VICENZAORO Winter Ends on a good note
The 2013 edition of VICENZAORO Winter, the International Gold and Jewellery Show, and T-GOLD, the Show specifically for gold processing machinery and technology, came to a close today, January 24, 2013. All the leading world jewellery players had gathered in Vicenza to open the international gold and jewellery trade fair calendar. VICENZAORO confirmed its business hub role with 1,500 exhibiting companies, buyers and retailers from over 120 different countries, the media, designers, stylists, trendsetters and technicians. The January VICENZAORO, strategically scheduled at the beginning of the year, provided the first indications on how the market is going, and a shimmer of cautious optimism. The traders were able to make positive judgments on business and on-going orders; the influx of international retail confirmed VICENZAORO Winter's key role in providing a chance to further business and to plan the coming year while Italian retail, despite being blighted by a persistently complex market context, showed signs of renewed interest. Roberto Ditri, President of Fiera di Vicenza said, "I would like to thank our company partners for this wonderful edition of VICENZAORO for all the new ideas and the great variety of the jewellery on display, their evident research and extremely qualified offer. The influx of visitors is a positive sign for the jewellery world, especially for Italian-made products. If the abundance of Italian traders is a good sign, then the presence of foreigners, particularly in terms of the quality and determination of the buyers, is extremely significant. At the moment the economy of the jewellery industry is being dragged along by the foreign markets, especially non-European ones, and for this reason, the fact that we saw retailers from Canada, the United States and Central America, Russia and the ex Soviet Republics, Asia, the Middle East and Turkey, is enormously satisfying. The increase in the numbers of people coming from the Balkans and Greece is also interesting. It is the result of keen and professional teamwork, a team that Fiera di Vicenza can count on and that, during 2012, worked hard on the main markets to promote VICENZAORO brand awareness and guarantee greater attendance at the event: it is our contribution towards boosting the importance of Italian production and industry in the territory."