SINGAPORE, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UBM announced that more than 176 exhibitors from over 25 countries have confirmed their participation in the inaugural Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair, five months prior to the event. Held at Marina Bay Sands from 12 to 15 October 2013, the four-day premiere event is positioned as Singapore's largest fine jewellery show. The event aims to attract high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), trade buyers from the region and a large pool of international exhibitors.
To date, international exhibitors which have confirmed their participation at the event are from countries such as Belgium, Germany, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, UK and the US. They will showcase finished fine jewellery, precious gemstones such as the blue diamond and natural pearls among others. Many of these exhibitors are manufacturers who supply jewellery and gemstones to some of the world's largest and most reputable international brands.
Said Paul Wan, Managing Director for UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte Ltd, "Singapore is nestled in the heart of Asia and presents tremendous business opportunities for jewellers to showcase their products and capture the consumer demand in Singapore. Singapore is also home to 91,200 high-net-worth individuals and will continue to be one of the top cities of choice for the world's high net worth individuals. Alone, ASEAN's combined wealth is reported to be worth over US$1.24 trillion. We observe that wealthy Asians have moved away from traditional investments towards 'passion investments' such as jewellery. We already have the world's largest fine jewellery show in Hong Kong and hope to replicate its success in Singapore."
Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair features a stellar line up of over 200 prominent fine jewellery companies from around the world. Featuring their latest cutting edge designs, visitors can expect to see an extravagant showcase of rare diamonds, precious gemstones, lustrous pearls and antique jewelleries.
The event is the only fair of its kind in Singapore to be endorsed by the Singapore Jewellers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore. Catering to the ASEAN market, Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is the sister event to the world's largest jewellery event, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. Recognised as one of the top three trade events of its kind in Asia, the fair attracts more than 51,000 buyers and more than 3,500 exhibitors from around the world.
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About Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair
Organised by the leading exhibition organiser, UBM Asia, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is the largest fine jewellery event in Singapore. The fair will see more than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries, targeting the region's fastest growing high-net-worth population. It is the only fair of its kind in Singapore to be backed by industry associations; The Singapore Jewellers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore.
About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,200 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.
SOURCE UBM Asia