Africa is rising: A new generation finds its voice
September 12, 2020

Taking place during the VOICE Vicenzaoro trade event on September 12, 2020, in Vicenza, Italy the seminar will foced on the new generation of African jewellery designers and manufacturers, who are intent on changing the paradigm by which almost all raw materials mined on the continent are exported and processed elsewhere. Internationally educated but strongly influenced by local tradition, they seek to appeal to a worldwide audience, and also to the fast-growing consumer-base closer to home.

Participating as panellists were Satta Matturi, Founder and Creative Lead, Satta Matturi Fine Jewellery, Botswana and the United Kingdom; Monica Gichuhi, Africa Gem Exhibition and Conference, Kenya; Patricia Mweene, Founder, Inonge Zita Zambian Gemstones, Zambia and Denmark; and Thomas (Labi) Kapo, CEO, Akapo Jewels, South Africa.

Moderating the seminar was Nere Teriba, Kian Smith Trade and Co., Nigeria. She was supported by Edward Johnson.

The seminar was live-streamed to a worldwide audience.


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