The budget of VicenzaOro January: the jewelery fair is more and more international ♦ ︎
Turned off the lights of VicenzaOro January, closed the display cases where the jewels have shone, dismounted the booths that waiting visitors , the time has come to take stock. How did this edition of the biggest Italian jewelery fair go? Italian Exhibition Group, the company that organizes the event, does not offer an exhaustive overview of all the numbers, but ensures to be satisfied with the result.
In general, there seems to have been a greater international contribution.
Ieg, with greater enthusiasm, speaks of “formidable growth of foreign visitors”. In fact, the numbers comfort the optimism: there were over 60% of foreign operators. They had passed the Italians already in 2018, when had been a surge in arrivals from abroad. Indeed, the US and China have confirmed the performance of 2018, but also Europe has seen increasing presences: between Germany, Switzerland, Austria, + 12%, the United Kingdom (+ 11.7%), France (+ 10.5%) ), Spain (+ 9.6%), Northern Europe + 10.5%. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are in strong recovery (after last year’s drops) + 24.2%. Even Russia and Ukraine have seen 10.4% more presences, with an exploit of Kazakhstan to + 46%. No data, however, regarding India, which in 2018 had seen an increase of 51%. The statement confines itself to indicating, instead, that “the origin of visitors from Italy has confirmed the positive figure of last year”.
VicenzaOro January closed with over 35,000 visitors. In 2018 there were 36,000, but the previous year 33,000. In short, we are average. As in previous years, the Ministry of Development, through the Ice (public authority for foreign trade), has helped by hosting over 400 buyers selected from the main markets, which have been added to over 2000 operators managed directly by IEG.
The brands in the display windows of the exhibitors were shown in 1500, more or less like last year, despite the forfait of historical brands such as Pasquale Bruni or Garavelli, but with the rentré of important Maison like Chantecler. In any case, 42% of the brands came from companies in 35 countries, like last year.
Ieg’s satisfaction also for the contemporary T.Gold, a show dedicated to technologies for the different processing of jewelery: now in its 41st edition, “it has confirmed its undisputed leadership at international level and its representative role of Italian technological excellence” . Next appointments of IEG: OroArezzo from 6 to 9 April and Premier Show in Las Vegas, 30 May – 3 June 2019.