The Istanbul Jewelry Show has reported a 12% increase in the number of international visitors at its October 2019 exhibition
Some 51% of the visitors were from abroad. The exhibition whereby over 800 companies and brands from 20 countries showcased their products, was visited by 20,172 sector professionals from 127 countries.
Presidents of associations from around 50 countries that had joined ASEAN Gems and Jewelry Association Conference as well as buyers from these countries visited Istanbul Jewelry Show and got together with professionals of the sector.
As part of the International Buyer Delegation Program organised alongside the exhibition, over 1000 buyers from 70 countries have been hosted. Master and young designers showcased their “trendy” designs created for the 2020 season at the Designer Market.
According to UBM Rotaforte, Turkey is now among the “top destinations for global jewelry industry buyers”.
It said professionals of the global jewellery industry are showing growing interest in Istanbul Jewelry Show and Turkey every year, and added that the most concrete examples of this growing interest has been the increase in the number of international visitors of October 2019, compared with the exhibition in October 2018.
UBM Rotaforte founding partner Şermin Cengizm, said: “Thanks to our broad range of exhibitors that create trend-setting collections combining technology with design, Istanbul Jewelry Show exhibitions now attract greater attention from the global jewelry buyers.
“We are proud to have hosted over 50 thousand jewelry sector professionals at our March and October exhibitions that we organized in 2019.”
He added: “Istanbul Jewelry Show is capable of meeting all needs of jewelry buyers and with our 50 th exhibition which will be organized in March 2020, we’ll continue to offer the ultimate platform for fueling exports of the jewelry sector of our country.”