The Vicenzaoro January outcome reflect the numbers relating to the jewelery business: they are gold. The organizing company of the event, Italian Exhibition Group, defines it as the edition of records. In fact, Vicenzaoro and the jewelery sector have put the crisis caused by the covid behind them. Also from an aesthetic point of view: the fittings of the standard editions have reappeared, more spacious and welcoming. As for the reverberation of the war in Ukraine, perhaps it is too early to count its weight. Vicenzaoro will be back at the end of the summer (8-12 September) among other things, in an exhibition environment renewed by a restructuring that has just begun.
But let’s get to the official numbers: 1,300 exhibiting brands and 400 foreign buyers. Compared to a year ago, foreign buyers doubled (+105%). More generally, the turnout was record (+11.5%) compared to January 2020. And this, Ieg points out, despite the duration of Vicenzaoro 2023 being one day shorter. Visitors from abroad are 60% of the total and have arrived from 136 countries around the world. In particular, from Europe (54.5%) the Middle East (9.5%), Asia (9%), Turkey (9%), North America (7.2%), Africa (5.4%) and Latin America (4.7%). Among the most represented countries are the United States, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Spain, the UK, France, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Saudi Arabia, India, Japan and Thailand. However, the absence of Russia from China should be noted, at least from the official balance sheet.
Among the novelties of Vicenzaoro, moreover, there is certainly the substantial entry of the world of contemporary watchmaking and its supply chain with the Time platform, alongside the public entry of Vo Vintage, for open vintage watches and jewellery.