The January 2023 edition of the Vicenza gold jewellery fair (Vicenzaoro) reported all-time high attendance, organisers said.
“Foreign buyers doubled compared to the 2022 winter edition (+105%) and the +11.5% attendance is an all-time record, compared to the pre-pandemic edition of January 2020, despite the fact that Vicenzaoro 2023 was one day shorter,” a statement said.
Foreign attendance was close to 60% of the total, from 136 countries, with Europe accounting for 54.5%, the Middle East 9.5%, Asia 9%, Turkey 9%, North America 7.2%, Africa 5.4% and Latin America 4.7%.
Among the most represented individual countries were the United States and Turkey; from Europe, Greece, Germany, Spain, the UK and France, were highly represented; from the Middle East, visitors from the United Arab Emirates, Israel and Saudi Arabia turned out strongly; and from Asia, visitors from India, Japan and Thailand showed up in high numbers.
Italian attendance from all regions was very positive, with Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio and Sicily showing an increase of over 20% compared to pre-pandemic times.
As previously reported, the January 2023 edition of Vicenzaoro had an all-time high number of exhibitors, exceeding 1,300.