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ITALIAN JEWELLERY AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION UNDER THE SPOTLIGHTS AT THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW 2014

FIERA DI VICENZA AND HKTDC STRENGTHEN THEIR PARTNERSHIP

The two main organizers of jewellery exhibitions of all continents, Fiera di Vicenza and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) team up to bring to the fore the design and innovation of international jewellery at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (HKIJS). Following the success of 2013, the two trade show companies deepen their mutual cooperation, with a view to next year’s edition.

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During VICENZAORO Fall, the international showcase of jewellery that will take place until 11 September, Fiera di Vicenza and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council have renewed their partnership with an agreement that follows and reinforces the agreement signed in 2012.

The cooperation agreement signed by Paolo Mantovani, President of Fiera di Vicenza, and by Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of HKTDC, lays the foundation for a strategic alliance between Fiera di Vicenza and HKTDC and outlines the scope of the current and future collaboration to encourage greater cooperation with Italian companies, with particular focus on their cutting-edge technology for the production of jewels and the research activity on Mega Trends carried out by the TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting, Independent World Forecasting Observatory on Jewellery and Cross-Industry Luxury.

Considering the leadership of Italian companies in the technology for the jewellery industry,  Fiera di Vicenza will organise for the first time the T-Gold International Pavilion during the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (HKIJS) 2014 to present the most innovative technological solutions proposed by the Italian industry for the production of jewellery. Also the Trend Area, designed and created by TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting, will be back, considering that it attained a remarkable interest and success at the HKIJS 2013.

“The partnership between Fiera di Vicenza and HKTDC, organiser of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, allows us to develop joint promotional strategies – says Paolo Mantovani, President of Fiera di Vicenza – and this is a clear example of the internationalization process envisaged in the guidelines for updating the Strategic Plan FDV 2013-2017. The goal is to transform Fiera di Vicenza and VICENZAORO into a platform for the worldwide promotion of the Italian excellence manufacturing and technological innovation, as well as into a provider of high value-added services aimed to the qualification and promotion of the involved sectors. In this context, it is strategic for Fiera di Vicenza to initiate close, practical collaboration with the trade associations in their role as a link with the companies they represent, and to set up or consolidate international strategic partnerships in order to strengthen internationalisation”.

The General Manager of Fiera di Vicenza Corrado Facco: “I am very happy that this project has been launched, since it represents an important target within the framework of the strategic presence of our know-how in the global market. We have worked on this project with HKTDC in the last 24 months and, starting from 2014, we will, therefore, add to our offering range a new interesting initiative. This renewed agreement shows that Fiera di Vicenza masters the ability to get across the world and modulate its offering, featuring specific design characteristics making it an innovative point of reference. We have created a global comprehensive interconnection with markets, proposing Fiera di Vicenza as an international platform supporting business networking and also as a place where to exchange ideas and know-how”.

“Under the new collaboration, an extraordinary breadth and depth of Italian Jewellery will dazzle brighter than ever in the face of global buyers brought by the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show in 2014.” , says Benjamin Chau Deputy Executive Director of HKTDC.

Our new collaboration will be further magnified by the new arrangement of “2 Shows 2 Venues” at the Hong Kong Jewellery Show in 2014. The Show will split into two brilliant shows at two great venues in response to the compelling demand for exhibition space: Finished jewellery products will be exhibited at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (5-9 Mar.) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, while the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show (3-7 Mar.) will be a specialised trade platform for loose stones and raw materials in the AsiaWorld-Expo. This initiative will provide dedicated trade platforms which are more professional and focused for the product categories concerned.”

Robust Trade Tie and Show Involvement

The deep partnership between Fiera di Vicenza and HKTDC comes against the backdrop of the brisk jewellery trade between Hong Kong and Italy. Italy ranked the sixth largest supplier of fine jewellery to Hong Kong in 2012. In the first 6 months of 2013, the total import of fine jewellery into Hong Kong from Italy was valued at EUR 257 million (USD 339 million), an increase by 12.6%, year-on-year. Reciprocally, fine jewellery worth EUR 52 million (USD 68 million) was exported from Hong Kong to Italy.

About Fiera di Vicenza

VICENZAORO – with the international Exhibitions of Jewellery and Gold and with T-GOLD – is the showcase of the whole industry chain, from technological innovation to jewellery, a leader in Europe, and among the top exhibitions in the B2B world. There are about 2,000 companies and national and international brands exhibiting annually at VICENZAORO. VICENZAORO is the focal point for famous international manufacturers, a facilitator and a partner of the distribution sector where the most qualified buyers/retailers, chains and purchasing groups find the most complete offer dedicated to this sector. For more information, please visit: www.vicenzaoro.com 

About HKTDC

A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com

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