Sustainability, innovation and technology, design and trends: three mainstream themes for three days of meetings at the trade show with producers, buyers, journalists, opinion leaders, associations and trend setters on The Stage of Voice (Hall 7) and VO Square (Hall 6), in complete safety, thanks to IEG’s #safebusiness protocol. The works will open on Saturday, 12th September with an exclusive interview on the future challenges of Made in Italy with Jerome Favier, CEO at Damiani. That will be followed by the talk entitled “How we see the Future” which will outline the opinions of the new generation of entrepreneurs on cross-contamination with the fashion world, digital innovation, inspiration from new tools. In the afternoon, focus on sustainability, with two CIBJO seminars on the post-Covid repercussions on CSR and sustainability and the entrepreneurial initiative of five African artists and designers.
Taking the stage on Sunday, 13th September will be themes linked to the world of Innovation and technology with opinion leaders, associations and entrepreneurs taking a close look in collaboration with Club degli Orafi Italia. Insights into the world of diamonds will be presented exclusively in Vicenza by De Beers. Assocoral and Cibjo will once again be collaborating, this time with a central objective: classifying the color range of Mediterranean coral. VOICE will therefore be an important moment along the route to defining an international standard with a specific name created to help traders and consumers to better identify the various shades of this precious material.
Monday, 14th September, will be the moment for trends and design. From the VO+ Talk entitled “Filling the gap: what’s missing between Brand and Retail” to the highly-awaited Trendvision Talk on cultural phenomena and style directions from Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting, lEG’s independent jewelry observatory, which will also be presenting the 19th “The Jewellery Trendbook 2022+” in its digital version that provides an overview of consumer trends for the coming months.
Monday will also put watches on stage with a talk entitled “On-line anti-counterfeiting, tools and strategies” organized by Assorologi. The debate will feature an intervention from President Mario Peserico and Dody Giussani, Editor in Chief of L’Orologio, will be moderating.
Running for the entire duration of the Show will be Digital Talks on digital innovations for retail in collaboration with Confcommercio Federpreziosi, and Gem Talks will provide important insights into the universe of stones with the Istituto Gemmologico Italiano. Lastly, thanks to the Fondazione Studi Universitari di Vicenza, Competence Partner of VOICE, there will also be a cycle of meetings with teachers from the universities of Vicenza, Padua, Verona and Venice’s IUAV on the most relevant business topics.
With a new exhibition layout to present the companies’ products and latest ideas at the show and the involvement of high-value partners including UBI Banca, VOICE will host the entire Community and opinion leaders in a huge Summit to discuss the state of the industry and future developments. A new communication and business platform, generated from a solid base, will englobe all the experience and skills developed over the years by Vicenzaoro, providing the ideal stage on which the sector’s main players will be able to perform to a national and international, physical and virtual audience through a multi-channel strategy set up with the support of IEG’s Digital Partner Alkemy, the leading Italian digital transformation company.
With the live attendance of over 300 jewellery companies and the sector’s leading players, the debate on the gold-jewelry world shifts to VOICE - Vicenzaoro International Community Event, the innovative format that Italian Exhibition Group is organizing live in Vicenza from 12th to 14th September 2020.
The full program is available on https://www.vicenzaoro.com/en/voice