Less than a month since the debut of "Jewellery, Gem and Technology Dubai", the new B2B show created by IEG Italian Exhibition Group and organized in collaboration with Informa Markets, the curtain has been raised on Vicenzaoro, currently the most prestigious and complete business and cultural platform in Europe dedicated to the gold and jewelry sector, which, for this exceptional spring edition, cuts the starting ribbon with over 1,000 exhibiting brands. A unique moment to rediscover the best of Made in Italy manufacturing and worldwide excellence, not only in terms of finished products but also of the entire supply chain, as the claim "All at Once" clearly emphasizes. Held at the same time, T.Gold, the now historic show for the most innovative machinery and technologies applied to gold and jewelry and organized in partnership with AFEMO. The fruitful collaboration with ITA (Italian Trade Agency) is also continuing its Startup & Carats project, an area reserved for small and medium-sized enterprises operating in technological development, from processing to distribution, including software and devices that look to the near future of jewelry. And so, Vicenzaoro once again represents an extraordinary scenario for launching the industry’s very latest new entries. This edition, for example, will see the debut of a contemporary watchmaking “lounge.” While vintage timepieces made their stage appearance at last September’s edition, it is now the turn of the latest generation, the result of development and cutting-edge research, to be under the VO' Clock Privé spotlights from 18th to 20th March. Among the first to confirm their attendance in recent months were luxury & global brands and important independent makes such as Zenith, Girard-Perregaux, Eberhard & Co., Corum, Perrelet, Vincent Calabrese, Locman Italy, Junghans, Wyler Vetta and Timex, to which others have since been added to complete a list of around twenty names, offering a rich and varied "timelapse" of the market. This area will be further enriched by the contribution of haute horlogerie experts who, on Saturday and Sunday, will take the stage for a series of lectio brevis for enthusiasts and specialists. Attention to training, another leitmotif dear to IEG, will return with a series of appointments scheduled over the 5-day event. One of the most strategic of these will be the TAM (Textile, Clothing and Fashion) Network assembly, made up of 85 High Schools and Technical Institutes, which will take place on Saturday (Sala Tiziano, 9.30 am-5.30 pm). An event that Marco Carniello, Global Exhibition Director of IEG's Jewellery & Fashion, comments on as follows: «Getting young people to approach the business world is now a crucial “X factor” and we are doing our part to facilitate dialogue between those looking for work and those who do not yet have a clear idea about their future and may never have considered making goldsmithing their profession. Proof of this is the collaboration we are pursuing with Confindustria Federorafi, together with President Claudia Piaserico and Vice-President Alessia Crivelli, regarding educational issues. With them and many other institutions, numerous projects that aim to strengthen the offer of high schools in the field of training for the jewelry industry are already underway.» Alongside T. Gold, the Jewelry Technology Forum will also be held on Sunday 20th. A symposium organized in partnership with Legor Group and now at its 17th edition, the forum will feature no less than 12 talks touching on important issues, including sustainability - a recurring theme that will guide many of the other events scheduled on the Main Stage of Hall 7 at Vicenzaoro. From 9 am to 5 pm, in Sala Tiziano, CIBJO will be holding its first General Assembly, with about fifty delegates from all over the world, who will be able to discuss the cult theme of sustainability. The Main Stage will also host numerous talks, in TV, Digital and Gem versions, respectively dedicated to design trends, the online world and gemology.