Organizers Putting Finishing Touches to Inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry FairJune 04, 17
(IDEX Online) – Exhibitors, buyers, gems and jewelry associations, and the public and private sectors are gearing up for the inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair to be held from June 15 to 18, the show organizers said.
The event is being organized by the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) with the cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and AEC+6 industry associations. It takes place at the IMPACT Challenger 2, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok.
TGJTA President Suttipong Damrongsakul said that with the theme ‘Treasure Road to the World’, the organizers believe the fair will help boost trade within both domestic and regional markets and will highlight the strength of Thailand’s gems and jewelry industry.
“The Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair is where regional trading of gems and jewelry will take place, as well as providing a platform that will see more cooperation among gems and jewelry associations from the AEC+6 countries,” he said. “Moreover, we will be highlighting Bangkok’s famous jewelry districts while looking into the future at new innovations that will improve jewelry production.”
Currently Thailand’s gems and jewelry industry employs over a million people, with exports amounting to $14.25 billion in 2016, up almost 30 percent on the preceding year. The mid-year fair is expected to stimulate gems and jewelry trade in both domestic and export markets.
Pandora will take part in the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair to showcase its story. “Pandora’s highlight at the TGJF 2017 will be our company’s history and the heritage of Pandora’s famous charm bracelet that has been instrumental in the company’s growth and rapid expansion,” said Nils Helander, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Managing Director of Pandora Production. “We will also be showing our latest collection that is sold in 100 countries over the six continents and our fine craftsmanship in hand-crafting Pandora’s jewelry at the event.” Thailand has long been a production base for Pandora.
“Our founder Per Enevoldsen and his wife were impressed with Thai culture and its long tradition for high-quality jewelry production,” said Helander. “Also, Thailand is one of the world’s largest jewelry exporting countries with good infrastructure for jewelry production and easy access to raw material suppliers.”
The show will also provide seminars, exhibitions and fashion shows arranged in cooperation with the TGJTA’s partners. Alessio Boschi will give a talk on ‘Mastering the Art of Thai Jewelry Crafting…Designing the Opportunity in Global Markets’ in which he will share his experience in jewelry design.
There will also be a seminar on ‘Quality Standards of Rubies and Sapphires’ held by the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT). The latest design trends will be at the center of a presentation by Rajamangala University of Technology on ‘Trends in Thai Jewelry Designs in the Creative Industry towards Thailand 4.0’, which will also feature a special fashion show by university students.