Jewelry, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai), a 3-day B2B sourcing event for jewelry, gemstones, and related technology, was recently inaugurated by Ms. Mona Al Marri, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council and Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office.
Jointly staged by the Hong Kong-based business platform of exhibitions, Informa Markets Jewellery and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), JGT Dubai has attracted as many as 320 companies from 23 countries across the globe to the event.
Following the inauguration, Ms. Al Marri toured the exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) along with other dignitaries.
Ms. Mona Al Mari remarked that Dubai hosting the inaugural edition of JGT Dubai is yet another testament to the city’s ability to provide an extraordinary platform for the global community to come together to share knowledge and expertise. The event also demonstrates Dubai’s commitment to drive development and growth in key industries and increase market activity and trade.
Ms. Al Marri added that the in-person B2B show is part of a packed calendar of events that Dubai is hosting alongside Expo 2020 Dubai, the largest cultural event staged in the Middle East.
The essential market for the jewelry community brings together suppliers from Belgium, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Israel, Turkey, the UAE, and other key sourcing destinations under one roof. The B2B show has a distinct showcase highlighting core product categories, with each category offering buyers opportunities for discovery and engagement, as well as the opportunity to get a head start on their 2022 sourcing requirements.
JGT Dubai has received wide industry support, including that of official partner, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), industry partner, the Dubai Gold, and Jewellery Group (DGJG), and trade associations encompassing virtually every aspect of the sector.
Positioned as the first international in-person sourcing opportunity for 2022, the fair has attracted strong interest from key buying groups with retailers, wholesalers, and brands from the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and South America signing up for JGT Dubai’s Hosted Buyer Program.
The event is further highlighted by two world-class gatherings, namely the highly anticipated Dubai Diamond Conference (DDC) organized by DMCC, and Informa Markets Jewellery’s Jewellery World Awards (JWA) presentation ceremony.
JGT Dubai’s inaugural edition will allow buyers to discover a well-curated mix of new inventory spanning finished jewelry, loose diamonds and colored gemstones, jewelry parts and components, and technology solutions and equipment.
Some of the finished jewelry showcases featured are Unison Manufacturing HK’s trendy gold and diamond jewelry sets, Unoaerre’s voluminous yet light design-driven collections, and KGK Jewellery HK Ltd’s timeless creations adorned with brilliant diamonds of the finest quality and cut, to name a few.
Buyers will also be treated to a wide range of loose diamonds in virtually every shape, size, and quality, including rare and majestic fancy color stones. The exhibitor roster includes Dayagi Avraham Diamonds, G Arabov Diamonds, KP Sanghvi Middle East DMCC, and Taché Co NV, among others.
On the colored gemstone front, Emerald 18 is expected to highlight its assortment of Africa-sourced emeralds, including single stones and layouts, in all shapes, sizes, and price categories.
Jewelry components are expected to be a major draw for jewelry manufacturers, designers, and retailers. Notable exhibitors include top Italian manufacturers of semi-finished and finished chains like Alessi Domenico and Fior, among many others.
Buyers looking for the latest technologies and applications will also discover sourcing opportunities at the fair.