Italy’s long-awaited jewelry industry fairs and exhibitions VicenzaOro, VO Vintage and T. Gold were moved in March, due to COVID-related restrictions following a wave of cases that greeted Italy during of the new year.
According to the organizers Italian Exhibition Group, the new times will be March 17-21 for VicenzaOro and T. Gold, while VO Vintage will run from March 18-20.
“Protecting the health of exhibitors, visitors and workers and the economic interests of companies involved in the event is a priority,” organizers explained on its website, citing “current pandemic indicators do not allow for a significant visit both from Italy and abroad, making it impossible to hold a trade fair event that can satisfy exhibitors and visitors.
Days earlier, the India International Jewelery Show (IIJS) Signature 2022 hosted by the government-backed Gem & Jewelery Export Promotion Council had also been indefinitely canceled due to similar circumstances.
The IIJS Signature 2022 was originally scheduled for January 6-9 at the JIO World Convention Center in Mumbai.
COVID claims the cancellation of its first jewelry show for 2022