The 50th edition of the Istanbul Jewelry Show has been postponed.
This news comes just days after show organisers vowed it would stick to the planned schedule of March 19-22, 2020.
In light of COVID-19 becoming a pandemic though, the decision has been made to move the 50th edition to June 18-21, 2020.
The show said in a statement: “In light of the recent global developments around the COVID-19 virus, our top priority is the health and safety of everyone involved in the Istanbul Jewelry Show; our employees, partners, customers and exhibitors.
“After careful consultation with industry stakeholders, and upon the official decision of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade on 11 March 2020 regarding the postponement of international organisations, the event will now take place on 18-21 June 2020.”
More information will be posted on on the show’s website and official communication channels.
The statement continues: “We are continuing to liaise directly with all relevant authorities while monitoring and complying with guidance from the World Health Organisation and the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health. We will keep you informed of any new developments as we receive them.
“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this has caused, and we hope you understand that this decision is in the best interests of the community.”