Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair, organised by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, has reported the 61st edition as a resounding success, with a record breaking number of trade deals made at the show.
Held from February 21-25, 2018 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, the 61st edition of Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair attracted visitors from 113 countries with top five visiting nations included India, Myanmar, China, USA and Russia.
The success of the 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair is a step on the way towards the show achieving the Thai Government’s aim of making Thailand the ‘world’s gems and jewellery production and trading hub’.
Some 853 exhibitors occupying 2,003 booths participated in the 61st BGJF. Although 747 companies were from Thailand, others came from around the globe, including countries as diverse as Hong Kong, Poland, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, India, South Korea, Israel, Indonesia and Canada. A total of THB 2,005.91 million in trade value was generated at the show.
Held under the theme ‘Heritage & Craftsmanship’, the show highlighted Thailand’s cultural heritage, promoting the craftsmanship of Thai artisans with international trends to make jewellery more contemporary and answer to the demands of international consumers.
To align with the government’s ‘Thailand 4.0’ and ‘Creative Economy’ initiatives, the DITP instigated a series of special zones at the event such as a showcase for niche markets and an innovative design area.
In addition, the show held a series of seminars and workshops by domestic and international experts on a range of topics from raw materials and jewellery trends, to marketing and gem certification.
The 62nd edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair will be held in September 2018 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.