VICENZA, Italy, January 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Great success for the International Opening Summit at VICENZAORO Winter, the first event held on Saturday, 19th January 2013, in Sala Palladio and attended by the main players in the sector, representatives from design, production, communication and distribution.
The global market, the evolved consumer, new social-economic sustainability, the importance of Made in Italy and design were at the center of the roundtable, moderated by the Financial Times journalist Simon Brooke.
"Networking and internationalization are the pillars of the strategic plan of VICENZAORO. That's why we decided to focus our international summit on the theme "The future. Now": we have to be ready for the future now, living today but thinking to tomorrow, because the world is quickly changing" says Roberto Ditri, Fiera di Vicenza chairman.
"SWAROVSKI GEMS™, Swarovski's premium product brand for precision-cut genuine gemstones and created stones, is happy to collaborate with Fiera di Vicenza in the organization of the Opening Summit. The topic of the panel discussion "THE FUTURE.NOW" perfectly matches the brand's ongoing quest for development and innovation and its commitment to shaping the future of the industry.- said Nadia Swarosvski, Member of the Executive Board Swarovski Crystal Business.
"We need to create the opportunities to communicate and interact with architecture, arts etc…That's the key of the future"- commented Joanne Arbuckle, Dean of the School of Art and Design Fashion Instituteof Technology of New York.
Hank Siegel, Owner and President of Hamilton Jewellers, underlined that "The future is bringing our designers to closer collaboration with our clients."
The importance of design and Made in Italy were also key topics of the debate.
Jenny Jing, Editor in Chief Harper's Bazaar Jewelry China, said that "An attractive design is a very key aspect Chinese consumers take care of."
"Italian designers are the number one for Russian consumers", confirmed Arkak Udumyan Vice-President of Estet.
Stephen Webster Founder and Creative Manager for Stephen Webster, summed up his personal experience: "I was influenced by different designers, but I need to express my esthetic, my opinion. That's why at a certain point of my career I broke all the rules!"
Roberto Coin CEO of Roberto Coin S.p.A. focused on the key role of Italy in the jewellery sector, saying that "Everything I learned, I learned in Italy. Made in Italy means 'beauty' worldwide."
SOURCE Fiera di Vicenza