Italian Exhibition Group Gets UN Accreditation For Promoting CSR
(From left) IEG vice president Matteo Marzotto, CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri, and IEG director general Corrado Facco. The Italian Exhibition Group spa (IEG), the new trade show company created through the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, received prestigious international recognition in New York, when it was awarded formal accreditation through CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, from ECOSOC, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, for promoting and implementing activities relating to corporate social responsibility (CSR) along the jewellery and precious metal and gemstone supply chain.
Representing the IEG at the meetings with senior United Nations officials at the organisation’s headquarters in New York, together with CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri, were IEG’s vice executive president Matteo Marzotto and managing director Corrado Facco.
IEG’s accreditation at ECOSOC is primarily expressed through activities conducted at Vicenzaoro, among the world’s leading gold and jewellery shows, which have been steadfastly committed to disseminating the values and practices of CSR within the international jewellery industry for several years already, and has also become an authoritative and recognised interlocutor on a global scale.
Matteo Marzotto commented, “We feel highly honoured by this recognition, which represents further confirmation of the status that our group and Vicenzaoro has achieved, thanks in particular to the fruitful collaboration with CIBJO, in spreading the culture of CSR, with its social and economic implications, along the entire supply chain. As a contemporary provider of exhibition services and content, we are constantly engaged in creating value for our stakeholders, a task that, nowadays, cannot help but pay considerable attention to sustainability and responsibility. CSR is a fundamental asset for the jewellery sector too, not only representing the right ethical direction that should be followed by companies, but also as a conscious and strategic strategy for generating consumer loyalty.”