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Istanbul Jewelry Show - March | 16- 19 March 2023
Istanbul Jewelry Show - October | 05- 08 October 2023
Venue | Istanbul Expo Center
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Istanbul Jewelry Show bases its sustainability work on 3 fundamental points: helping the jewelry sector by inspiring sustainable development, making the fair more environmentally sensitive every single day, and organizing the fair by fulfilling social responsibilities. The fair provides support to the designers, workshops, vocational high schools, and universities with a view to underscoring the importance of sustainable development.
Several environmentally sensitive works draw attention to the significance of the topic in the fair. In terms of reducing carbon emissions, during the event, details come to fore like reducing the number of printed materials, recycling of name badges and fair carpets, electricity saving by using LED technology, holding visitor queries online with the help of a tablet with a view to reducing the use of papers, and ensuring the transfer of participants and visitors to the fair venue via mass transportation to minimize CO2 emissions.
98 tons of wastes were collected in the recently held fair of October 2022 and were readied for recycling. The use of plastics in the beverage-catering sections at the exhibition space was minimized and was transferred to the reusable products. The food not used during the fair was sorted out to be donated to animal shelters.
The Fair focuses on transitioning into the use of renewable electricity by 2022 and contributes to bringing carbon footprint of Informa Markets to Net Zero.
The Fair leaves an indelible impression by means of its contributions not only to the sector that it organizes but also to the region. A collaboration is being held with the domestic catering companies, and visitors and participants are offered accommodation options nearby the exhibition area, and this does not only contribute input to regional economy but also to reducing the transportation duration and supporting the participants and visitors in reducing carbon footprints.
The Fair shares the results of entire works on sustainability throughout the year and raises sustainability awareness of the event participants and visitors. The Fair also calls on its participants to prepare their stands with reusable and sustainability-oriented products and accordingly implements necessary arrangements.
The Fair will be held at Istanbul Exhibition Center on 16-19 Match 2023 and raises its responsibilities on sustainability every single year and continues to provide information flow to the sector regarding a sustainable ecosystem.
The world's leading international jewelry exhibition, Istanbul Jewelry Show, is preparing to host 40,000 jewelry buyers from more than 140 countries on 16-19 March 2023 at Istanbul Expo Center. Organized twice a year by Informa Markets, the exhibition is the meeting point of the industry, not only for the products exhibited by the exhibitors, but also for its concurrent events.
“Art for Jewellery – Inspiration Hub” held with the support of the Jewellery Exporters' Association and Istanbul Jewelry Show for the first time during the October 2022 fair is preparing to bring together art and jewelry this year, as well. WGSN, the world's leading consumer trend forecaster, will also conduct a seminar for the first time during the event. As the latest trends in the jewelry industry are announced as part of the seminar, a great interest is expected to be shown by both local and foreign exhibitors.
WGSN, the world's leading online research and analytics service, provides services to the fashion industry. Founded in 1998 in London, WGSN reaches 74,000 users in 87 countries through its offices and global consultants, established also in several fashion centers like New York, Tokyo, Paris and Barcelona. Members of WGSN include numerous well-known brands around the world.
Türkiye’s exports grow unabated despite the setbacks in global supply chain that deeply affect the entire world, the Russian-Ukrainian war, and energy crisis. ‘Jewelry Sector’ holds an important position in respect of export products. While the jewelry sector performed 5 billion 855 million dollars of exports in 2022, the gold and silver exports increased by 7% and stone jewelry exports grew by around 33%. Representatives of such an outstanding sector prepare to gather for the 53rd time at ‘Istanbul Jewelry Show’ to be held by Informa Markets at the Istanbul Expo Center on 16-19 March 2023.
1500 companies and brands will be exhibiting in the fair that comprises of product groups like gold jewelry, diamond, color stone jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones, pearl, silver, silver jewelry and silver houseware, molding, refinery, watches, display and packaging, machinery-equipment and sub-industry, jewelry safe, software, logistics, and lighting. The companies exhibiting in the fair that provides meeting and cooperation opportunities with buyers from the U.S.A to India and many other regions will be displaying their special products and collections to 40.000 sector professionals coming from over 140 countries.
The fair hosting the domestic and international professionals will not only feature the Designer Club, the joint project of the Jewelry Exporters’ Association and Istanbul Jewelry Show, but also will provide the opportunity to the jewelry designers and masters to display the designs and jewelries at their own stand. This compartment at the exhibition space ensures that designers open up to the world. “Art for Jewelry – Inspiration Hub” will also be held at the fair with the cooperation of Jewelry Exporters’ Association and Chamber of Jewelers of Istanbul. WSGN, world’s number 1 trend forecasting firm will announce the sectoral trends within the scope of the event that aims at the art’s and artist’s contribution to the jewelry sector with the help of different projects.
Şermin Cengiz, Istanbul Jewelry Show Founding Partner said: “Jewelry is a leading value-adding product. Jewelry accounts for 80% of the 6 billion dollars of exports in our fair. The gold reserves discovered in Türkiye provide a positive impact on national exports and demands. As we set out this journey 37 years ago with the exhibiton of 38 firms, we are now offering a unique environment where the Turkish jewelry sector is promoted to the world. We will incessantly continue to create job opportunities for our sector and further increase our exportation goal.”
Several environmentally sensitive works draw attention to the importance of sustainability. In line with the vision of sustainability, the event features details like reduction of printed materials, recycling of badges and exhibition carpets, energy saving via LED technology, online preparation of visitor’s surveys via tablets with a view to reducing paper use and transporting the exhibitors and visitors to the exhibition area by mass transportation to minimize CO2 emissions.
11 October 2022, Istanbul – One of the most significant jewelry industry on the global calendar and held under the sponsorship of Elmas Kule, Istanbul Jewelry Show enabled new cooperation opportunities and a unique exchange of information, by bringing together important companies and brands of the industry, and professionals of the jewelry industry. JTR-Jewellery Technology Research assumed the knowledge sponsor role and Loomis undertook the safe sponsor role for the exhibition, where exhibitors received all their orders until the first quarter of 2023.
The October exhibition not only hosted the highest number of visitors in its history, but also a great increase in the number of visitor countries was achieved.
In comparison with the exhibition held in October 2021, Istanbul Jewelry Show-October 2022 exhibition achieved an increase by 13% in the number of visitors. Again, in comparison with the October 2021 exhibition, the October 2022 exhibition achieved an increase by 167% in the number of visitors from the South American countries, 122% in the number of visitors from Asian countries, 107% in the number of visitors from the North African countries, 90% in the number of visitors from the Middle Eastern countries, 84% in the number of visitors from Russia and CIS countries, 64% in the number of visitors from the European countries, 64% in the number of visitors from the North American countries, including the United States of America, 45% in the number of visitors from African countries and 41% in the number of visitors from the Balkan states.
With a view to boost export, discover new markets for export products and ensure that sellers preserve their existing market share, the “International Buyer Delegation Program” was held by the Jewellery Exporters’ Association of Türkiye and Informa Markets. As part of the program, over 1000 representatives of significant companies and brands in the industry were welcomed to the exhibition as buyers.
Next-year trends of the Jewelry Industry made a debut
Designer Club, a joint project by Jewellery Exporters’ Association of Türkiye and Istanbul Jewelry Show, brought master and young jewelry designers under the same roof. At the area arranged specially at the exhibition area, designers attracted great attention by exhibiting their designs and the jewelries they created. “Art for Jewellery – Inspiration Hub” events were organized in collaboration with the Jewellery Exporters’ Association of Türkiye, Istanbul Chamber of Jewellers and Informa Markets. “Culture Art and Jewelry”, Panels on the “Impact of Fashion, Culture and Art on the Branding of Jewelry Industry” and “Art and Jewelry as a New Philosophy for Perceiving the World” were held with the participation of well-known names.
Exhibition held as sustainability-oriented
Adopting the sustainability vision, many environmentally-conscious works were carried out within the framework of the exhibition. In order to reduce carbon emissions, several green actions were taken such as reducing printed materials, recycling badges and exhibition carpets, ensuring electricity saving by using LED technology, conducting visitor surveys via tablet computers to reduce paper usage, and transportation of exhibitors and visitors to the exhibition area by means of public transportation to minimize CO2 emissions.
Founding Partner of Istanbul Jewelry Show, Şermin Cengiz: “Reaching a record high number of visitors at our 52nd exhibition is a great source of pride for all of us”
Şermin Cengiz said, “It is a great source of pride for us that Istanbul Jewelry Show that we have been organizing since 1986 has achieved the highest number of visitors among our October exhibitions held until today. We had hosted 36,500 buyers at our March 2022 exhibition and 26,504 buyers at our October 2022 exhibition, thus starting to host more than 63,000 jewelry industry professionals in a year. We had finished our March 2022 exhibition by growing into 6 halls, rather than 5. And, we organized our October 2022 exhibition at 4 halls, instead of 3, in parallel with such growth. We have achieved an excellent growth trend in 2022, in terms of the number of both exhibitors and visitors. We anticipate that Istanbul Jewelry Show will remain as a preferred organization for the world jewelry sector, for Türkiye in particular, and the number of our both exhibitors and visitors will also continue to increase in the upcoming years.
Organized by Informa Markets, with IGI as the main sponsor, between 24-27 March 2022 Istanbul Jewelry Show – March 2022 brought together, the players of the global jewelry industry at Istanbul Expo Center. Products and services developed specifically for the exhibition by 1250 companies and brands from 15 countries have been offered to the likes of sector’s professionals. Orders and new business deals made during the exhibition period brought momentum mainly to Turkish jewelry exports and also to global jewelry trade. While the March-2022 exhibition marked a 16% increase in number of visitors compared to March 2019 exhibition, 30,5% of the visitors comprised buyers from 147 countries.
30 March 2022, Istanbul – Recognized as one of the most prominent jewelry industry trade events in the global agenda and as main sponsored by IGI, the Global Authority in Diamond, Gemstone and Jewelry Grading, Istanbul Jewelry Show brought the leading companies and brands of the sector to the professionals of the jewelry industry in a safe manner, offering opportunities for new business collaborations and a unique platform for exchanging knowledge and information.
The exhibition hosted the highest number of visitors while achieving a huge increase in number of countries represented by visitors.
Compared to the exhibition organized in March 2019, Istanbul Jewelry Show-March 2022 Exhibition achieved a 16% increase in the number of visitors. Again, compared to March 2019 Exhibition, March 2022 Exhibition saw a 134% increase in number of visitors from South America, 97% increase in number of visitors from Africa, 94% increase in number of visitors from North America, 76% increase in number of visitors from Oceania, 35% increase in number of visitors from Europe and a 4% increase in number of visitors from Middle East. While March 2019 Exhibition hosted visitors from 110 countries, for March 2022 exhibition, this figure increased to 147.visitors ever while achieving a huge increase in number of countries represented by visitors.
The exhibition also featured the “International Buyer Delegation Program” organized with the goal of increasing jewelry exports, finding new markets and preserving the market share. As part of the program, over 1000 representatives from leading companies and brands of the jewelry sector were hosted as buyers at the exhibition.
Designer Market was again where the heart of jewelry design beat!
Designers joining Designer Market which was organized as part of Istanbul Jewelry Show showcased their latest designs to the visitors of the exhibition. Growing every year and followed closely by professionals, Designer Market is a special platform where trend setting designs of the global jewelry market are showcase for the first time, designers get the chance to meet producers to exchange ideas and where jewelry design ideas for the upcoming year are developed.
UBM Rotaforte Founding Partner Şermin Cengiz: ''It's a great source of honor for all of us that our 51st Exhibiton achieved record number of visitors''
Cengiz said “It’s an honor for us that March organization of Istanbul Jewelry Show which we’ve been organizing since 1986, reached the highest number of visitors among all other March exhibitions ever. Growing parallel to the growth of the sector, our exhibition has been ranked among the top five jewelry exhibitions of the world. We believe that it will continue to be a preferred event for the global jewelry industry and mainly for Turkey and that the trend of increase in number of visitors will continue”. Şermin Cengiz said “Exhibitions are critical spots for their respective sectors. Making new business deals, getting new orders and meeting new professionals of the sector in order to enter new markets is only possible at the exhibitions. All meetings made at our March 2022 Exhibition will bring momentum to the global jewelry industry and especially to Turkish jewelry industry.”
Organized by Informa Markets under HRD Antwerp sponsorship between 7-10 October 2021, Istanbul Jewelry Show – October 2021, brought together at Istanbul Expo Center, the leading players of the jewelry industry from across the world. Products and services prepared specifically for this exhibition by 800 companies and brands from 10 countries, have been introduced to the likes of sector professionals. Orders given and new business deals made during the exhibition, made positive contributions to the global jewelry trade and especially to Turkish jewelry exports. Compared to October 2019 exhibition, number of visitors saw a 14% increase this year and 43% of the visitors were buyers coming from 127 different countries.
Organized under sponsorship of HRD Antwerp, the leading European Authority of the sector which ensures confidence in the sector all over the world, Istanbul Jewelry Show which is one of the most important jewelry sector events in the global agenda, brought together the leading companies and brands of the sector and sector’s professionals in a safe setting, providing new business opportunities and a platform for information sharing.
Ever Increasing Global Interest in the Event
Compared to October 2019 exhibition, number of visitors saw a 14% increase at Istanbul Jewelry Show-October 2021. Again, compared to October 2019 Exhibition, October 2021 event saw a 45% increase in European visitors, 43% increase in visitors from Russia and CIS countries, 37% increase in North America which also includes USA, and 10% increase in visitors from Middle East countries.
The exhibition also featured an “International Buyer Delegation Program” organized with the goal of increasing jewelry
exports, finding new markets and preserving the market share. As part of the program, representatives from leading companies and brands from the target markets of the jewelry sector have been hosted as buyers at the exhibition.
Designer Market has been once again where the heart of jewelry design beat!
Designers joining Designer Market which is organized as part of Istanbul Jewelry Show showcased their latest designs and signature jewelry products. Growing every year and followed closely by professionals, Designer Market is a special platform where trend setting designs of the global jewelry market are showcase for the first time, designers get the chance to meet producers to exchange ideas and where jewelry design ideas for the upcoming year are developed.
Your Health and Safety has been the main focus of our events
Istanbul Jewelry Show has been organized in accordance with Informa AllSecure health and safety standards. As the leading organizer of the prominent trade events in the world, with the goal of achieving maximum levels of hygiene and safety at its exhibitions, Informa has developed a series of detailed measures which aim to ensure all participants feel they are in a safe and controlled setting.
UBM Rotaforte Founding Partner Şermin Cengiz: “We are proud to have successfully completed our 50th Exhibition”
Cengiz said: “It’s been a source of pride for us that we’ve managed to organize Istanbul Jewelry Show for the 50th time since 1986 and also that we’ve reached the highest number of visitors for an October exhibition with this 50th organization. Growing in parallel to the growth of the sector, our exhibition has been constantly ranked among the top five jewelry exhibitions in the world. We believe it will continue to be the preferred event for the global jewelry industry and especially for the Turkish jewelry industry and number of visitors and exhibitors will continue to increase in the coming years as well”. Şermin Cengiz continued as follows: “Exhibitions are the most critical spots for the sectors they’re organized for. Exhibitions are the only setting where business deals can be made, new orders can be given at the exhibitions, and new sector professionals can be met in person to reach new markets. All contacts made at our October 2021 exhibition will help accelerate trade in global jewelry industry and especially in Turkey.”
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