“The presence of Mediterranean and Gulf area economies showed a recovery and was substantially in line with the expectations of buyers from the BRICS countries. The US also showed renewed interest for the collections presented at Vicenza and the same can be said of South Africa while on the whole, buyers from Central and Eastern Europe demonstrated a rather conservative attitude.”
The Vicenzaoro Spring International Gold and Jewellery Show captured “world attention” with over 1300 local and international exhibitors and buyers from around 70 countries.
Robert Ditri, the president of Fiera di Vicenza, said the number of foreign traders at the Spring Show was substantial even with a decrease in attendees from “those countries where the current delicate economic situation is having a greater effect”.
He said Fiera di Vicenza is in the front line with gold and jewellery production and is ready to apply its experience and skills to support the efforts of companies and traders.
“The Fair will, at the end of 2013, have an extended exhibition area that will provide exhibitors and traders with a further 15,000 square metres of space, new buildings, new services, new programs and new projects.”
Apart from its extensive jewellery displays, the Fair also hosted the annual meetings of the World Diamond Council and CIBJO, the International Jewellery Confederation.
Ditri said Fiera di Vicenza was proud to be the first international exhibition management company to host two such important events in the same week “giving ample proof of our networking and organisational skills”.
“In Vicenza the foundations for building something new and unheard of have been laid and Fiera di Vicenza’s role as an intermediary for all the players in the jewellery world, from the companies to the buyers, from the press to the trendsetters and even up to the top institutions, has been reinforced.”