The Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair has confirmed its will still be taking place this month, despite other shows being impacted by the coronavirus.
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, has announced its readiness to organise the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair this February to offer new opportunities for Thai entrepreneurs to meet international buyers.
While other shows have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus, which is now responsible for over a thousand deaths, the event organisers are confident there is no need to delay as visitors and exhibitors have confirmed there attendance.
To reassure those attending though, the show has detailed the many ways it will be taking precautions to protect visitors and exhibitors.
The plan includes the installation of thermal scanners at show exits and entrances, the addition of registered nurses with temperature guns stationed around the show, an ambulance at the ready outside the venue, face masks and hand sanitzers available to anyone who wants one, and an increase in disinfectant sprayed through the air-conditioning ducts.
Only those who have passed inspection will receive entry into the show. For those with high temperatures, a golf cart will be provided to deliver suspected cases to a temporary screening unit outside the building.
Due to the Hong Kong Jewellery Show being moved to May, the Bangkok Fair will be the only major jewellery and gem event to take place in Asia this season, so the show expects an increase in visitors and exhibitors to the 65th edition.
“The 65th Bangkok Gems & Jewlry Fair will be the only major gems and jewellery fair to be organised by Asia during the period. Thus, the exhibitors have expressed their confidence that they will meet potential buyers from overseas who look for product sourcing and business networking.
“Amid the coronavirus outbreak, DITP has projected a much lower number of Chinese buyers. However, our Thai Trade Centers around the world have confirmed that most buyers, especially those from Europe and the United States, will be joining, as buyers from over 85 countries worldwide have already ore-registered for the event.”
The 65th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will be held from February 25 to 29 at Challenger Halls 1-3, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani with the aim to demonstrate the potential and the strengths of the country’s gems and jewellery industry while opening new opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet and trade with buyers from around the world.