-- THE MOST BRILLIANT EVENT OF ISTANBUL STARTS
ISTANBUL, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organized by UBM Rotaforte with the Main Sponsorship of Turk Ekonomi Bankasi (TEB), "ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW MARCH 2013" opened its doors to professional visitors of the industry with a ceremony at Istanbul Fair Center (CNR Expo). More than 1000 companies and brands from across the world made a debut to their dazzling products in the Show. Exhibiting the trends first time of the year with the most precious jewels of the world, Istanbul Jewelry Show will be open until March 24.
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Meeting point for the jewelry industry and an outstanding trade bridge between Europe and the Middle East, Istanbul Jewelry Show March 2013 opened its doors to the visitors with a splendid ceremony this year again. The Show which has particular importance for Turkey and pulse feel of the entire jewelry industry is bringing together local and international companies and designers for the 36th time this year. To attract a serious number of major buyers from abroad, leading companies and brands of the jewelry industry will showcase their surprising new models from now to March 24 which will sure leave their marks to the whole year in 5 halls with a total area of more than 40,000 sqm.
Following the impressive performance of the Janissary Band, Mr. Ayhan Guner, Chairman of Jewellery Exporters' Association (JTR), members of the Board of Directors of JTR, leading figures of the industry, and Ms. Sermin Cengiz, Managing Director of UBM Rotaforte cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.
Ms. Sermin Cengiz, UBM Rotaforte Managing Director said the Show which is held twice a year has an important place for Turkey and the countries of the region, adding that "We have made Istanbul Jewelry Show, which we have been organizing since 27 years, one of the most significant events of the industry with more than 1000 participants. We are extremely happy and proud to be organizing this Show which has become one of the top events for all professionals of the industry for the 36th time. We believe that Istanbul Jewelry Show, which allows the exhibitors and visitors to follow all novelties and developments in the industry, is of great importance for Turkey which aims to become the largest jewelry producer in the world, and this belief makes our responsibility for the industry bigger each day passing. This year, we are more confident than before on the road to become the leading show in the jewelry industry globally. We heartily thank the Jewelry Industry of Turkey which empowers us with the big moves they have made in exports in recent years and now compete with the giants of the world".
Mr Ayhan Guner, the Chairman of Jewellery Exporters' Association expressed his opinions about the Show as follows: "36th Istanbul Jewelry Show is a show where all of the industry meets with foreign buyers and which offers unique opportunities to the companies in the international arena. Thanks to the advantage of its geographical location and its matchless beauty, Istanbul is the most important meeting point of the industry and the whole region. I believe the Show is particularly important for achieving our export target, and exhibiting Turkish products, handicraft, and branding works to the entire world. At the Jewellery Exporters' Association, we are pleased to see the Show embrace an increasingly more global character by growing each year in terms of both visitors and participants, also in line with the growth of our industry. I wish a nice and successful fair to the whole of our industry."
Giant Brands of the Industry Showcase Their Thousands of New Models for the First Time!
Leading companies of the industry such as Atasay, AltinbaS, ArpaS, AriS, Assos, Atilla Karat, CetaS, Ekol, Favori, Kocak, On Jewelry, Pandora, Roberto Bravo, Swarovski and Zen Diamond - each joining the fair with their special collections for the Show - will shine throughout the Show with their different concepts and presentations. 2013-2014 jewelry trends will be exhibited for the first time in this Show. New products and concepts of the leading companies of the segments of fine gold jewelry, diamond jewelry, precious stones, pearls, silver jewelry, watches, display units, packaging, machinery and safe will be showcased at the Show.
Istanbul Jewelry Show Sponsored by TEB!
Addressing a broad segment with its Gold Banking products meeting the expectations of both the jewelers and retail customers, Turk Ekonomi Bankasi (Turkish Economy Bank / TEB) becomes the Main Sponsor of Istanbul Jewelry Show and continues to support the jewelers and the sector. TEB Gold Banking provides personnel specialized in the jewelry sector for its booth in the Show and introduce products such as Gold Loan, Installment Gold Loan, Gold Collection System and Jeweler Package Insurance to the visitors.
More than 1000 Local-International Companies and Brands from 29 countries meet at ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW!
Jewelers from all continents of the world and from around Turkey meet at Istanbul Jewelry Show March 2013 in order to give their purchasing decisions this year again. In addition to the country and group pavilions of Hong Kong, Italy and Thailand, more than 1000 participants from 29 countries (such as Belgium, Egypt, Germany, India, Singapore, Spain, UAE) will take their place in the Show throughout 4 days.
Special Buyer Delegations for the Exhibition!
This year, Istanbul Jewelry Show March welcomes Buyer Delegations from Russia, United Arab Emirates, India and Lebanon through an organization of UBM Rotaforte, and from the Czech Republic, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Casablanca, Lebanon, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tunis, Ukraine and Jordan with the organization of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy.
Supported also by Istanbul Minerals and Jewelry Exporters' Association, Jewellery Exporters' Association, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy and the Small and Medium Industry Development Organization (KOSGEB), Istanbul Jewelry Show has quality certification of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and Quality Management System ISO-9001.
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About UBM Rotaforte (www.ubmrotaforte.com)
UBM Rotaforte, a joint-venture company formed by UBM Asia and Rotaforte International Fairs Inc., owns the Istanbul Jewelry Show, an international exhibition for jewellery, gems , watches and related equipments. Now in its 27th year, the exhibition is held twice a year, in March and in October. Overall, the shows attract almost 60,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors, occupying show floor space of more than 40.000 square metres. Products covered include gold, diamond and silver jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls, gold mountings, watches and clocks, machinery, tools and equipment, display units and security devices. The business is supported by the Turkish Jewellery Association JTR, a national trade body which represents more than 1,100 jewellery companies, including the major manufacturers. UBM Rotaforte also publishes a supporting magazine RFJ (in Turkish and English) and organises Turkish jewellery pavilions at a number of third-party events in Dubai, Italy, and India, as well as selling exhibition space into jewellery events in Russia and Ukraine.
About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
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