JNA now will be Known as Jewellery World Awards. In reference to the need for a global platform where innovative minds and exemplary leadership can share accomplishments and progress in the international jewellery and gemstone industry, the JNA Awards will take on a new role beginning in 2021 as the Jewellery World Awards (JWA). The new name also represents how the awards program has risen in prestige, esteem, reach and size since its inception in 2012.
After over a decade of concentrating on achievements in the Asia region, the Awards continue to grow worldwide. The new identity helps JWA welcome more entrants from various trade sectors and all parts of the world. The step also aims to address the needs of members of the global jewellery community, share their experiences and celebrate their accomplishments in a more suitable manner.
“The new JWA, along with Informa Markets Jewellery’s portfolio of fairs, media, and digital platforms, is well placed to build even greater synergies for global trade. We are committed to delivering the best services and products to help build business opportunities at this time of transition,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President – Asia at Informa Markets.
“The JWA will continue to prosper on the legacy of its former self, the JNA Awards. It aims to include businesses and entrepreneurs irrespective of business size, geographical origin, and nature of business. It seeks to encompass every aspect of the trade, from every corner of the world. We will continue to recognize and honor exemplary companies as well as exceptional individuals with valuable contributions and positive effects in the world of jewellery and gemstones,” says Letitia Chow, Chairperson & Founder of the JNA Awards at Informa Markets Jewellery.
Organized by Informa Markets Jewellery, the world’s most significant B2B jewellery fair organizer, 2021 JWA has eight categories available for entry submission and will be open for registration on 29 January.
The 2021 JWA Ceremony and Gala Dinner will premiere in a hybrid format at Jewellery and Gem WORLD Hong Kong fair in September, with the help of Headline Partners Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and Shanghai Diamond Exchange, as well as Honoured Partners KGK Group and Guangdong Land (Shenzhen) Ltd.
JNA, the official publication of Informa Markets Jewellery, remains to be JWA’s official media partner. Key JWA events will occur during Asia’s No. 1 mid-year fine jewellery sourcing destination, Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) in June, and the industry’s largest and most prominent B2B marketplace, Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) in September.