Vicenzaoro is back, the largest fair dedicated to Italian and European jewels. After the depression of the covid period, the gold sector is back perky. Witness the pavilions and spaces all occupied, with over 1,300 brands, exhibitors arriving from 36 countries. In short, an announced success for the organizers of Italian Exhibition Group? The sums are drawn in the end, but the premises, despite the leaden cloud that hangs over Ukraine and Russia, seem to exist.
Vicenzaoro lasts five days, until Tuesday 24 January, flanked by T.Gold, an international event dedicated to jewelery technologies and, from 20 to 23 January, by the fourth edition of Vo Vintage, open to the public and dedicated to vintage watches and jewellery. Not only that: the pavilions host a dense series of events, which we have listed here.
Other numbers on Vicenzaoro: 40% come from 36 foreign countries, while 400 buyers are hosted, coming from over 60 countries, thanks to the support of the network of ICE (government body for export) offices around the world. In fact, Italy exports a lot of jewels and semi-finished products, even if the statistics signal a slowdown in the third quarter of 2022. The cumulative value of the gold sector for the first nine months of 2022 records a growth in value of 27.2% on January – September 2021, at just over 7 billion euros. This is an increase of +41.4% compared to the 5.07 billion euros exported in the first nine months of 2019. But, perhaps as a sign of the impending recession, growth in the third quarter of 2022 slowed down: after the increases over 30 % in value of the first and second quarters, from July to September exports recorded +14.6% according to the estimates of the Centro Studi di Confindustria Moda on Istat data for Federorafi).