A press conference presenting the new Vetro Artistico® Murano traceable label Took place this morning at 12:00 in Venice at Palazzo Balbi, headquarters of the Region of Veneto Council. The new trademark is born to protect the customer about originality of the Murano glass  artifacts and the customers.

The mark, realized following the most recent technologies, will allow the user to track, with smartphones, tablets and PCs, the entire history of the product, reconstructing the process of creation.
It is a true identity card of the artifact, which guarantees the originality, uniqueness and value of its the creative process.

The project was carried out by the Consortium Promovetro Murano with the support of the Veneto Region and the Chamber of Commerce of Venice ans its lagoon.

The new traceabe sticker was born after a long process of research and replaces the previous mark that although equipped with anti-counterfeiting systems, did not provide information on the object glass and the company who had carried it out.

The press conference was attended by the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Energy of the Veneto Region Roberto Marcato, the President of the Consortium Promovetro Luciano Gambaro and the Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce and its lagoon Roberto Crosta. Absent of the last hour the Deputy Minister Enrico Zanetti called to Rome because of the recent events that led to Brexit and the output of Britain by the European Union.

“This is a revolution for Murano glass – says Luciano Gambaro, President of the Consortium Promovetro Murano. Technology at service of a thousand-year history. An innovative tool for the protection of a territory and its tradition. An initiative to protect the customer and originality of Murano glass objects “.

“This is for us – continues Luciano Gambaro – is not a point of arrival but of departure, and the institutions have to be at our side to give strength and future to Murano glass, its culture and its history. Without a strong and planned financial support it is likely to frustrate all the work done, risking a thousand-year tradition heritage of Venice, the Veneto but also of Italy “.

“The Region has established the Vetro Artistico® Murano – said the Regional Councillor for Economic Development Robert Marcato, who also delegated to consumer protection – to ensure these productions based on craftsmanship and artistic creation. The Murano glass is an excellence in the field of artistic productions of the Veneto that the invasion of fake products is seriously at risk. The brand, in addition to being a guarantee for those who produce, also meets the need to protect the consumer. In this relentless fight against counterfeiting and unfair competition, technology offers us new tools that serve to make more and more effective law enforcement efforts”.

“The vigilance to protect a trademark part of the institutional mission of the Chamber of Commerce – said the Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce Delta Lagoon Roberto Crosta – Our products supervision bureau took seven months in the survey” Murano Glass “to identify stores and products which focus inspections. 3,110 products were seized because of unspecified origin and there is still much to do. A brand like Vetro Artistico Murano is a great tool for consumers, for businesses 263 Murano glass working, but also for all institutions because undoubtedly facilitates checks. The artistic heritage that highlights the world may be preserved and guaranteed only by a system approach and collaboration between agencies and institutions of the territory, in which we, as the Chamber of Commerce believe a lot. “