The Caseus Event: celebrating the History of Italian Cheese

This year too, the 19th edition of Caseus will take place in the prestigious Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta (PD), one of the most splendid Venetian residences, representing the perfect combination of art and food and wine culture.

But what exactly is Caseus? And what role does Manaly play in this event?

What is the Caseus event?

Caseus, which means “cheese” in Latin, is a tribute to the skill and passion of Italian cheese producers. This is a unique opportunity to discover and taste some of the best Italian cheeses, learn about the history that surrounds them and understand the importance of this delicacy in the Italian culinary context.

The event, now in its 19th edition, brings together large dairies and small alpine producers, with a growing presence that has led to over 80,000 visitors in 2022 and the participation of over 500 cheeses in the competition. The two days (30 September and 1 October) will be full of opportunities to taste authentic cheeses, with guided tastings, food and wine pairings, meetings with cheesemakers, masterclasses and moments of training and discussion. The calendar of events promises to be even broader than the previous year, with over 60 events already sold out before the opening of the event.

Caseus: a story of taste and tradition

In 2005, Caseus was founded to honor the history of approximately 3000 Veneto farmers who care for their animals and produce high quality milk. These producers deliver their precious milk to regional dairies every day or process it directly. Tradition is passed down from generation to generation through cheesemakers, who learn the art from those who preceded them, adding innovation while respecting ancient practices.

The Caseus event offers a unique showcase for the cheeses of Veneto producers, including dairies, mountain huts, farms, maturers and refiners. Since 2022, the event has expanded its scope, including three distinct exhibition routes: Caseus Veneti, Caseus Italiae and Caseus Mundi, which welcome producers from other regions and countries. This expansion makes the event even more diverse and fascinating, combining tradition and innovation in the world of high-quality cheeses.

Manaly's role in Caseus

Manaly, in collaboration with CD10, followed the design and setup of the stand of Veneto Agricoltura and its subsidiary companies CSQA, Bioagro and Intermizoo in both this year's and the previous year's editions.

The project was based on the analysis of traditional Venetian architecture to reinterpret it in a sustainable and contemporary way. This led to the creation of wooden houses which, strategically positioned, evoke the image of a rural Venetian village. The main attention is paid to the valorization of cultural heritage, with the use of PEFC and Legno Veneto certified wood coming from sustainably managed forests in the region itself. Manaly collaborated with Veneto Agricoltura to create these independent structures, which can be reused to represent Venetian culture on different occasions, highlighting the sustainability and authenticity of local products.

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La Biennale di Venezia: a journey through contemporary Art and Design

La Biennale di Venezia is one of the most prestigious and longest-running cultural events in the world, attracting art lovers, artists and critics from every corner of the planet. This international event, also known as the Venice International Film Festival, has a history spanning over a century and has left a significant mark on the contemporary art scene. In this article, we will explore the history, curiosities and current aspect of the Venice Biennale, putting the emphasis on both the artistic and the technical and design aspects.

History of the Biennale di Venezia

The Venice Biennale was founded in 1895 as an art exhibition to promote Italian art and culture. Initially, the event focused only on the visual arts, but over the years it has expanded to include other disciplines, such as architecture, film, theater and dance. Its aim was to create a bridge between artists and the public, offering a platform for the exhibition of the most innovative works of the time.

Curiosities about the Biennale di Venezia

One of the most fascinating curiosities of the Venice Biennale is its system of participation and selection. Each country organizes its own national representation and selects the artists to be sent to the Biennale. This feature makes the event a real triumph of different cultures and artistic visions, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a variety of artistic expressions from all over the world.

Another interesting aspect is the awarding of the best artists. The international jury awards prizes such as the Leone d'Oro for the best national participation and the Leone d'Oro for the best artist of the exhibition. These awards are coveted and often earn the winning artists fame and prestige.

The Biennale di Venezia today

Today, the Venice Biennale has grown into a major event with multiple venues and a diverse range of artistic disciplines represented. The exhibitions are hosted in various pavilions, exhibition spaces and theaters throughout the city of Venice. Emerging artists and international celebrities mingle among the works, creating a lively atmosphere of cultural exchange.

Another relevant aspect of the current Venice Biennale is the integration of technologies and design into art. Many contemporary artists use technological innovation as an integral part of their work, creating interactive installations and multimedia works that engage audiences in a whole new way.

The design of the exhibition spaces themselves plays a crucial role in the overall experience of the Biennale. Architects and designers are called upon to create environments that enhance the works of art and offer the public a suggestive setting for appreciating the works on display. The harmony between the art and the design of the spaces is essential to create a coherent and engaging narrative.

In 2021, Manaly curated the Chilean Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, presenting an extraordinary and refined work. The installation consisted of a wooden volume colored electric blue, with a deliberately provisional character, conceived as a sort of "room of wonders". This space has collected 500 testimonies, transformed into as many paintings, which illustrated moments of daily life in the José Maria Caro neighborhood in Santiago de Chile. This work has demonstrated how it is possible to restore the history of a community through visual art, without the need for many written words.

The Venice Biennale is much more than just an art exhibition; represents a fundamental moment for contemporary art and offers an overview of global creativity. Throughout its long history, it has been able to adapt and embrace new art forms and new technologies, remaining one of the most influential and respected cultural manifestations in the world.

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The sustainable materials favored by Manaly designers

The design industry is increasingly focusing on environmental sustainability, trying to adopt eco-friendly materials to reduce the impact of creations, especially temporary ones, typical of our sector, intended for events, fairs and exhibitions, etc. These productions can generate a significant environmental impact due to the production of waste and energy consumption.

In this article, we'll explore three of Manaly's designers' favorite sustainable materials and see how using these innovative solutions is revolutionizing the exhibition industry.

PEFC certified wood and Legno Veneto

Wood has always been one of the most used materials in design and architecture, but its production can have a significant impact on the environment. Here in Manaly, we have embraced environmental sustainability for years, so much so that we became part of the Veneto Wood Consortium and, subsequently, obtained the PEFC certification. PEFC guarantees that the wood comes from sustainably managed forests, respecting environmental, social and economic standards; Legno Veneto, on the other hand, is produced using exclusively trees from Veneto forests, minimizing transport and the environmental impact associated with this process. Whenever possible, thanks to the use of these sustainable materials, our designers create structures and furnishings with an eco-friendly history, contributing to the conservation of natural resources.

A tangible example can be found in the project created for Veneto Agricoltura, in which tradition has been enhanced through a "green" approach, demonstrating how sustainability, aesthetics and functionality can coexist harmoniously with nature. Read more here!

Stabilized moss

Another sustainable material used by our designers is stabilized moss. It is a form of natural greenery that undergoes a special treatment to preserve its freshness and softness over time, without requiring maintenance or water. Preserved moss not only adds a natural and organic touch to design creations, but it is also an environmentally friendly choice, as the stabilization process uses less energy and resources than other forms of vegetation conservation. This unique material is ideal for green walls, decorative panels and interior fittings, creating a relaxing and natural environment without sacrificing the well-being of the ecosystem.

Manaly has used it expertly and creatively on multiple occasions. Two examples are the CTS stand at the ITMA fair in Milan and the HGears stand at Eurobike.
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Linoleum is another material loved by Manaly's designers for its sustainability and versatility. Unlike plastic and other synthetic materials, linoleum is mainly made from natural raw materials, such as linseed oil, resins, cork powder and natural pigments. This biodegradable material is an environmentally friendly choice for floor and wall coverings, as it does not release harmful substances into the environment and requires less energy to produce than similar synthetic materials. Furthermore, linoleum offers a wide range of colors and finishes, allowing designers to create sustainable aesthetic solutions without compromising style and functionality.

The floor of the Zara pop-up created for the Milan Fuorisalone, in which the main themes were the brand's innovations from a sustainable point of view, was created with Linoleum. Read more  here!

The materials described above are just a few examples of how sustainability can be integrated into the creative process. Choosing to use them for our stands demonstrates how sustainable design can be a driving force for a better future, where beauty and ethics come together to create a healthier and more planet-friendly environment.

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Rediscovering the past to build the future: the value of the corporate museum and Heritage Marketing

In Italy, the concept of "corporate museum" came to life in the 1960s, when companies such as Pirelli, Martini, Richard Ginori and Alfa Romeo began to create corporate collections and archives, which were later transformed into corporate museums. Since then, other important museums have emerged such as the Barilla historical archive, the Eni archive, the Alessi museum, the Salvatore Ferragamo museum, the Milan water plant, the corporate museums of Kartell, Piaggio, Ferrari and Campari.

But what is a company museum and what is its purpose? Read the article to find out more!

What is a corporate museum?

A company museum is a cultural institution that focuses on the history and development of a specific company or industrial sector. Through exhibits, displays and permanent collections, a company museum tells the story and evolution of an entrepreneurial organization.

This type of museum offers a unique perspective on businesses and industries, allowing visitors to explore the changes, the evolution of technologies and the social and economic transformations associated with business activity. Often, a corporate museum is affiliated with a specific company or group of businesses that share a common history or business sector.

The exhibits inside can include historical objects, documents, photographs, machinery, prototypes, products and promotional materials. Through the use of multimedia, videos, testimonials and interactive narratives, the company museum makes corporate history accessible and engaging for the public.

Museimpresa, the Italian Association of Corporate Archives and Museums, has been bringing together archives and museums of Italian companies, some still in business, others not, for over twenty years, creating a circuit of visits, events and meetings that makes them lively places. Currently, the association has over 100 museums and archives of large, medium and small Italian companies... an authentic story of Made in Italy to be proud of!

What benefits does a corporate museum bring to the company?

A company museum has multiple purposes. Let's see them together!

  • It preserves and promotes industrial and corporate heritage, enabling people to explore the history and evolution of businesses and industries.
  • It plays an educational role, providing learning opportunities and stimulating curiosity about the entrepreneurial world.
  • It is a Heritage Marketing tool, a marketing strategy that uses a company's history and heritage to create an emotional connection with consumers. The company museum can be seen as a key component of this strategy, as it showcases the authenticity and legacy of the company, creating a connection between the past, the present and the future. Through Heritage Marketing, businesses can leverage their history and heritage to build a positive reputation, build consumer confidence and differentiate themselves from the competition.

The top 5 of Italian business museums

Museo Branca: this museum tells the recipe of the famous herbal liqueur from four continents. It is housed in the historic factory still in operation, representing a unique example of a company operating in the heart of Milan.

Museo Ducati: this museum combines the history of motorcycling with that of the town in an enthralling journey. The seven media rooms feature a red helmet, a symbol of the space, which also hosts conferences. The museum itineraries include the history of production Ducati motorcycles and their socio-cultural context, racing motorcycles with their relative trophies and a path dedicated to the company's significant moments. Upon booking, it is possible to visit the Borgo Panigale factory, where visitors can observe the assemblies, tests and the famous racing department.

Galleria Campari: it is an interactive and multimedia museum, located inside the Liberty building of Sesto San Giovanni, which is the first authentic Campari factory, built in 1904 by Davide Campari. A digitized corporate heritage and in a multifaceted cultural deposit that exceeds 3,500 works among those on paper.

Museo Lavazza: in Turin, the Lavazza space allows you to embark on a sensory-emotional journey into the global culture of coffee, also with the support of the first intelligent coffee cup that allows you to activate installations and multimedia content and memorize the visitor's interactive journey. In the museum, intimate and evocative, the main stages that have marked over 120 years of the company's history are retraced.

Museo della Liquirizia: in Rossano, in the province of Cosenza, is Amarelli, an Italian company with a history that extends over several centuries. This museum chronicles the four hundred years of liquorice production and the eleven generations that have contributed to its tradition. In the 19th century, Calabria boasted an industrial district with over 80 companies linked to this plant.

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Manaly returns to be part of Legacoop

We are thrilled to announce the return of Manaly, in the Legacoop association, the National League of Cooperatives and Mutuals. After many years of experience and independent successes, Manaly's choice to re-associate demonstrates the value of joining the League and seizing the opportunities it offers.

Who is Legacoop and what does it do?

Legacoop is an association that has been committed for 125 years to dynamically and effectively support the economic, social and civil protagonism of cooperative enterprises. Currently, Legacoop brings together over 15,000 cooperative enterprises present in all regions of our country and in various sectors, with the aim of creating development and wealth, always placing people and the territory at the centre.

The association develops a wide range of services and projects aimed at promoting the birth and growth of cooperative enterprises. Furthermore, Legacoop undertakes to spread the cooperative culture, enhancing its distinctive principles and supporting the economic, social and civil role of cooperative enterprises through representation activities. The main objective is to respond to the needs of people, who form the nucleus of cooperative enterprises.

Advantages of belonging to Legacoop

Being part of a large organization like Legacoop means having a stronger voice and greater weight in facing the challenges of the sector. Furthermore, its members can benefit from tax breaks, access to subsidized loans and participation in specific projects and tenders.

Legacoop allows cooperatives to get in touch with other cooperative enterprises, creating opportunities for networking and collaboration. This network can foster the exchange of knowledge, mutual learning and sharing of best practices.

Finally, the association organizes training and professional development programs for members (including management, leadership, sustainability, innovation and social responsibility), enabling them to acquire specific skills and knowledge to successfully manage cooperatives.

All of this therefore contributes to improving the competitiveness of cooperative companies and promoting their long-term sustainable growth.

The value of the cooperative network

Cooperation is at the heart of Legacoop's philosophy and represents a fundamental value for the companies that are part of it. Working together to achieve common goals brings benefits on an individual and collective level. Cooperative ethics promote transparency, fairness and democratic participation, creating an inclusive and responsible work environment.

Manaly has always valued people and respect for the environment as central themes of the cooperative, creating a competitive advantage in customer loyalty and in tackling complex projects. The cooperative has embarked on a new phase since 2009, investing in technology and culture to accelerate growth. But that's not all, Manaly is a modern company that believes and invests in people, hiring young people and integrating them into the company's decision-making, creative and operational processes to build the company's future.

The decision to return to Legacoop reflects Manaly's commitment to promote cooperative values. This synergy will allow it to benefit from the resources and opportunities offered by Legacoop, while at the same time contributing to the growth and strengthening of the entire cooperative movement.

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The evolution of the Salone del Mobile: from the furniture fair to the international design hub

Born in Milan in 1961 with the aim of promoting Italian exports of the furniture industry and its accessories, the Salone del Mobile has become an international reference event for the design and furniture sector. With over sixty years of history, the Salone has been able to evolve and adapt to the needs of the market, each year representing a unique opportunity to discover the latest trends and the most interesting protagonists of the sector.

But how has it evolved over the years? Read on to find out more about the Milan Furniture Fair!

Salone del Mobile in Milan: the story

Italy emerged from the Second World War with a strong push towards building reconstruction to face the heavy marks that the long conflict had left on the cities and on the national territory. It was necessary to build new houses and large buildings that also required furniture.

In 1960, the historic Cologne exhibition dedicated to home and furnishings, "Koelnmesse", reopened in Germany, giving inspiration to Italian entrepreneurs. The following year, in 1961, the first edition of the Salone del Mobile was inaugurated in Milan, with the participation of 328 companies and 12,100 visitors, of which 800 came from abroad.

Since then, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile has become the international reference event for the furniture and design sector, going beyond national borders since 1967 and becoming the first salon in the world in 1994.

The Salone del Mobile today

The Salone del Mobile in Milan is an event that takes place every year in April together with other biennial exhibitions such as Euroluce, EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition and annuals such as the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and Workplace3.0.

FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) and S.Project are collateral events dedicated to design products, decorative solutions and furnishing techniques.

In the FieraMilano district in Rho, these events occupy a net area of almost 210,000 square meters and each year represent over 2,300 of the most dynamic and creative companies on the world market.

Since 1998, the SaloneSatellite (better known as FuoriSalone) has also become a springboard for young designers and a point of reference for companies looking for new talent.

How did the 61st edition go?

The Salone del Mobile in Milan has now left the pandemic behind, given the success of this latest edition (April 2023). In fact, it attracted 307,418 visitors in six days, a 15% increase compared to 2022 and a gradual return to pre-Covid levels. More than 2,000 exhibiting brands were present, with 34% coming from 37 different countries, including 550 young designers from 31 countries and 28 design schools and universities from 18 countries. China once again became the first host country of the event after Italy, followed by Germany, France, the United States, Spain, Brazil and India on equal merit.

These numbers demonstrate the international importance of the Milanese event, which is a point of reference for the world of design, as also stated by the president Maria Porro.

In conclusion, we can say that the success of the Milan Furniture Fair derives from the solid industrial network at its base, combined with the quality of the projects that promote sustainability and excellence of form and content. Furthermore, it stands out for its ability to create a system, train young people and take advantage of the exceptional integrated mechanism of communication and culture that characterizes the Ambrosian metropolis and the surrounding area.

We at Manaly were proud to have followed projects both at the Salone and at the FuoriSalone and we can't wait for the next edition in 2024!

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The history of the fair: a story of continuity and innovation

The trade fair has existed for centuries and, over the years, has been an important tool for the promotion of trade and industry. But let's take a step back: what is the history of the fair? And how has it evolved over time?

Continue reading the article to find out more!

Before starting, it is necessary to mention the etymological origin of the term "fair", which derives from the late Latin "fĕria" and recalls the idea of a day of celebration and leisure. Over the centuries, the meaning has evolved, assuming the meaning of "meeting of sellers and buyers".

History of the fair: the origins

Although we start talking about fairs in the Middle Ages, it is interesting to note that the idea of a similar commercial event already existed in Roman times, albeit with a different purpose from the current one. The ancient Romans, in fact, gathered on holidays to attend shows and other events.

However, starting from the year 1000 (also known as the age of the commercial revolution), regional markets began to develop in the most important cities, including fairs. These events were held regularly and on pre-established days, becoming a much-awaited occasion for the merchants, who sent their goods especially for the occasion and took the opportunity to buy what they needed. Merchandise from all over Europe arrived at the medieval fairs, such as fabrics, wine, grain, wool and salt, making these fairs a place of great commercial exchange and meeting between people from different parts of the continent.

The turning point

With the discovery of America in 1492, interest in fairs expanded considerably, focusing above all on precious metals from the newly discovered lands. In the 1600s, Leipzig hosted the most famous fairs, attracting such a large flow of goods and people that the city was forced to expand its walls on several occasions. Towards 1800, however, international fairs gradually lost their importance, giving way to universal exhibitions.

But it is undoubtedly 1851 that represents a fundamental year in the history of fairs, with the holding of the first Expo in London. The event took place at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park and was formally called the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations. It was an opportunity to exhibit new products, cutting-edge industrial machinery and the first samples, combining commercial needs with those of research and innovation. The London Expo represented an innovative and successful model, which would later be followed by many other universal exhibitions around the world.

The fair in the modern age

With the advent of the modern age, we have witnessed the birth of the trade fair model we know today thanks to its sectorisation. Thanks to this approach, exhibitions dedicated to specific sectors have been created, such as technology, science, agri-food and many others.

It was precisely in the 20th century that this trade fair model was further developed, thanks to the creation of the first companies specialized in the organization and management of trade fair events, as well as permanent structures specially designed to host these events.

The types of fair today

Today there are various types of exhibitions, three are the main ones. Let's see them together!

Popular fair: a folklore event, where the stalls wind their way through the streets and squares of the historic centre, whose participation is driven by curiosity and affection for a tradition.
Trade fair: only samples of the goods are exhibited with the aim of taking any orders and it mainly affects operators in specific sectors.
Sectoral fair: a small or large fair, both in terms of exhibition area and number of exhibitors and visitors. A characteristic of this type of fair is the presence of both producers and traders among the exhibitors. The sectors that fall within these types of fairs are: cars and motorcycles, biological, photography, comics, nautical and electronics.

To conclude, the history of the fair is constantly evolving and, today, we can add a new element: just think of how covid has changed some dynamics. The interruption of activities caused a drop in turnover, but at the same time it favored change. In fact, many initiatives have not been canceled but transferred to digital platforms.

We at Manaly are ready to face the challenges of change, as we have always done, in order to best meet the needs of our customers.

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The AEFI-ASAL Protocol: a greener design also in the fittings

Nowadays, the problems related to climate change and the awareness that the planet's resources are not infinite, show us sustainability no longer as an option, but as an obligatory path to follow.

The installations, often temporary and used for events such as fairs, exhibitions and concerts, have a significant impact on the environment due to the production of waste and energy consumption. To reduce the negative impact on the environment, it is therefore important to adopt sustainable practices during their design and construction.

The AEFI-ASAL Protocol of FederlegnoArredo is one of the latest news on this topic.

What is the AEFI-ASAL Protocol?

The FederlegnoArredo AEFI-ASAL Protocol "Set-up guidelines and additions to the district technical regulations" is a document that establishes the guidelines for safety and health protection in the use of furnishing products. This protocol was developed by the Technical Commission of Aefi (Association of Italian exhibitions and trade fairs) with Asal, the trade association in the set-up sector belonging to Federlegno-arredo.

Who are these guidelines intended for and what issues do they address?

The AEFI-ASAL Protocol is intended for manufacturers, distributors, installers and end users of furniture products and focuses on the risks associated with the use of furniture products, such as furniture stability, component safety, labeling and the reporting of dangers and compliance with safety requirements during the design, production, transport and assembly phases.

The principles to be based on are those of the "design for disassembly", i.e. initial design methods that allow for easier final disassembly. In particular, the aim should be the ease of separating the different materials and recycling or disposing of them in the correct way at a later stage.

What is the objective of the AEFI-ASAL Protocol? 

The goal is to abandon the concept of linear economy and adopt a circular approach so that waste is minimized and resources are reused efficiently. This includes the obligation on the part of the exhibitors/fitters to correctly manage or send to disposal recovery plants the waste produced during the activity.

But that's not all... the aim is also to make the temporary installations increasingly complete and complex architectures, which make the most of the Made in Italy on display.

In conclusion, displays can have a significant impact on the environment, but through sustainable practices and increased awareness, we can reduce this impact and contribute to a more sustainable future for all. The AEFI-ASAL Protocol of FederlegnoArredo represents, in fact, an important step forward for the safety and protection of health in the use of products in all stages of construction of the exhibition spaces.

Manaly has always been close to sustainability issues and is committed every day to respecting the resources our planet offers us: the PEFC and Legno Veneto certifications are just a few demonstrations of our concern. Manaly sees innovation, safety and sustainability in the protocol, and is enthusiastic about this new working method, coordinated and shared between the exhibition centers and fitters, which accelerates the ecological transition.

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Vicenzaoro: the story of a fair with an international breath

Vicenza, also known as the “city of gold”, happens to be a real jewel.

Our city can already boast a good reputation for being the cradle of Palladio... but the latter's architectures are not the only pearls it loves to show off. Over the years, it has become famous for the Gold Fair (Vicenzaoro), an international event, a point of reference for the goldsmith and jewelery sectors.

Continue reading the article to find out more about Vicenzaoro!

Vicenzaoro between history and tradition

According to tradition, the first documents regarding the prosperity of Vicenza's goldsmith production date back to 1300 (precisely to 1399, i.e. the act of constitution of the Fraglia degli Orafi di Vicenza which at the time brought together as many as 150 craftsmen).

At the time, the skill of the Vicenza goldsmiths was already appreciated by the Venetian nobles and by the Church which, periodically, commissioned them to create extremely precious artefacts. Thanks to the increase in demand, the Vicenza goldsmith's production began to evolve, causing the workshops in Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa to multiply.

However, the sector took off in the 1800s when, alongside the artisan workshops, real companies began to be born, small in size and generally family-run. In fact, they must be credited with having been able to project this art into the future, reaching very high levels of workmanship and always remaining at the peak of creativity over time. A centuries-old tradition, therefore, from the craftsman to the industry that has given Vicenza the title of "city of gold" and international fame.

Vicenza currently produces a third of the entire Italian goldsmith work!

Vicenzaoro today

For several years, Vicenzaoro has been the most important goldsmith trade fair in Italy and abroad. The numbers confirm its success: over 1,300 brands from 35 countries, always keeping the goldsmith tradition of this city at the center and becoming its most modern evolution.

The inevitable consequence was that Vicenza also became the home of the first Jewelery Museum in Italy (one of the few in the world!), which is housed in the Basilica Palladiana, created by Exhibition Group Spa with the support of the Municipality of Vicenza.

January 2023 edition - the real restart

The arrival of covid has affected the entire trade fair sector, including the gold fair: in 2020 both editions were skipped and instead restarted from September 2021, but with certain measures and restrictions to be respected.

From the point of view of the set-up, we can say that the real restart was seen from the edition that has just ended as for the three post-pandemic editions (September 2021 - March 2022 - September 2022) the stands created were pre-fitted stands (to meet the difficulties of the period), while for this first edition of 2023 the stands are once again personalized.

Manaly has followed the construction of 9 stands and some common areas of the fair. This involved a great deal of planning work but also internal planning and management, as all the stands belonged to the same event. 

As always, the fair was sold out, filling all the pavilions and confirming all the major national and international exhibitors.

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Let's sum up our 2022!

This year too is coming to an end and it is time to sum up the past months through an analysis of what has been.
Why? Because we want to be able to start the new year in the best way by achieving new goals.

What happened in 2022?

The balance sheets at the end of 2022 say that the MICE world (organization of travel linked to conferences, fairs, events, congresses) has even exceeded expectations, even if not with pre-Covid volumes. Statistics state that a good 2023 is therefore expected but with a full recovery in 2024.

But what happened in our Manaly in this last year? Let's see it together.

  • We can state that the results achieved in 2022 have returned to the levels of the pre-pandemic year, with a year that will close with a turnover of approximately €2,600,000, thus exceeding the turnover of 2019.
  • Attention to corporate sustainability has always been a cornerstone in our company and, during the pandemic, we launched several projects that have finally seen the light this year: after joining the ForestaOroVeneto Regional Innovative Network (RIR), we have continued the collaboration with the Veneto Wood Consortium of which we are now officially members. In addition to the Legno Veneto certification, which guarantees the origin of the wood from the Veneto region, we have obtained the PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification, which guarantees that the wood and tree origin of the material contained in a product actually comes from sustainably managed forests.
  • Precisely thanks to our certifications, on the occasion of "Caseus", the most important regional event on the world of cheeses promoted by the Veneto Region, we created the first Legno Veneto and PEFC certified stand in a short supply chain. 
  • Our team has expanded into various departments, thanks to the inclusion of young and highly specialized figures, a sign of the company's ongoing commitment to putting people at the center of the cooperative's interests and values. The recruitment of young people and their integration in the decision-making, creative and operational processes of the company are fundamental elements in building the future of the company.
  • A new layout and an update of internal processes have been studied for our warehouse. These have been actions that have allowed the logistics department greater control in the preparation phases of the various construction sites, increasing productivity and reducing the margins of error.
  • Finally, we have renewed and expanded our carpentry by introducing two new cutting-edge machines to perfect the quality of our workmanship: thanks to the purchase of an automatic edgebander and a new 5-axis CNC machining centre, we are able to develop projects more and more personalized for our customers.

Towards the Manaly of the future

So all we have to do is celebrate our 2022, ready to face the new year with enthusiasm and full of new goals. The first, for example, concerns digitization in the company: in fact, we have started a process for the development of management software that will make it possible to digitize information and order documentation between the various departments, so as to increase the level of control, management and intervention in all operational phases.

We believe that it is essential to periodically stop and look back to understand and evaluate what has been done, only in this way will we have the possibility to face the future with the right awareness.

We are proud to be able to say that all the actions achieved so far fully reflect the values ​​and corporate mission of Manaly, which we promise to carry forward also in the new year together with friends, customers, partners and suppliers.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from all the Manaly team!