More than 100 top jewellery buyers and wholesalers from Russia, Turkey, Azjerbaijan and Saudi Arabia will attend the exhibition, which provides an effective trading gateway into the high value Middle East markets. As the supply hub for the region, Dubai is the world’s second largest redistributor of gold bullion, importing 360 tones of gold per annum, and one of the top four diamond trading centers in the world.
"Dubai International Jewellery Week maintains a unique position in the market in that it services both the trade and consumers. From a business perspective the show delivers exceptional results, both as a strong transactional platform and for its networking and business relationship value. There is no other event in the region that attracts the caliber of exhibitors, buyers and retailers nor has the geographic reach that Dubai International Jewellery Week has," said Trixee Loh, Senior Vice President, DWTC, organizer of the show.
This year’s exhibition brings more than 250 international jewelers to Dubai, from countries such as Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom, to showcase all elements relevant to the jewellery industry. From rough stones and exotic precious metals to finished fine jewellery, the show presents billions of dirhams worth of precious gems and jewels.
Project Director of the Moscow Diamond Bourse and organizer of the Russian delegation attending the show, Irina Litvinova, said, "We conduct delegation visits to jewellery events around the world, but this is our first visit to Dubai International Jewellery Week. We have 20 of the most influential jewellery wholesalers and retailers in this group, with much anticipation about the business opportunities the Middle East region offers."
Also recognized as a knowledge platform for the trade, this year’s show includes a number of business seminars for industry professionals. Of particular interest to the international trade is the seminar conducted by the National Institute for Vocational Education Executive Director, Dr. Naji Al Mahdi, entitled "Understanding the GCC Jewellery Customer". The seminar provides valuable insight into regional consumer buyer habits, changing demographics, and culture-specific tastes and preferences in jewellery.
Earlier this year, Dubai World Trade Centre signed a strategic partnership with Italy’s leading jewellery event organizer Fiera di Vicenza, strengthening the business relationships between Dubai and Italian jewelers. The partnership marks the confluence of vision, aspiration and goodwill of both Dubai World Trade Centre and Fiera di Vicenza in intensifying the positive experience of their clientele in Dubai International Jewellery Week.
Dubai International Jewellery Week will run from 21 – 24 November 2012 and is open between 2pm – 10pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and between 3pm – 10pm on Friday. This year the show will be held at Zabeel Hall in DWTC.
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