Italy’s highly-anticipated jewellery trade shows and industry exhibits VicenzaOro, VO Vintage and T. Gold have been moved to March, due to COVID-related restrictions following a surge of cases that has greeted Italy in the New Year.
According to organisers Italian Exhibition Group, the new schedules will be 17 to 21 March for VicenzaOro and T. Gold, while VO Vintage will be run from 18 to 20 March.
“The protection of the health of exhibitors, visitors and workers and the economic interests of the companies involved in the event is a priority,” the organisers explained on its website, citing “current pandemic indicators do not allow a significant visit both from Italy and from abroad, thus making it impossible to hold a trade fair event that can satisfy exhibitors and visitors.”
Days before, the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Signature 2022 organised by the government-backed Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council was also been called-off indefinitely due to similar circumstances.
The IIJS Signature 2022 was initially scheduled for 6 to 9 January at the JIO World Convention Centre in Mumbai.