HONG KONG, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JNA (Jewellery News Asia), organiser of the prestigious JNA Awards, has announced the much-anticipated list of Honourees or shortlisted finalists across 15 categories for 2015. A total of 49 Honourees representing 31 companies from 10 countries/regions have been shortlisted.
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The JNA Awards is supported by Headline Partners Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook, together with Honoured Partners Diarough Group, Gübelin Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Shanghai Diamond Exchange and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND).
The judging panel consists of five industry experts, namely James Courage, Chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC); Albert Cheng, Managing Director of the World Gold Council, Far East (WGC); Lin Qiang, President and Managing Director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE); Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and the Middle East; and Yasukazu Suwa, Chairman of Suwa & Son, Inc.
The Awards serves as an open platform that promotes and encourages the sharing of best practices and innovative ideas for the international jewellery and gemstone industry. It continues to draw interest among companies across key markets in the trade, including dynamic enterprises from South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Vietnam that have been shortlisted for the first time. Other countries represented include Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines and Thailand.
Letitia Chow, Chair of the JNA Awards 2015 Judging Panel, Founder of JNA and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, noted, "I have been serving as the Chair of the Judging Panel since the first year and I continue to observe an increasing high level of energy and zeal to excel and advance among the entrants. This year, we have added a couple of criteria in the entry rules, which made room for different scale enterprises and newcomers to be qualified as Honourees. It is also encouraging to see past Recipients entering and being shortlisted for categories new to them.
This year's JNA Awards ceremony and gala dinner will be held on Sunday, 20 September, at the Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong, during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. It is an industry-wide event that honours and recognises excellence and achievement in the global jewellery trade with a focus on contributions and achievements made in the Asian region.
To see the complete list of Honourees, please click here
For more information, please contact:
JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
+852 2516 2184
SOURCE UBM Asia