New show floor destinations await trade buyers at one of the industry’s fast rising jewellery and gemstone sourcing events
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 24 July 2023 – Further solidifying its distinctive position as a top tier destination for B2B sourcing worldwide, Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) is returning for its third edition with new pavilions and an enhanced selection of products from 6 to 8 February 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The result of a collaborative effort between world-leading event organisers Informa Markets Jewellery and Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG), JGTD will present a diverse range of product offerings from around 400 exhibitors representing 25 countries and regions. Among the fair’s highlights are finished jewellery collections, from the aspirational luxury category at wholesale prices catering to different budgets, to the rare and exceptional.
Additionally, buyers will have access to an extensive array of loose diamonds, coloured gemstones, jewellery mountings, advanced jewellery manufacturing technologies and lab-grown diamonds – all in one convenient location.
Visitors can look forward to the debut of the Japan, Singapore, Thailand and US Pavilions. Returning show floor destinations under the banners of Brazil, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy and Türkiye will also offer buyers opportunities for a dynamic product discovery experience. The upcoming fair will likewise see strong support from the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) – India’s foremost industry organisation.
Primary attendees at JGTD are expected to include buying groups from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, as well as from various parts of Africa.
“As JGTD enters its third year, it is firmly establishing itself as a standout event, offering buyers a wealth of inspiration, information and opportunities for exploration in the incredible city of Dubai,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President of Informa Markets in Asia. “We have worked diligently to align JGTD’s offerings with the demands and preferences of buyers. Thriving in today’s constantly evolving industry requires a delicate balance of preserving what works while staying abreast of market trends. This principle guides us as JGTD further gains momentum as a global jewellery sourcing destination. Our mission is clear – to empower each attendee with access to diverse products, business intelligence and impactful networking opportunities that can help them succeed.”
The industry’s current pivotal moment of transformation and growth highlights the importance of partnerships now more than ever.
“The third edition of JGT in Dubai sees us collaborating even more closely with Informa Markets Jewellery, institutions in Dubai and Italy, our partners DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) and Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group as well as international associations such as India’s GJEPC,” said Corrado Peraboni, CEO of Italian Exhibition Group. “A combination of high skills and shared vision, the ability to listen to the market and responsibility towards the international jewellery community drives us to develop, with every edition, this B2B initiative born from a pioneering joint venture in the international panorama of our industry’s events. In 2024, we aim to consolidate JGTD as a sourcing destination with an even greater focus on buyer incoming through activation projects in the most interesting outlet markets for jewellery, gold, gems and technology. An ambitious horizon on which we can focus thanks to the trust of the goldsmith community, which sees in the city of gold, Dubai, the undisputed reference point for the Gulf countries, Africa and nearby Asia, as well as one of the main export markets for Made in Italy jewellery.”
JGTD is a valuable resource for buyers looking to stay informed on the latest and most innovative trends in the sector.
“It’s an exciting time for all of us. JGTD is a sourcing event where you can actually feel and see the future of the jewellery industry. People participate in JGTD, not only to sell or buy goods, but to learn, adapt and understand what our industry is going to be like one, two or three years from now. Every category is represented at JGTD, from diamond polishers and finished jewellery suppliers to new players in the technology and lab-grown diamond fields, which was unheard of 10 to 15 years ago. We expect to see even greater diversity in JGTD’s third edition,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, the fair’s Official Partner.
With its purposefully designed product showcases, JGTD is poised to elevate the jewellery sourcing experience.
“As we eagerly await the third edition of JGTD, we embark on a journey towards a thoughtfully curated platform, where local and global jewellers unite to procure their inventory for the year ahead and establish mutually advantageous alliances with their counterparts from jewellery manufacturing hubs across the globe. With utmost conviction, we envision JGTD evolving into an indisputable gem among international jewellery events,” said Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman of the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG) – the fair’s Industry Partner.
JGTD’s third instalment is building upon the success of its two previous editions. The 2023 show, held from 12 to 14 February at DWTC, drew buyers from 95 countries and regions, with a 20% increase in attendance compared to the inaugural edition. Overseas visitors made up 40% of the overall turnout, underscoring JGTD’s international appeal. The 2023 fair featured nearly 350 suppliers from 25 countries and regions and occupied an expanded show floor that was 46% larger than last year’s event. The JGTD sourcing experience was enhanced by the 2023 JWA Dubai Special Edition Awards Presentation Ceremony, which celebrated the accomplishments of four industry luminaries, namely, Dhamani Jewels (Brand of the Year – Retail); Pure Gold Jewellers (Outstanding Enterprise of the Year); Belmont Emeralds (Outstanding Coloured Gemstone Enterprise of the Year), and Kobi Sevdermish of Advanced Quality ACC Ltd (Young Entrepreneur of the Year). The event also featured an engaging panel discussion on “Inspired Leadership In A Post-Pandemic World,” which featured JWA Dubai Special Edition Honourees, DMCC’s Bin Sulayem and DGJG’s Abdullah.