The event, organized by Informa Markets, a leading company in the creation of physical platforms for specialized industries and markets, will see the participation of buyers from the USA, India and Europe, who will have the unique opportunity to personally experience what the know-how of more than 1,500 companies, encompassing almost the entire supply chain, is able to produce. The show will not only feature gold jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones, but also silver household items, casting, refining, watches, displays and packaging, machinery-equipment, safes, software, logistics and specific lighting. The “Art for Jewelry - Inspiration Hub” will also be held at the show in cooperation with the Association of Jewelry Exporters and the Istanbul Chamber of Jewelers.
Şermin Cengiz, a founding partner of the Istanbul Jewelry Show, said: «Jewelry is a leading product that adds value and accounts for 80% of our show's $6 billion export. The gold reserves discovered in Turkey have a positive impact on exports and domestic demand. While 37 years ago we opened the show with 38 companies, we now offer a unique environment that promotes the Turkish jewelry industry around the world. We will continue unceasingly to create job opportunities for our industry and further increase our export target.»
Alongside business targets, in recent years, the Jewelry Expo Center has also added environmental awareness by activating a series of structural and organizational initiatives aimed at energy saving and sustainability: less printed material, recycled badges and exhibition carpeting, energy saving through LED technology, online preparation of visitor surveys through tablets to reduce the use of paper and transporting exhibitors and visitors to the exhibition area using mass transit means to minimize CO2 emissions.