Last week’s Istanbul Jewelry Show has seen a reported 14% increase in visitors by comparison to its pre-pandemic 2019 figures.

The show’s organiser, Informa Markets, reported that 23,038 visitors came from 128 different countries.

From 7-10 October, 800 companies and brands from 10 countries exhibited to the international jewellery industry.

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Şermin Cengiz, founding partner of UBM Rotaforte International Fairs, said: “It’s been a source of pride for us that we’ve managed to organise Istanbul Jewelry Show for the 50th time since 1986 and also that we’ve reached the highest number of visitors for an October exhibition with this 50th [edition].

“Growing in parallel to the growth of the sector, our exhibition has been constantly ranked among the top five jewellery exhibitions in the world.

“We believe it will continue to be the preferred event for the global jewellery industry and especially for the Turkish jewellery industry and number of visitors and exhibitors will continue to increase in the coming years as well.

“Exhibitions are the most critical spots for the sectors they’re organised for.

“Exhibitions are the only setting where business deals can be made, new orders can be given, and new sector professionals can be met in person to reach new markets.

“All contacts made at our October 2021 exhibition will help accelerate trade in [the] global jewellery industry and especially in Turkey.”