The Istanbul Jewelry Show welcomed a record number of visitors to the March 2019 edition of the show.
In total, 30,741 sector professionals from 123 countries attended the 48th edition of the show, which took place March 21-24 2019.
The amount of visitors from overseas was up 9% from the last show, with a 15% increase in visitors from European countries.
The Istanbul Jewelry Show makes it easy for buyers to come from overseas with its dedicated buyer delegation programme.
The Buyer Delegation Programme, organized by Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters’ Association (IMMIB) General Secretariat, Turkish Jewelry Exporters Association (JTR) and UBM Rotaforte under the coordination of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade welcomed 1,500 buyers from 65 countries in the regions of Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America, North Africa and the Far East.
Visitors had the opportunity to view products from 1,250 companies and brands from 24 countries.
Product categories covered included gold jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, fashion pieces, designer items, and silver household items to name a few.
The Turkish jewelry sector, which gained worldwide reputation with its uniquely-designed products by breaking the pattern of contract manufacturing, presented the trending designs and collections for the jewelry fashion of 2019-2020 to jewellery buyers from all around the world with special shows.
The Designer Market, organized every year by UBM Rotaforte and Turkish Jewelry Exporters Association, brought young and master jewellery designers together at the March 2019 exhibition.
A total of 103 new exhibitors, 78 domestic and 25 foreign, attended the exhibition.
UBM Rotaforte founding partner Sermin Cengiz, comments: “We are very happy to have successfully organized our exhibition which sets the agenda of the world jewellery sector and its professionals for the 48th time under the sponsorship of TEB.
“Organised in March and October, Istanbul Jewelry Show provides a platform for the realisation of almost 80% of the Turkish jewellery exports. There is an increase trend in the number of visitors at our exhibitions organized for the last three years. Turkish companies provide the biggest contribution to this trend. The ability of Turkish companies to produce a wide range of products and services at different price ranges for various markets and Turkey’s jewelry history of 7,000 years placed our country among the top countries of the world jewellery sector. Supported with promotional activities throughout the year, the Turkish jewelry sector increased its success in exports. According to IMMIB data, jewellery exports from Turkey increased by 81% between 2016 and 2018 and reached $4.4 billion. We expect our exports to reach $6 billion with the business meetings and agreements to be conducted within the scope of our exhibitions in March and October.”
The next Istanbul Jewelry Show will take place October 10-13, 2019.