VICENZA, Italy, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Facilitate a palette of trade show options that promote the development of a diverse, robust, efficient and responsible trade in jewellery, as well as in related jewellery components, equipment and services. With this proposed mission statement on Wednesday, 8th May, the Jewellery Trade Commission, an authority belonging to CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation which held its 2013 Annual Meeting in Tel Aviv, officially established itself in the Israeli capital.
Participants were provided a presentation by the Commission President and Executive Director of Fiera di Vicenza, Corrado Facco, in which he described the mission of the new body that provides a common forum for trade show organisers serving the jewellery sector.
The mission of the commission, Facco said, is to provide a common platform, and develop options by which the trade can be developed, while upholding the ethics of CIBJO, which include Corporate Social Responsibility, disclosure and fair trade.
"In many respect the new Trade Show Commission is a networking body. It provides us with a recognised forum in which we discuss common issues, and, if possible, develop projects that will serve all of its members," Mr. Facco said. "It also will provide our a community with a collective structure in which we can sit down and talk to members of the jewellery industry - where ideas can be raised, grievances aired and troubleshooting initiated."
"As we have been very careful to emphasise, the Trade Show Commission is no way intended to influence the spirit of fair competition that exists between the various trade show organisations. There is absolutely no intention to create a monolithic organisation that will dictate policy" he stated.
Fiera di Vicenza's commitment has been confirmed by its newly-elected President, Paolo Mantovani, for whom intervening in educating and sensibilising the entire international jewellery production industry on topics of transparency and ethicality is absolutely fundamental.
Potential trade show members have been contacted ahead of the congress, including representatives of Fiera di Vicenza, IBGM, Russia's Restec, the Armenian trade show and the Bangkok trade show. In addition, the organisers of the Hong Kong Gems and Jewellery Fairs, HKTDC, said that they would be willing to serve as observers, while Dubai also pledged its support.
SOURCE Fiera di Vicenza