|Buyer numbers hold up at OroArezzo 2009|
AREZZO, Italy, April 3, 2009 – The number of buyers at the 30th edition of the OroArezzo trade fair from March 21-24 in Tuscany, Italy, held up well this year compared with 2008, and exhibitors reported steady business.
“Beyond every expectation, we were able to stop a practically inevitable fall in visitor numbers given the extremely delicate state of the international jewellery market,” said Giovanni Tricca, president of the Centro Promozioni e Servizi, organiser of the event.
“The number of visitors, more than 7,500, was substantially the same as that for the last edition. An exceptional result, particularly in light of the results for other important trade fairs.”
The event was also marked by a cooperation agreement signed by the trade fairs of Vicenza, Valenza and Arezzo.
Foreign buyers came from 72 countries from every continent.
Particularly active, in terms of contacts and business deals, were the more than 200 top buyers invited as special guests by the Centro Promozioni e Servizi, carefully selected from the major international markets and the 50 leading Italian jewellery retailers who attended.
Daniel Virtuoso, the coordinator of OroArezzo, said, “The exhibitors who attended OroArezzo were certainly not disappointed with the results of the fair. This is again a reflection of the quality of our commitment to win orders -- particularly in foreign markets.”