Training and strategic and technical skills for professionals in the gold and jewellery sector will be in the spotlight at Vicenzaoro September (VOS) 2023, from 8th to 12th September at Vicenza Expo Centre together with VO’Clock Privé (8th – 10th September), the event open to contemporary watchmaking enthusiasts. Organised by Italian Exhibition Group – IEG, the international exhibition is the entire gold and jewellery supply chain’s appointment where current and future operators can meet, update and broaden their knowledge.
THE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL MARKET AND VICENZA EXPORTS
Made in Italy and international market trend analysis will open the VOS events on Friday 8th September at 11.30 am with a presentation of the data by Intesa Sanpaolo’s Study and Research Department in collaboration with Club degli Orafi Italia. Monday, 11th September, Confartigianato Imprese Vicenza will focus on exports and the competitive positioning of companies in the Vicenza gold district with Sara Ferretti, Head of the Gold and Jewellery System, and Vladi Riva, Head of the International Department.
NATURAL AND LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS, THE CURRENT STATE OF PLAY
Vicenzaoro will take a close look at the correct marketing strategies for the diamond market with scrutiny of one of the sector’s most debated topics: the difference between natural and lab-grown diamond. This will be discussed on Sunday 10th September during the Gem Talk organised by I.G.I. (Italian Gemmological Institute), providing the public with tools and indications for operating responsibly. The panel, moderated by Loredana Prosperi, director of IGI Milano, includes Luigi Cosma, president of Borsa Diamanti d’Italia, Thierry Silber, founder & CEO of Madestones, and Daniel Nyfeler, managing director of Gubelin Gem Lab Ltd.
THE FIGHT AGAINST COUNTERFEITING
On Sunday 10th, in cooperation with CIBJO – World Jewellery Confederation, Sara Yood, Deputy General Counsel, Jewellers Vigilance Committee, will be giving a seminar on intellectual property protection as a key asset in the jewellery and watch industry. Moderated by Lisa Koenigsberg, Initiatives in Arts and Culture, “Defending what’s yours: IP in the jewellery and watch industry” event will outline the legal options in regard to theft or infringement of copyrights, patents and trademarks on both the design and marketing fronts.
JEWELLERY RETAIL: STRATEGIES FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
Empathy, attentiveness and emotional intelligence as well as creativity and narrative skills are fundamental for those who weaves the dialogue with end customers. On Saturday 9th September, the retailer’s perspective will be explained at Assogemme’s talk on “Humanity as a competitive advantage: the strategic role of independent jewellers” by Carlo Bartorelli, president and sole director of Bartorelli 1882 spa, one of the oldest and most important jewellery groups in Italy. In addition to the Bartorelli multi-brand shops in Italy, it also manages the Bulgari and Hublot mono-brand boutiques in Forte dei Marmi (Tuscany) and the brand new Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC openings, scheduled within the end of 2023.
The discussion will continue on Sunday with Federpreziosi Confcommercio’s Retail Talk focused on motivation, values and soft skills as strategic weapons for the jeweller. Guest speakers will include award- winning cycling champion Francesco Moser.
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