The seventh edition of the JNA Awards, has announced that a record-breaking number of 127 entries across 12 categories has been received.
Organised by UBM Asia, the JNA Awards recognises best business practices, excellence and innovation in the international jewellery and gemstone industry. UBM said that fifty-six of those submissions were received from companies participating the awards for the first time.
Entries from 16 countries and regions, namely Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam were received.
The categories with the most number of entries were the ‘Industry Innovation of the Year’ with 34 entries and ‘Brand of the Year – Retail’ with 16 submissions.
Wolfram Diener, senior vice president of UBM Asia, said: “We are delighted that the awards has been drawing the participation of some of the most talented individuals, teams and enterprises within the trade. Our mission has always been to elevate our industry by showcasing companies that have grown their businesses through best practices.”
Letitia Chow, chairperson of the JNA Awards and director of business development – at UBM Asia,added: “This is yet another record-breaking year for the JNA Awards. This year, impressively, more than 40 percent of the entries were submitted by first-time entrants. We are also glad to see past honourees continue to challenge themselves and participate in the Awards’ seventh edition with new ideas and innovations.”
The JNA Awards 2018 is supported by headline partners Chow Tai Fook and the Shanghai Diamond Exchange, together with partners KGK Group, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited.