The industry’s top voices at Vicenzaoro
Among the speakers of the next edition of Vicenzaoro September there will be key figures of the industry including authoritative voices of entrepreneurs, institutions, though leaders and key global jewellery influencers such as Guido Grassi Damiani, president of the Damiani Group and of the Ethics Committee of Assogemme, Julien Stervinou, Head of Sustainable Innovation Lab for Watches & Jewelry at Kering, Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director of the Watch & Jewelery Initiative, Lynn Yeager, writer for Vogue USA and the New York Times, Marianne Fisher and Ida Faerber, who represent the fourth generation of two global brands in the antique and vintage jewellery trade.
Guido Grassi Damiani will participate in the talk organized by Assogemme to give full value to the professionalism of Italian jewelers and to clarify the distinction between true and false in the field of jewellery.
“True is beautiful. The importance and value of natural diamonds for Italian jewellery" will be introduced by the president of Assogemme Paolo Cesari and the president of Federorafi Claudia Piaserico.
Also from the Damiani Group, the CEO Jerome Favier on the afternoon of Friday September 9 will give an overview of the market challenges and the strategic choices that will mark the future development of the maison.
Instead, Stefania Trenti, Head of Industry Research of the Intesa Sanpaolo Studies and Research Department, and Augusto Ungarelli, president of Vendorafa Lombardi and past president of Club degli Orafi Italia, will take the picture of the state of the art of the Italian goldsmith-jewellery chain. The talk entitled “The Italian goldsmith sector, a complex and uncertain scenario”, organized in collaboration with the Club degli Orafi Italia, will present the results of the sector research carried out by the Intesa Sanpaolo Study Center.
Furthermore, the goldsmith-jewellery industry, like other global supply chains, is also involved in the digital economy, which is amplifiying its creativity and sales channels with blockchain technologies and the evolution of the web in the metaverse. Outlining its medium-term effects on Saturday 10 September "Chromaverse. How the Metaverse and NFT's are effecting Consumers and the Jewelery sector", the Trendvison Jewellery + Forecasting event conducted by Paola De Luca, creative director and co-founder with IEG, on the occasion of the preview presentation of the new Trendbook 2024+. Guest will include Rebecca Forster, president of Hearts on Fire, Angie Marei, founder & fine jewellery designer of Marei New York, Anna Adriani, marketing director of Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS in Venice , Naman Sidharth, co-founder of NFJ Labs, and the return to Vicenzaoro of Lynn Yeager, contributor to Vogue USA and the New York Times.
Following, Sunday December 11 "A new paradigm for marketing diamond jewellery: shifting the focus from men to women" the first of the two seminars of CIBJO, the World Confederation of Jewellery. It will focus on the new social roles that women claim in the purchase of jewels and precious, with the introduction of the president Gaetano Cavalieri and the interventions of Julien Stervinou, Head of Sustainable Innovation Lab for Watches & Jewellery of Kering, Mina El Hadraoui, director of Natural Diamond Council France, journalist Bérengère Treussard of Like AB, and moderators Edward Johnson (Edward Johnson Consulting) and Elle Hill (Hill & Co). The second event, “Developing a global approach to jewellery supply chain regulation”, will examine the various opportunities for regulating the gold and jewellery supply chain on a global scale. Speakers include Iris Van der Veken, executive director of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative, Tiffany Steven, President and CEO of Jewelers' Vigilance Committee USA, Sara Yood, Deputy General Counsel of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee USA and John Mulligan, Market Relations & Climate Change Lead by World Gold Council.
On Sunday September 11 Ellen Joncheere, CEO of HRD Antwerp, and Gaetano Cavalieri, president of CIBJO which sponsors the initiative together with Italian Exhibition Group, will present the new edition of the HRD Design Awards whose award ceremony will be hosted in Vicenzaoro January 2023, through the creative ideas to improve the sector developed by three young talents, finalists of past editions of the competition.
On Saturday September 10, vintage and antique jewellery will be the protagonists analyzing the jewel between past and modernity.
The iconic value of precious items will be told by those who have three generations of research and trade in unique pieces behind them, which are the very history of the jewel. Marianne Fisher at the helm of Paul Fisher Inc. and Ida Faerber of Faerber Collection will talk with Amanda Triossi, jewellery historian, author and curator, and Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, Director Jewellery Specialist at Sotheby's, in the talk “Vintage and antique jewellery: among past and modernity ”, edited and moderated by Donatella Zappieri, jewellery business consultant.
The in-depth study on vintage jewellery enriches the articulated program of talks and seminars open to the public of VO Vintage, the event that from September 9 to 11 will welcome in the foyer on the first floor of the Vicenza Exhibition Centre experts, collectors and lovers of fine vintage watches and jewellery such as Ugo Pancani, Sandro Fratini and Bruno Bergamaschi.
The reported events can also be followed in streaming on The Jewellery Golden Cloud platform with simultaneous translation service.
Here the complete program of events continuously updated