Vicenzaoro September closes the 2022 edition recovering and surpassing the results of the prepandemic with a 10% increase in overall visits compared to 2019 and with the explosion from abroad that grows by 20%. All this with over half of the total international presences from 124 countries around the world.
Global business then returned to Vicenza confirming the show as a business hub and reference point for the community by offering training, information and networking.
In detail, foreign origins see Europe as the most represented with Spain (7.3%), France (5.5%) and Germany (5.1%) in the lead. Among non-European countries, the United States ranks first (5.7% of the total visitation). Also high is the presence of Turkey (3.3%) and for the Middle East, in particular Israel (2.5%) and UAE (2.3%). India (1.9%) and Latin America are also returning with Mexico, Colombia (both at 1%) and Brazil (0.7%).
Numbers that make market players breathe optimism, with over a thousand exhibiting brands at the Vicenza fair, and that confirm the liveliness of Italian exports, up + 36.5% between January and May 2022 as evidenced by Federorafi in the talk of 9 September 2022. The elaborations of the Confindustria Moda Study Center on ISTAT data confirmed the United States in first position with + 24.9% compared to the same period of 2021 (+115 million euros, in absolute value), followed by from Switzerland + 31.4% and + 23.3% from the United Arab Emirates.
In Vicenzaoro September also the whole institutional and associative world, from Confindustria Federorafi, Confartigianato Goldsmiths, Confcommercio Federpreziosi, CNA Goldsmiths, Confimi Industria Goldsmith and Argentiera in Assogemme, Assocoral and AFEMO - Association of Manufacturers Exporters of Goldsmith Machinery, CIBJO - World Confederation of Jewelery , MAECI and ICE, and key figures in the global industry such as Cyrille Vigneron, president and CEO of Cartier, or Guido Grassi Damiani, president of the Damiani group.
Success also for the spin-off VO Vintage, dedicated to fine vintage watchmaking and jewellery, which has seen an increase in the B2C turnout of Italian and international enthusiasts and collectors, also thanks to panels with key figures such as Ugo Pancani of FHH - Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.