The event is set for May 6-8.
(Press Release) CARAT+ has announced that more than 90 percent of its exhibitors from the 2017 edition will return for the second edition in May 2018.
The event takes place May 6, 7 and 8 at the Antwerp Expo in Antwerp, Belgium.
The latest figures reveal high levels of satisfaction among exhibitors and a shared commitment to make CARAT+ the most successful diamond event in the world, said Filip Van Laere, founder and event director.
The second edition of CARAT+ will feature a maximum of 150 exhibitors, including a number of interesting service providers that require much larger spaces located in Hall 1. They will be joined by diamond suppliers, manufacturers, diamond jewelry brands and colored gemstone specialists in Hall 4 of Antwerp Expo.
“Our objective is clear: we are aiming for substantially more visitors for roughly the same number of exhibitors,” said Van Laere. “We want to maximise the return on investment for our returning exhibitors and partners who took the plunge with us during our first edition. In 2018, we understand that ‘visitor experience’ is the keyword for the continued success of CARAT+, and we are excited to reveal various activities and partnerships in due course. To date, we already feel visitor interest in the second edition of CARAT+ rising, which is a very positive sign.”
Italian fine jeweler Roberto Coin will exhibit his eponymous brand at CARAT+ for the second time in May. He said: "Antwerp is the place where the best players of the diamond industry provide the highest quality stones. After all, Antwerp has one of the biggest diamond bourses in the world and is home to many of the largest diamond companies. I am coming back to CARAT+ for the second time because, last year, I was very pleased to be part of a serious event that offered a new opportunity for the jewelry world to choose from the widest selection of diamonds."
CARAT+ offers a meeting place for buying, networking and debating the future of the diamond industry. Launched in 2017, the event attracted more than 3,000 visitors and 130 exhibitors in its first year alone. Partners and sponsors who have joined CARAT+ for the 2018 edition include Main Partner AWDC (Antwerp World Diamond Centre), plus ABN AMRO; motor company, Bentley; security expert Brinks; Brussels Airlines; insurance broker Driesassur; education and certification world-authority GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and industry media specialist Rapaport.
For more information, visit caratplusantwerp.com.
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