Tomorrow will see the start of the 41st edition of Oroarezzo 2022 , the IEG – Italian Exhibition Group event that, back in physical form, will host and promote the very best of jewellery manufacturing from Italian and international gold districts. The spotlight will be on the concept of “The Art of Manufacturing”: from manufacturing to design, from technology to sustainability and sector operator training, all staged in the city of Arezzo, home to a gold district that recorded a +23.5% growth compared to the pre-crisis level in 2019 (2022 Tuscan District monitor drafted by Intesa Sanpaolo’s Studies and Research Department).
The programme includes a technical workshop with Confindustria Federorafi, in collaboration with Consulta Orafa Aretina, on sustainability and the relative certifications as drivers of innovation and supply chain enhancement.
Oroarezzo will also showcase the creations competing in the 31st edition of Première – 58 interpretations of the bracelet – and will announce the winners that best express Made in Italy excellence.

The opening ceremony, scheduled to take place at 11. 30 am and moderated by Marco Carniello, Global Exhibition Director of the Jewellery & Fashion Division at Italian Exhibition Group, will be attended by Lorenzo Cagnoni, President of Italian Exhibition Group, Ferrer Vannetti, President of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, Alessandro Ghinelli, Mayor of Arezzo, Silvia Chiassai Martini, President of the Province of Arezzo, Massimo Guasconi, President of the Arezzo-Siena Chamber of Commerce, Luca Parrini, President of Goldsmiths’ and Silversmiths’ Federation Confartigianato, representing the trade associations, Maria Maddalena del Grosso, Consumer Goods Manager at the Italian Trade Agency, and Sen. Tiziana Nisini, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies. The President of the Tuscany Region, Eugenio Giani, was invited.

About 200 foreign buyers from around 50 countries, including the Middle East, Africa and Europe, especially Eastern Europe, will be hosted thanks to the incoming programme launched by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ITA. Buyers will also be attending from the United States and South American countries such as Argentina, Mexico and Chile, as well as from Canada and South East Asia, in particular Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. More than 300 exhibiting brands will be ready to welcome them in the halls of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi with an offer ranging from goldsmith manufacturing (golds, jewellery, silverware, semi-finished products, stones) to Tech with the most technological processing systems thanks to the collaboration with AFEMO, the Association of Jewellery Machinery Manufacturers and Exporters. There will also be a Cash&Carry area, providing Italian retailers with the chance to buy ready-to-wear items to restock their window displays for the coming season.