VOS – Vicenzaoro, Italian Exhibition Group’s international jewellery show is now back in physical form from 10th to 14th September, filling the entire Expo Centre with over 800 exhibiting brands.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for 11.30 on 10th September. It will be attended by IEG President, Lorenzo Cagnoni, Mayor of Vicenza, Francesco Rucco, ITA President, Carlo Maria Ferro, Vice President of the Province of Vicenza, Cristina Franco, President of Federorafi, Claudia Piaserico, Veneto Regional Councillor for Economic Development, Roberto Marcato.
Vicenza will showcase creations from top-quality manufacturers and exclusive previews from the world’s most famous jewellers, from DAMIANI Group to ROBERTO COIN, from FOPE to CRIVELLI and FABERGÉ. But also with innovations at T.Gold, the international show for jewellery machinery and the most advanced technologies applied to gold and jewellery processing.
And, for vintage watch and jewellery lovers, VOVintage, the event specifically for collectors and open to the public, will also be back (11th – 13th September).
Vicenzaoro September is also an arena for debate and in-depth insights to the benefit of the industry’s national and international top manufacturers. The programme will open with “The State of the Art” Talk in collaboration with Club degli Orafi: a snapshot of the sector from first-rate representatives of the supply chain: Jerome Favier CEO at Damiani, Stephen Lussier Executive Vice-President Consumer and Brands for De Beers Group, Nicolò Rapone Operations Senior Director at Bulgari and Massimo Fasoli, CEO at Fasoli Spa.
Emerging phenomena and consumer evolution over the next 18 months will be the focus at the presentation of the 20th “The Jewellery Trendbook 2023+”, compiled by Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting, IEG’s independent think tank.
Sustainability and gender equality will be the main topic at “Sustainable Development Goals: Meeting Their Challenge” organized by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, attended by President Cavalieri, and further meetings dedicated to “Gemmology Women Icons” and “Women in jewellery” will feature numerous key opinion leaders from the sector.
Digital Talks, in collaboration with Confcommercio Federpreziosi, will also be back as well as GEM TALKS, in collaboration with I.G.I. (Italian Gemmological Institute) which will deal with the topic of synthetic diamonds. Laura Inghirami, founder of Donna Jewel, will be speaking about the consumer behaviour of Millennials and Generation Z.
Community and culture will be the key words of the programme of events dedicated to watchmaking: an unprecedented course organized by the Geneva institution FHH – Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, is to be held with an exceptional educator: Ugo Pancani, Professor of Mechanical and Electronic Watchmaking.
Meanwhile, master watchmaker Vincent Calabrese, one of the most renowned in the world and co-founder of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) with 40 patents to his name, will be giving a preview of his latest revolutionary idea for mechanical watches.
Startup & Carats, organized with the support of ITA (Italian Trade Agency), will provide a new launching pad for synergies and collaborations by promoting communication and relations between all the stakeholders in attendance and the most dynamic start-ups and SMEs.
Safety first and foremost at VOS with the deployment of the #SAFEBUSINESS by IEG plan, the project that ensures a safe yet agile trade show experience, and the GBAC STAR™ accreditation (the global certification program regarding the correct practices, procedures and systems to meet the international standards of cleanliness, disinfection and infectious disease prevention for facilities and staff promoted by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, that IEG has obtained for all its premises, the first trade show and congress organizer in Italy to do so.
An international hub of reference for the entire industry, the September edition of VO boasts the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), and also enjoys the solid presence of associations such as Confindustria Federorafi, Confartigianato Orafi, Confcommercio Federpreziosi, CNA Orafi, Confimi Industria Jewellery and Silver Category, Assocoral, AFEMO – Italian Association of Jewellery Machinery Manufacturers and Exporters and, on an international scale, CIBJO – World Jewellery Confederation.
The show will also resound among Vicenza’s splendid streets with VIOFF, Vicenzaoro’s Off Show event: the sixth edition, entitled “A GOLDEN JOURNEY”, will provide an enthralling artistic and entertainment offer in a virtuous blend of business and culture.
IEG – Italian Exhibition Group is also presenting VO’ Clock, the B2B event entirely devoted to contemporary watchmaking, as part of VOS – Vicenzaoro September 2021.
VO’ Clock will be hosting 23 mechanical and quartz watch brands exhibiting new entries and previews of collections and models for national and international buyers.
The exhibitors will include: Meccaniche Veloci, founded in Milan in 2006, which combines creative Italian spirit with the best watchmaking tradition of Geneva; Cyrus, a Swiss company that embodies a perfect balance between tradition and innovation; Corum, which, since 1955, has been driving the watch towards new horizons by creating iconic pieces such as the Coin Watch, worn by Bill Clinton and Andy Warhol; Victorinox, the company that created the historic Swiss army knife and also makes watches, uniting mechanical excellence, impeccable aesthetics and uncompromising precision; Meistersinger, world famous for its elegant one-hand watches with their functional design; Junghans, a German firm that combines artisan workmanship, innovative thinking, passion and a love for detail.
VO’ Clock originates from IEG’s desire to promote the technical expertise, design and innovation in today’s watches by providing a specific and exclusive stage. The aim is to favour and create long-lasting commercial relations between international distribution and the jewellery brands attending Europe’s most anticipated event.
VOS deploys its own contemporary watch community with a selection of ultra-modern, artisan and design brands as well as the latest technological models, an expression of the new concept of time.
IEG’s timepiece enhancement perspective is therefore further enriched. In fact, VO’ Clock joins VO Vintage, the event devoted to vintage watches and jewellery, scheduled to take place from Saturday 11th to Monday 13th September in the foyer on the first floor of Vicenza Expo Centre, will feature four of the most important dealers and the sector’s top experts.
A programme of conferences, workshops and meetings completes IEG’s offer with exclusive events, including the much-awaited talk with Vincent Calabrese who has announced a revolutionary innovation for timepiece mechanics.
Source: Italian Exhibition Group (IEG)