At the center of the VISIO.NEXT Summit discussion on Sustainable Creativity, the importance of a transparent and ethical supply chain. Without undermining the importance of made in Italy design
If there is a word that has been dominating the international scene in the last few years, that word is certainly sustainability. And what better place than Vicenzaoro to combine it with the absolute idea of creativity? The six days of the Show which, from today until 23rd January, will see the top players from the entire international jewelry chain taking the field, will provide a unique chance to collect food for thought and find solutions to real problems, in a direct confrontation with those who, for years, have placed this “new” value at the center of their way of working. First and foremost, Italian Exhibition Group, which, as a leading trade show organizer with over 50 shows programmed every year in Italy and abroad, began some time ago to ride this long wave, even becoming the promoter of new entrepreneurial strategies aimed at sustainability. Kicking of the work at this first 2019 edition, will the by now customary VISIO.NEXT Summit, which will introduce the Sustainable Creativity theme calling important panelists to the stage, among internationally cited journalists and buyers and famous designers, as well as an entrepreneur acting here as the representative for the 168 exhibitors at T.Gold, the event specifically for high-tech applied to jewellery that runs alongside Vicenzaoro. But what do the next few days hold in store? On Saturday, Cibjo and IGI, the Italian Gemological Institute, will be flanking the Federation for European Education in Gemology (FEEG) in staging the “Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability” conference. On Sunday, while T.Gold will be busy with the JTF, Jewelry Technology Forum, workshops, which will be taking a detailed look at problems and new frontiers in high-tech, inside the jewelry Show, Club degli Orafi will be focusing attention on “Sustainable R/evolution. Creating value through social purpose”, thanks to contributions from brands such as Bulgari and LVMH, Liverino 1984 and the World Gold Council. Then Trendvision’s seminar, moderated by Forecaster & Creative Director Paola De Luca, will be taking a look at the latest world trends, and lastly, there will be the customary appointments, such as Digital Talks and Gem Talks, providing particular moments in which to find out, from the former, how best to exploit the social networks and marketplace and from the latter, all the multi-faceted aspects of the “greenest” precious stone, the emerald.