The Future of Jewellery

Creativity, innovation and sustainability: challenges and opportunities for Made in Italy Jewellery

Friday, January 17th, 2020
5.00 p.m.
Palladio Theatre

Visio.Next: The Future of Jewellery

Creativity, innovation and sustainability: challenges and opportunities for Made in Italy Jewellery


The panel that will be inaugurating the upcoming January edition of Vicenzaoro 2020, created from a project that follows strategic lines defined by the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) to support evolution and development in the gold and jewellery industry, is an exceptional one.

For the first time in collaboration with Club degli Orafi Italia, the Show’s opening event will make an overall assessment of the Made in Italy jewellery industry and, thanks to the debate between the prestigious speakers in attendance on this occasion, try to outline the strategic guidelines for increasingly more sustainable development.

The starting point will be a careful reflection on the sector’s entire value chain and its impact on distribution dynamics and the end customers’ buying decisions. How can we preserve our patrimony of artisan and industrial know how? How can innovation in Made in Italy manufacturing be made easier so that it stays competitive for all its international stakeholders?

An important debate between players from the entire supply chain and related sectors: Visio.Next at Vicenzaoro January will be an important moment to share guidelines on how to re-launch Italian jewellery and to demonstrate the importance of promoting the «Italia» brand together.



  • Stephen Lussier, Executive Vice President Consumer & Brands - De Beers Group;
  • Eleonora Rizzuto, Director of Sustainable Development - Bulgari Group & LVMH Italia;
  • Larry W. Pelzel, Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager - Neiman Marcus; 
  • Isabella Traglio, Deputy General Director - Vhernier;
  • Claudio Marenzi, President of Confidustria Moda.



Stephen Lussier is Forevermark Chairman and Executive Vice-President, Consumer and Brands, De Beers Group and a member of De Beers Group Executive Committee. After a number of roles in the company since 1985, in 2009 Stephen took up his role as Chief Executive Officer, Forevermark and Executive Vice President – Marketing, De Beers Group, and grew Forevermark into a truly global brand. Forevermark is present in 26 markets, with more than 2,331 retail stores across five continents. In April, Stephen stepped away from his role as CEO of Forevermark, to increase his focus on shaping De Beers Group’s strategy at the consumer level in his role as Executive Vice-President of Consumer & Brands.



Employment consultant and lead auditor ISO 14001 and SA8000, graduated in Political Science (La Sapienza - Rome), two years in business economics - La Tuscia, obtained university degrees at the same time as working activities; has been playing a leading role in CSR and in Sustainable Business Development since 2007. Expert in Made in Italy and active promulgator of craft excellence in the districts, expert in gold, diamonds and precious stones control, waste disposal, recycling and waste valorization expert and impact on utilities. Until 2006 she was the Lead financial controller in the design of national and international industrial plants in the Oil & Gas sector. She has carried out her professional activities in many European and non-European countries. In particular,she lived for periods longer than two years in South Carolina (USA), Iran and France.



Larry W. Pelzel has worked for Neiman Marcus for almost 40 years. He started as a sales associate in the Precious Jewels salon in the Neiman Marcus Downtown, Dallas location. He served in that capacity until 1987 and then transitioned to the salon manager position. In 1996, he transferred to the Neiman Marcus Northpark, Dallas location to manage the Precious Jewels salon.

Larry was promoted to a merchant (traditional buyer) position in 1999 and served in that capacity until 2004. He then was elevated to his current role as DMM (Divisional Merchandise Manager) overseeing all aspects of the Precious Jewels Division including merchandising and operations of all 43 store locations and On-line activities.

2011 - 2016 Served on The Board of Jewelers of America

2012 Inducted into The Retail Jewelers Hall of Fame

2015 Received Life Time Achievement Award from the Jewelers of Amercia



Since January 2019, Isabella Traglio has been the new Deputy General Manager at Vhernier. Born in Milan in 1985, after graduating in Humanities and Philosophy (Cattolica University in Milan) and obtaining a Master in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Strategies at SDA Bocconi, Isabella decided to further her passion for jewellery and precious stones, which is also a family interest. She moved to New York where she obtained a degree in Gemmology at the Gemmological Institute of America. Returning to Europe, she began her professional career at Christie’s in Geneva as product specialist assistant for jewellery auctions.

After an interlude in the Sales Management at Loro Piana, where she enriched her business experience, Isabella began once more to collaborate with the family Company where she had taken her first steps at the age of 19. From the boutique in Paris, Isabella returned to the company’s premises in Valenza where she was able to fine-tune her knowledge of precious stones and processing, dealing also in workshop management and quality control alongside design and production manager, Angela Camurati.

After having handled Vhernier’s Corporate Image and worked in Retail and Human Resources, Isabella embarked on the prestigious role that now sees her among the Company Management with her uncle and President, Carlo Traglio, and General Director, Andrea Broggian.

The debate will be held in Italian with simultaneous translation service.


  • Discover the trends that influence the market
  • Share the experience of some of the leading players in the industry
  • Find inspiration to develop your business
  • Expand your business relationships
  • Compare yourself with your network

Looking forward to meeting you soon at VISIO.NEXT

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