Press release 25th October 2014 GOLD/ITALY HAS

Press release 25th October 2014
Considerable focus on business thanks to the ‘Meeting Club’ format and ‘Retail Italy
Project’, two new proposals to capture the interest of international buyers and retailers.
From today until Monday October 27th in the Fair at Arezzo
Today saw the opening of GOLD/ITALY, the Arezzo Fiere e Congressi event specifically for Made in
Italy jewellery, gold and bijoux.
Until 27th October, GOLD/ITALY will not only be Made in Italy's glamour showcase but also, and
above all, a meeting point between supply and demand, where 220 exhibiting companies from the
main Italian gold districts will be dialoguing with buyers, wholesalers, retailers, chain stores,
importers and exporters from Italy and over 50 other countries.
The opening ceremony, attended by Authorities and representatives from the economic world, was
purposefully a 'minimal' affair: the President of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, Andrea Boldi and the
Artistic Director, Beppe Angiolini, thus aimed at underlining the strong spirit of practicality that is the
very essence of this show.
“In a market where the dynamics are becoming increasingly complex at a global level," said
President Boldi, "it is essential to focus on the only objective that really counts: creating the
conditions so that exhibiting companies can approach the markets, both traditional and new, by
intercepting changes in demand and favouring contact between those who sell and those who buy.
I believe that this is the main function of a trade fair and with Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, we intend
to constantly strengthen this commitment.”
For this edition of GOLD/ITALY in fact, Arezzo Fiere e Congressi is proposing two new projects
aimed at giving concrete support to exhibitor business. One is the exclusive "Meeting Club" format
which involves a delegation of 240 top buyers from 50 different countries. The formula foresees the
organisation of targeted meetings between companies and buyers, predefined on the basis of the
characteristics of the goods that each exhibitor is offering and, after accurate research and
selection by partners on the most promising markets.
A particularly interesting factor is that, for the very first time, emerging countries like Kyrgyzstan,
Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and other states that arose out of the ex Soviet Union, are 'taking a look' at
Arezzo and the Italian market.
The project was made possible thanks also to the participation of Regione Toscana and Toscana
Promozione, the Arezzo Chamber of Commerce and ITA– Italian Trade Agency for the promotion
of Italian companies abroad and their internationalisation.
The second new idea this year is the “Retail Italy Project” devised and supported by Arezzo Fiere
e Congressi to further extend the commercial offer: 160 selected retailers will be visiting the trade
fair and will be able to meet the companies. The project will continue throughout the year in order
to provide a constant assistance service to selected retailers and exhibiting companies.
The opening day was not without opportunities for confrontation and for discovering developments
in the market and consumer behaviour. These were the topics discussed at a round table, chaired
by the television fashion journalist, Cinzia Malvini, and entitled: “Glam Lab Talk: when a detail
makes the difference” with Beppe Angiolini, President of the Camera Italiana dei Buyer della Moda,
Elisabetta Barracchia, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Accessory and Vogue Gioiello, actors Luca
Argentero and Myriam Catania, journalists Paola Cacianti, special correspondent for Costume
Moda Cultura Rai 1 – Tg1; Elisabella Falciola, senior editor and person in charge of fashion at
TG5, and designers Chiara Boni and Gianluca Capannolo.
Press Office
Cinzia Di Rosa
(+ 39) 347/1010498
[email protected]
Gloria Bastieri
(+39) 0575 936261
[email protected]
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