Dubai to host a three-day jewellery sourcing event next year. Jewellery, Gem & Technology (JGT Dubai), a high-impact jewellery sourcing event, is scheduled to be held in Dubai between February 22 and 24, 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Aimed to become one of the world’s most powerful marketplaces for product discovery, meaningful connections and inspired thinking JGT Dubai will be organised in a joint venture of two of the industry’s leading events groups – Informa Markets Jewellery, the organiser of the world’s biggest fine jewellery marketplace – Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong – and the Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG), the organiser of Vicenzaoro, Italy’s most influential jewellery show and the top European trade fair in the sector.
Their unbeatable combination of resources, industry expertise, global reach and local knowledge is further enhanced by the support and capabilities of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), JGT Dubai’s official partner.
The new fair is viewed to deliver practical results that matter most to jewellery businesses today, from sparking authentic connections and driving better sales conversion to forge 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.
“Our collaboration with IEG is unprecedented in the events industry, and it won’t certainly be the last,” he said and added, “During these unique times, our priority is to create opportunities that will deliver the best results for our community, and JGT opportunities that will deliver the best results for our community, and JGT Dubai is something that we can do better – together.”
Corrado Peraboni, Chief Executive Officer 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.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, and Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange said, “JGT Dubai will be a unique event. Hospitality and the ability to bring people together is in Dubai’s DNA, and we are fast becoming the capital of precious metals and jewellery trade. Held before the major shows in Las Vegas and Hong Kong, JGT Dubai will set the scene and be a showcase of invention. This is truly an event everyone connected to the jewellery trade can look forward to and expect something different from one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on the earth.”