Fiera Di Vicenza To Promote Latin America’s Gem & Jewellery Industry
Fiera di Vicenza and the Panama Diamond Exchange (PDE) have agreed to join forces to organise events that will promote the gemstones & jewellery trade in Latin America. A Memorandum of Understanding detailing the two organisation’s future cooperation was signed on December 5, 2014, on the trading floor of PDE’s soon-to-beinaugurated headquarters, by PDE founding chairman Eli Izhakoff and Fiera di Vicenza president Matteo Marzotto.
According to the MoU, PDE and Fiera di Vicenza will formulate a strategic plan and conduct a feasibility study for projects that include trade fairs, symposiums and industry forums, which will take place in Panama and promote the diamond, gemstone and jewellery business in a region that includes Mexico, Central America, South America and the islands of the Caribbean. The joint programme will begin in 2015.
“The significance of this agreement, being signed in this new facility, cannot be understated,” said Izhakoff, during the ceremony. “The involvement in PDE’s mission of Fiera di Vicenza, which represents Italian luxury at its finest, emphasises that we are not just building offices, but rather an industry. Our goal, through the development of the Latin American gemstone and jewellery trade, is to grow the pie for everyone. As a key industry service provider, Fiera di Vicenza’s contribution can be invaluable.”
“When you look from this beautiful new facility out across Panama’s rising skyline, you see the future of Latin America,” said Marzotto. “We are keen to be part of that future. While we always will be rooted in Italy, Fiera di Vicenza is going international, working with key regional partners like PDE, to grow and enrich the jewellery business around the world. We, too, are not just selling physical space at trade shows, but rather providing the business with relevant and quality content, so that the buyer and the exhibitor’s experiences are enriched, focused and made more efficient.”