Vicenzaoro September Sees 10% Rise In Foreign Visitors

VOS Vicenzaoro September 2019 – the Jewellery Boutique Show, the international expo of jewellery and gold organized by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A. – ended at Vicenza expo centre with approximately 1,300 brands participating.

There was a 10% increase at VOS in foreign trade members, who arrived from 117 nations worldwide - in line with the already exceptionally positive trend of the last two editions - highlighting IEG’s ability to adopt a “systematic” approach to the promotion and growth of a sector increasingly orientated towards export, the organizers said.

Overall, the rise in foreign trade members was led by the Middle East (+23%), North America (+22%), Russia and Ukraine (+19%) and Asia (+18%) with a particular increase by Japan (+43%).

Europe accounted for 59%, remained steady with signs of a particularly positive nature from Portugal (+51%), Romania (+28%) and Austria (+9%). During the 5 expo days, over 500 buyers were hosted in Vicenza from all over the world, with the support of the Ministry for Economic Development via the ITA Agency.

All the Italian productive districts met at Vicenzaoro and, at the opening, an important agreement was signed with Assocoral, the association of manufacturers of Coral and Cameos, to highlight the Campania district.

At the opening of VOS 19, an agreement was also signed with AFEMO - Association of gold machinery manufacturers – for the promotion of a highly acclaimed sector: T-Evolution, the exhibition’s technological and innovative core, thus had an even higher profile at the expo centre, complemented by a busy program of workshops and seminars.

An integral part of the expo consisted precisely in talk shows and appointments with key international players on sustainability, innovation and technical and digital training.

The next appointments on IEG’s Jewellery Agenda are: GOLD/Italy (Arezzo, 26-28 October 2019), VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show (Dubai, 13-16 November 2019) and Vicenzaoro January (Vicenza, 17-22 January 2020).