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Istanbul Jewelry Show Drew More Than 30,000 Visitors




(PRESS RELEASE) ISTANBUL – The Istanbul Jewelry Show brought together products and services from 1,250 companies and brands and 30,042 local and foreign visitors between March 22 and March 25. Organized by UBM Rotaforte Uluslararası Fuarcılık A.Ş., the Turkey office of UBM Asia, the biggest exhibition organizer in Asian, and sponsored by Türk Ekonomi Bankası (TEB), which has been meeting the short and long-term financing needs of the jewelry sector for over 20 years and recognized as the fifth biggest international jewelry exhibition in the world, Istanbul Jewelry Show saw a 21 percent increase in the number of visitors compared to the exhibition in March 2017. As part of the biggest International Buyer Delegation Program of Turkish exhibition sector, 1,500 buyers from the target countries of the jewelry industry were hosted. At the same time, the seminars organized under sponsorship of HRD Antwerp alongside the exhibition provided flow of information to the representatives of the jewelry industry. Business contacts made during the exhibition helped realize around 80 percent of the exports of the Turkish jewelry industry. 

Organized twice a year for the last 33 years without any interruption by UBM Rotaforte, the Istanbul Jewelry Show featured local and international jewelry companies and brands representing a wide range of product groups and sectors, including gold, jewelry, diamonds, colored stones, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls, silver, silver accessories and silver household items, gold mounters, refinery, watches, molds, shop window decorations, machinery and equipment side industry, safes, software, and logistics and lighting product groups.

The exhibitors had the chance to showcase their special products and collections to 30,042 professionals from the sector, including 11,095 professionals of the sector from 121 countries. Compared to last year’s exhibition, the exhibition of March 2018 saw a 21 percent increase in the total number of visitors; 63 percent of visitors were from Turkey while 37 percent were from other countries.

The top 20 countries from which people visited Istanbul Jewelry Show in March 2018:

 Istanbul Jewelry Show Drew More Than 30,000 Visitors

The exhibition featured an “International Buyer Delegation Program” coordinated with support from the Ministry of Economy of Turkish Republic and organized by General Secretary of IMMIB-Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters Association, Jewelry Exporters’ Association (JTR) and UBM Rotaforte with the goal of supporting exports, finding new markets and preserving the market share. As part of the program, around 1,500 buyers of the sector from Europe, the Middle East, America, North Africa and Far East have been hosted at the exhibition.


At the seminar organized by HRD Antwerp, Istanbul Jewelry Show brought together the experts of the sector, as well as sector professionals from Turkey and the world. The program of the seminar held alongside the exhibition, featured panels titled “Synthetic Diamond” and “Rough Diamond” by HRD Antwerp Senior Instructor Wouter Vansteelant, “DnA – Diamonds and Antwerp – 570 years of Heritage” by Beau Declerk from Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and “Invest in Turkey” by Attorney Kunter Gürel.

Organized every year by Jewelry Exporters’ Association (JTR) as part of Istanbul Jewelry Show, Designer Market brought together master and young jewelry designers on the same platform. Designers showcased their signature designs and jewelry at the Designer Market specially created at the exhibition venue.

The Turkish Jewelry Industry, which recently managed to get rid of its label as the jewelry contract manufacturer of the world, and increased its reputation with unique jewelry designs, debuted trendy designs from the 2018 Spring/Summer jewelry collections for the taste of global jewelry buyers via special shows. 

Sponsored by TEB and supported by The Ministry of Economy of Turkish Republic, Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters Association (IMMIB), Jewelry Exporters’ Association of Turkey (JTR) and KOSGEB, and possessing quality certificate from UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and Quality Management System ISO – 9001 certification, Istanbul Jewelry Show brings together over 45,000 professionals of the sector and over 845 exhibitors from Turkey and the world in a 90,000-square-meter venue every year in March and October. 



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