VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show 2019 (VOD DIJS) is officially open, following a memorable opening ceremony, November 13th, at Dubai World Trade Centre. Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director-General of the Government of Dubai Media Office was in attendance to officially launch the 2019 edition of the MENA region’s definitive jewellery and gem exhibition. She was joined by Daniele Villa, Show Director VOD DIJS 2019, along with excited visitors, eager to sample a captivating first day of the exhibition, special offers, events, and much more.
Following a hugely successful opening day, VOD DIJS 2019 will continue to welcome more than 500 leading local, regional and international brands from 21 countries to DWTC, along with an extensive selection of extra special offers over the next three days, reinforcing its status as an unmissable event in the Dubai calendar.
Trade Highlights from Day 1
After concluding a globetrotting pre-show promotional roadshow, VOD DIJS organisers were proud to host buyers from 13 countries for the massively popular Hosted Buyers Programme. The Hosted Buyers Programme pairs top-brand local and international retailers and department stores with wholesalers and event exhibitors, to ensure access to unique collections, a competitive advantage, and the chance to build new relationships in the industry. The list of confirmed hosted buyers in attendance at yesterday’s show comprised prominent retailers and decision-makers from around the world, all of whom will return today, looking at even more healthy buying opportunities.
On top of a spectacular opening ceremony, VOD DIJS’ first day also featured The Middle East Jewellery Designers’ Forum 2019. The third edition of the event saw VOD DIJS team up with The New Jeweller Group for the third time. Eminent industry speakers were on hand to present, debate and speak on various subjects concerning the Middle East’s gem and jewellery sector, including future trends. Participants included retailers, manufacturers, designers, educators, students, association heads, and other key personalities from the region’s jewellery industry.
Opening Day Consumer Highlights
Day 1 saw excited visitors enter an amazing world of magnificent jewellery and gems, as they took advantage of exclusive shopping opportunities at VOD DIJS. In addition to a variety of dedicated country pavilions, every aspect of the global jewellery world was on offer at VOD DIJS’ opening day, including craftmanship, production, distribution, precious materials, trends, and more, as visitors browsed through a line-up of top exhibitors from all over the world.
Even More to Look Forward to
There’s a lot more to look forward to at day 2 of the show, as VOD DIJS hosts a very special panel discussion to preview Trendvision’s ‘The Jewellery Trendbook 2021+’. The discussion will be moderated by world-renowned luxury trend forecaster and jewellery designer Paola De Luca, with a panel made up of top industry personalities, who will explore a range of topics, including:
- Socio-cultural phenomena’s impact on the evolution of purchasing behaviour
- Jewellery directions, both internationally and across the GCC
- Trend Forecasting: Decoding the future of jewellery trends two years ahead
- Forward-thinking entrepreneurs, designers and bloggers becoming industry influencers
Visitors will be able to admire the exclusiveness on offer and marvel at the captivating collections and dazzling designs on display from the popular jewellery designers at today’s catwalk shows. VOD DIJS’ official Lifestyle Partner, The Orphic, in partnership with Damas, will also showcase its latest collection, ‘The Art of Escape’, during an exclusive fashion show at 7 pm.