Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai to debut in 2022

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Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai), a new B2B international jewellery trade show organised by two of the industry’s leading events groups, will take place from February 22 to 24, 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Created as a global hub for creativity and innovation, the three-day fair in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, is a joint venture of Informa Markets Jewellery, organiser of the world’s biggest fine jewellery marketplace – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong – and the Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG), organiser of Vicenzaoro, Italy’s most influential jewellery show and the top European trade fair in the sector.

DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) is JGT Dubai’s official partner, and Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group is supporting the event as an industry partner.

The new fair aims to deliver practical results that matter most to jewellery businesses today, from sparking authentic connections and driving better sales conversion to forging enduring partnerships in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

“As the jewellery sector’s leading trade show organiser, Informa Markets Jewellery is heeding the industry’s call as a strategic partner. Our industry is undergoing a significant transformation, and it is up to us to create and embrace new opportunities that will shape the long-term path for our industry,” said David Bondi, senior vice president of Informa Markets in Asia.

JGT Dubai’s launch is symbolic of how fast the industry has transformed in the new world, and “how adaptable, nimble and open we are to exploring new ideas and possibilities,” Bondi continued.

Corrado Peraboni, CEO of IEG, commented, “Our jewellery sourcing events in core markets around the world – be it in Europe, North America or the Middle East – highlight the true scale of our reach as an industry partner. In February 2022, expect us to bring our global experience and local expertise to bear in delivering one of the industry’s premier meeting points.”

JGT Dubai offers suppliers the opportunity to unlock the full potential of a combined market of 4 billion consumers – all within seven hours of flying time from Dubai. The buying opportunity is especially focused on wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers from the Middle East, India, Russia, Southern Europe and North Africa.

For buyers, the marketplace grants them exclusive access to an outstanding roster of international manufacturers, designers and jewellery ateliers, and the opportunity to explore and discover forward-thinking trends in jewellery, gemstones and industry-related technology and services – all under one roof.

“Held before the major shows in Las Vegas and Hong Kong, JGT Dubai will set the scene and be a showcase of invention. By hosting dialogue and debate, we will connect minds and spur the type of innovation required to take our industry to the next level,” he added. “With Expo 2020 Dubai now taking place in 2021 – one of the largest global events in the history of the region – and DMCC’s Dubai Diamond Conference in early 2022, the timing of JGT Dubai simply could not be better.”

Colin Shah, chairman of India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, added, “I am happy that a show of this magnitude is happening at an ideal time as this would definitely help boost the sentiment among industry players.”