Vicenzaoro September closes its 2022 edition by recovering and\u00a0 surpassing pre-pandemic results. The overall number of visits was up 10% compared to 2019 with an explosion\u00a0 of foreign attendances showing an increase of 20%. Over half of the total attendance was international (51%),\u00a0 rom 124 countries worldwide.\u00a0 \r\n\r\nTo date, total media contacts have reached 92 million gross, of which 29 million are from the foreign press.\u00a0 Over 20 million viewings (impressions) on Vicenzaoro's social channels during the event, while professional\u00a0 operator viewings of exhibitor profiles on The Jewellery Golden Cloud B2B platform exceeded 125 thousand.\r\n\r\nGlobal business has returned to Vicenza. Italian Exhibition Group's international gold and jewellery show confirms its role as a hub for business, training, information and networking with figures that prove it to be an\u00a0 increasingly important point of reference for the sector\u2019s international community, both in terms of new\u00a0 products and its ability to anticipate market trends with its four communities: Icon, Creation, Look and the\u00a0 Design Room.\r\n\r\nTo be more precise, foreign attendance saw Europe as the most represented with Spain (7.3%), France (5.5%)\u00a0 and Germany (5.1%) in the lead. Among non-European countries, the United States (5.7% of the total) took first\u00a0 place. Good attendance also from Turkey (3.3%) and the Middle East, especially Israel (2.5%) and the UAE\u00a0 (2.3%). Also returning were India (1.9%) and Latin America with, Mexico, Colombia (both at 1%) and Brazil\u00a0 (0.7%).\r\n\r\nNumbers that allow market players to breathe an air of optimism with over one thousand brands exhibiting at\u00a0 Vicenza and that confirm the vibrancy of Italian exports, up by +36.5% between January and May 2022.\u00a0 According to the snapshot presented at Vicenzaoro by Federorafi, data processing by Confindustria Moda\u2019s Study Centre based on ISTAT data shows the United States in first position with +24.9% of exports compared to\u00a0 the same period of 2021 (+115 million euros, in absolute value), followed by Switzerland at +31.4% and the Arab\u00a0 Emirates at +23.3%.\r\n\r\nVicenzaoro September also confirmed its role as an international reference point due to the entire institutional\u00a0 and associative world being in attendance, from Confindustria Federorafi, Confartigianato Orafi,\r\n\r\nConfcommercio Federpreziosi, CNA Orafi, Confimi Industria Gold and Silver Category to Assogemme,\u00a0 Assocoral and AFEMO - Association of Jewellery Machinery Manufacturers and Exporters, CIBJO - World\u00a0 Jewellery Confederation, MAECI and ITA, and key figures from the global industry, such as Cyrille Vigneron,\u00a0 President and CEO of Cartier, and Guido Grassi Damiani, President of the Damiani group.\r\n\r\nA full-blown success also for VO Vintage, the spin-off dedicated to fine vintage watches and jewellery, which\u00a0 saw an increase in the B2C attendance of Italian and international enthusiasts and collectors. A market and\u00a0 lounge in which knowledge was gained on the value that watches and jewellery represent as forms of\u00a0 investment, thanks to panels featuring key figures such as Ugo Pancani from FHH - Fondation de la Haute\u00a0 Horlogerie.\r\n\r\nNext appointment for the community is at Vicenzaoro January from 20th to 24th January 2023.\r\n\r\nWHAT THE EXHIBITORS SAY\r\n\r\nGiacomo Pieroni, Sales Manager and Co-founder of Rue des Mille: "It was an extremely positive edition marked\u00a0 by excellent attendance and general optimism. In addition to the Italian market, we also met buyers from the\u00a0 United States, Israel, Estonia, Montenegro, Greece and Spain. In general, despite the pandemic, the sector has\u00a0 held up very well and has rediscovered its strength, as has Vicenzaoro, a show that we have strongly believed in\u00a0 since 2013, the year we founded our brand. It is the right course."\r\n\r\nMassimo Gismondi, CEO of GISMONDI 1754: "The foreign attendance, both from overseas and Europe, was\u00a0 very good for us in terms of potential and new dealers, with quality visits in line with our positioning and what\u00a0 we are looking for. We also experienced interest and propensity for the future, all positive signs.\u00bb\r\n\r\nLuca Stefanini, CEO of Roberto Demeglio: "After the pandemic, we recorded a complete turnaround at the\u00a0 show, which saw a significant increase in interest on the part of the international public. On a commercial level,\u00a0 the show went very well with customers attending mainly from Europe but also from Australia and America."\r\n\r\nEnzo Lazzerini, General Manager of Novecentonovantanove Firenze: "As at last March's edition, we were\u00a0 pleased to see a positive trend during these days of the show. To be more exact, we noticed an increase in\u00a0 international visitors from many European countries and beyond: a sign of restart and re-opening for the foreign\u00a0 market as well."\r\n\r\nNico Clary, Head of wholesale for Faberg\u00e9: "Vicenzaoro September 2022 was a very successful event for\u00a0 Faberg\u00e9 in terms of business, visitors and press, despite a complicated socio-economic and political period. We\u00a0 are extremely satisfied because we met many of our partners and developed new contacts and relations from\u00a0 all over the world in an edition that provided the stage for us to exhibit our object d'art dedicated to Game of\u00a0 Thrones, a unique piece presented for the first time in Europe at Vicenzaoro."\r\n\r\nStefano Migliorini, owner of Migliorini Gioielli: "This edition of Vicenzaoro September not only confirmed the\u00a0 positive trend that the sector has been experiencing over the last two years, it also witnessed a growing pace.\u00a0 What impressed us over these five days was the quality and high profile of the buyers from every geographical\u00a0 area. In addition to Europe, we consolidated and activated relationships with visitors from the USA, Japan, Israel\u00a0 and the entire Middle East, all driven by enormous enthusiasm and motivated in their search for new ideas, a\u00a0 fundamental element for a company like ours to test the product on strategic markets."\r\n\r\nFederico Zonta, CEO of D\u2019orica: "This edition of Vicenzaoro confirmed the already positive trend of the current\u00a0 year. It provided an opportunity to meet customers that we hadn\u2019t seen for a long time because of the pandemic\u00a0 and who have shown marked confidence in the D'orica product. We also received requests from buyers from\u00a0 different countries, who expressed their appreciation for the authenticity of our product and our company\u00a0 philosophy, giving us the chance to open up to interesting new markets."