Italian Exhibition Group Accredited at the UN

Rimini: 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 on Thursday (January 12), 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 along the jewellery and precious metal and gemstone supply chain.

Representing the Italian Exhibition Group 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. IEG, which from January 20 to 25, 2017, will be putting its mark on this year’s first edition of VICENZAORO, has inherited the role played by Fiera di Vicenza, and is about to embark on its own mission to contribute directly to ethical, environmental and corporate social responsibility policies, under the ECOSOC umbrella.

Said Matteo Marzotto, Vice Executive President of IEG: “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.”

To focus attention on the themes involved in Corporate Social Responsibility, the recurring theme of VICENZAORO January 2017 will be The Responsible Gold. Two seminars will be held on the subject. The first will take place on Sunday, January 22 (10 am – 12 noon), in collaboration with CIBJO, and will focus on the means and methods of ensuring responsible sourcing in the jewellery supply chain. The second will take place on Monday, January 23 (3 pm – 4 pm), inth e context of the the Assogemme Ethical Committee, and examine traceability.

Moreover, this edition of VICENZAORO January will see the presentation of the Jewellery Corporate Social Responsibility Award, which is given to the company or person that is best judged to have made Corporate Social Responsibility, respect for human rights and ethical, social and environmental aspects within the gold and jewellery world the hallmark of their success. The award will be made as part of the fifth edition of the Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards, which, on January 20 will be announced by an illustrious international jury, celebrating the best of international jewellery in its various categories.