Istanbul Jewellery Show: 30% increase in total visitors from last year

Apr 16, 2013
Istanbul Jewellery Show
Istanbul Jewellery Show

The Istanbul Jewellery Show, targeting the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North Africa, Russia, CIS Countries, United States and Asia once again confirmed its professional and international status in the jewellery industry. The rise in exhibitor numbers, exhibition space and number of visitors at the March edition of the show this year not only confirms the fair’s international status but also highlights Istanbul’s important role in the global jewellery trade.

Serving as the meeting point for the world jewellery industry and an outstanding trade bridge between Europe and the Middle East, the 36th Istanbul Jewellery Show March–organised by UBM Rotaforte with the Main Sponsorship of Türk Ekonomi Bankası (Turkish Economy Bank/TEB)–concluded on a high note. The exhibition occupied Halls 2, 4, 6, 7, & 8 of Istanbul Fair Centre with total gross exhibition space of 40,000 square meters.

The Istanbul Jewellery Show March received a remarkable 30% increase in total visitors compared to the 2012 edition. A total of 26,523 top unique buyers, 81% of whom were domestic visitors and 19% overseas representing 110 countries, convened across four days to conduct business and meet suppliersand buyers from all over the world.

There has been an impressive increase of buyer attendance from Jordan, Kosova, Serbia, Syria, Libya, France, Kazakhstan, Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic, Spain, Belgium, China, Malaysia, Netherlands, Liberia, Albania, Canada, Georgia, Pakistan and United Kingdom compared to the 2012 edition of the Istanbul Jewellery Show March. Once again, this confirmed the fair is truly a world-class trade event where one can conduct business with suppliers and buyers from all over the world.

This year, in addition to the country and group pavilions of Hong Kong, Italy and Thailand, more than 1,000 companies and brands from 29 countries, including Belgium, Egypt, Germany, India, Singapore, Spain and the UAE participated in the Istanbul Jewellery Show March 2013.

 “We are extremely happy and proud to organise such a successful show which has become one of the top events for all professionals of the industry for the 36th time. We believe that Istanbul Jewellery Show, which allows the exhibitors andvisitors to follow all novelties and developments in the industry, is of great importance for Turkey whichaims to become the largest  jewellery producer in the world,” said Sermin Cengiz, Managing Director of UBM Rotaforte.

“Trade exhibitions are channels for business opportunities and we are always happy to see Istanbul Jewellery Show successfully fulfil its role in bringing business opportunities to our exhibitors. We are more confident than before on the road to becoming the leading show inthe jewellery industry globally. We heartily thank the Jewellery Industry of Turkey which empowers us withthe big moves they have made in exports in recent years and now compete with the giants of the world,”she added.

UBM Rotaforte, a joint-venture company formed by UBM Asia and Rotaforte International Fairs Inc., owns the Istanbul Jewellery Show. Now in its 28th year, the exhibition is held twice a year, in March and in October.