM
Reference: 6990  

At the conclusion of VICENZAORO Spring 2012, participants evoked a positive feedback for the event’s profile as a high trade fair in the world, along with a moderate satisfaction towards demand as the demand was affected by the current economic strain in the world.

The event hosted over 1300 companies and brand partners of VICENZAORO from the Italian gold districts and 30 foreign countries. Also, number of foreign traders was substantial although it saw a decrease from EU countries affected byt he current economic crisis. There was a presence of Mediterranean and Gulf area economies indicating a recovery and quite met the expectations of buyers from the BRICS countries; there were healthy participation from the United States and South Africa. Buyers from Central and Eastern Europe demonstrated a rather conservative attitude. The domestic market demand was affected due to the economic strain.

The event combined various segments from knowledge sharing through debates at the Social Responsibility as part of the World Jewellery Forum (a new Fiera di Vicenza format), jewellery trends outlined at the Trend Vision Jewellery + Forecasting independent research centre for jewellery trends; The Next Jeneration - Jewellery Talent Contest 2012 for young designers; Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards; and a further enhancement of content and networking have packaged the show as a all out luxury fair profile.

The segments of the show had to offer the following: Debate on Corporate Social Responsibility attended by leaders of the global gem and jewellery industry and trade organisations and official delegates.

Trend Vision Jewellery + Forecasting, provided a theoretical guideline of the directions to be taken up by concept stores and luxury boutiques over the next few months. The world’s 8 mega trends on the best sellers for the seasons to come were announced.

The Next Jeneration - Jewellery Talent Contest 2012, received saw over 200 under-30 designers competing on the theme of Souvenir d’Italie. There were three winners.

Fiera di Vicenza signed a partnership agreement with the Dubai World Trade Centre and will apply its relational skills, luxury know-how and innovative exhibition formats to the same.

Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Dodo were amongst the winners at the Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards, which was presided over by world famous testimonial Maestro Gianmaria Buccellati, and Nicky Oppenheimer, President of De Beers.

“President, Roberto Ditri, said ”In 2012 we will returning to Las Vegas again and also going to Dubai and Cortina d’Ampezzo for VICENZAORO About J. We will be closing the commercial season with VICENZAORO Fall in September.”

The General Manager of Fiera di Vicenza, Corrado Facco commented, “Despite the difficulties of the current world situation, VICENZAORO Spring was not only a demonstration of Fiera di Vicenza’s ability to move in the world and to formulate an offer with planning qualities, it also highlighted its role as an innovative reference point.”

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