ISTANBUL, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The jewellery industry will gather for 34th time at the region's prime event - ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW – at the CNR Expo, from today till 25 March 2012.
The fair is organized by UBM Rotaforte and Turkiye Ekonomi Bankası (TEB), which acts as the main sponsor of the event. TEB has provided special services to the jewellery industry through its gold banking department since 1996.
Global Jewellery Industry Professionals gather at this Exhibition
The 34th ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW is the largest edition in its history. Over 1,000 exhibiting companies from 24 countries and regions will exhibit their products and services across 23,500 sqm in 5 halls. It is organised along product lines to make it easier for visitors to find the products they are looking for, and for the exhibitors to meet the right buyers. The fair offers a platform where 80 percent of the export connections of the entire Turkish jewellery industry are made.
Leading local jewellery and watch companies participating in the exhibition include Altinbas, Atasay, Assos, Asgold, Arpas, Aris, Eris, Gulaylar, Seyrekoglu, Zen Diamond, and Timeart (Belmond, Quantum). There are also international pavilions from Belgium, Italy, Hong Kong, Thailand.
More than 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the exhibition, coming from the Middle East, East Europe, North Africa, Russia, the Turkic Republics, as well as all of Turkey. This year's show is further enriched with visitors from America and Asia. In particular, there are confirmed buyer delegations from Russia, Arab countries, Dubai, Iran and Europe.
World's Largest Emerald
Owned by Daga family, one of the most famous families in India, the Daga Emerald is universally recognized as the world's biggest pure gemstone at 12,360 carat and weighs 2.5 kg. Since it is a national treasure of India, it cannot be sold, but is under the protection of Daga family. For the first time, the priceless Daga Emerald will be displayed at the Istanbul Jewelry Show, courtesy of Valentine Diamond. It has taken elaborate security measures to deliver the gem and it will remain heavily guarded throughout the exhibition.
Inaugural Watch Pavilion
Another novelty this year at the Istanbul Jewelry Show will be a specially designed watch pavilion in Hall 5. Some of the major brands and companies taking part are ALKIR SAAT Black Lion, Daymond Rene, Infinity, Michel Renee, ASLAN SAAT Orient Watch Co Ltd, ESSA DIS TICARET Daniel Klein, Sebago, ERSA A.S. Bulova, Casio, Harley Davidson, Pierre Cardin, Puma, EVEREST SAAT Murex, Riba Watch Suisse Sarl, Seculus International S.A, Vogue My Style, CSF GROUP Jack Pierre, Balezza, Csf Time, HBM SAAT Creo, KONYALI SAAT Carrera, Ice-Watch, Movado, Nacar, Zenith, MISKAL TICARET PAZARLAMA, NIDA SAAT Esence, I-Watch, Slazenger, Wainer, PERSENTILI MUMESSILLIK Stuhrling Original, Athens Watch Co, QUANTUM ULUSLARARASI SAAT A.S. Belmond, Quantum, Taf, SEMPA LTD STI Edwin, Obaku, Zerone, SEZGIN SAAT Alviero, Cacharel, Carrera, Cat, Chevignon, Elite, Elle, Fcuk, Fraboso, Gl, Guylaroche, Joop, Jojo, Kenzo, Lotus, Manuel Zed, Misaki, Moog, Morgan, Paris Hilton, Pierre Cardin, Police, Rotary, Skagen, Thierry Mugler, Ted Lapidus, Thomas Sabo, Zoppini, Helveco, WatchmeTEKTAS SAATCILIK A.S. Gucci, ZIYNET SAATCILIK A.S. and Breitling.
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Notes to Editors
About UBM Rotaforte(www.ubmrotaforte.com)
UBM Rotaforte, a joint-venture company formed by UBM Asia and Rotaforte International Fairs Inc., owns the Istanbul Jewelry Show, an international exhibition for jewellery, silver, watches and related equipment. Now in its 25th year, the exhibition is held twice a year, in March and in October. Overall, the shows attract almost 60,000 visitors and 1,600 exhibitors, occupying net show floor space of more than 28,000 square metres. Products covered include gold, silver and diamond jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls, mountings, watches and clocks, machinery, tools and equipment, display units and security devices. The business is supported by the Turkish Jewellery Association, a national trade body which represents more than 1,100 jewellery companies, including the major manufacturers. UBM Rotaforte also publishes a supporting magazine (in Turkish and English) and organises Turkish jewellery pavilions at a number of third-party events in Dubai, Italy, and India, as well as selling exhibition space into jewellery events in Russia and Ukraine.
About UBM Asia(www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 17 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 150 events, 34 publications and 14 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
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