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Istanbul Jewelry Show, the B2B Hub

From April 17th to 20th, the catalyst event for the industry’s business will be staged at the Istanbul Expo Center

The forecasts are more than rosy: over 33,500 visitors and more than 1,500 companies and brands from over 140 countries. Just a few days to go to the 55th edition of the Istanbul Jewelry Show, Turkey's one and only international BtoB jewelry platform, organized twice a year by Informa Markets and sponsored by Elmas Kule. Ranking among the top five world exhibitions in terms of business volume, the show acts as a catalyst event for the entire sector in Eastern Europe, the Near East, Russia, North Africa, the CIS countries and the Middle East. The most recent financial reference is for exports of USD 6.9 billion in the January-November 2023 period, most of which were recorded as a result of the Istanbul Jewelry Show in a product range that truly covers the entire supply chain: precious metals, diamonds, colored stones, finished and semi-finished jewelry, pearls, silver and silverware, gold mountings, watches, molds, window dressings, machinery, equipment and ancillary industry, packaging, software, logistics... The four-day event will also be a valuable opportunity to discover the latest market trends: the Designer Club is a joint project between the Jewelry Exporters' Association and the Istanbul Jewelry Show that will offer designers and craftsmen the chance to exhibit in a specific area, while the Art for Jewellery - Inspiration Hub will focus on the many parallels between goldsmith craftsmanship and art, highlighted by the works of several jewelry designers.

Şermin Cengiz, co-founder of the Istanbul Jewelry Show, sums up the reason behind the success of this event by pointing out that Informa Markets, now the organizer of 13 different jewelry exhibitions in 7 different countries, including the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Show, the largest in the world, has specifically created a strong synergy in Turkey by combining its global know-how in the industry with the Istanbul Jewelry Show’s almost 40 years of experience. Underlying all these successes is also Informa Markets’ sustainable development policy which includes specific programs such as Better Stands. In fact, the organizing body aims to encourage all exhibitors and contractors at its events not to build disposable stands, but to reuse or recycle components that would make them classifiable as Disposable, Bronze, Silver and Gold based on criteria such as lighting, flooring, furniture, decorations, building materials and signage. Not only that. The Istanbul Jewelry Show (IJS) offers a series of incentives and awareness-raising tips for exhibitors, such as using local suppliers, criteria for selecting a hotel in which to stay, favoring public transport, LED lighting, digital platforms instead of paper brochures and recycling badges. Small gestures that, adopted on a large scale and by thousands of people, can really make a difference towards a more environmentally sustainable business.

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