Jewellery Arabia set to dazzle
Manama, October 15, 2012
Bahrain is set to host some of the world's most iconic jewellers tomorrow at the biggest gems and watch expo in the Middle East region.
Jewellery Arabia will showcase exquisite craftsmanship from across the world and is expected to attract around 50,000 visitors from Bahrain and around the globe.
The five-day show will be officially opened under the patronage of HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
It will feature 550 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, spread over 16,500sqm of floor space. It will unveil a unique host of collections, ranging from finished jewellery to luxury timepieces and precious stones of every size, shape and cut.
"This highly influential exhibition has united thousands of exhibitors with buyers in the Middle East, provided a perfect market entry point for hundreds of new companies and served as an important showcase for a countless number of collections and latest trends in the Arab world," said Arabian Exhibition Management chief executive Stephen Key.
"Jewellery Arabia 2012 is set to build upon its reputation as the Middle East's premier jewellery exhibition with a spectacular array of high-end brands, exclusive designers and quality fashion-led manufacturers and retailers."
Large groups of retailers, designers and manufacturers from leading jewellery export countries and a host of independent companies from around the world will take part in the show including prominent jewellery houses and watch manufacturers like Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Chopard, Corum, Harry Winston, Hublot, Omega, Panerai, Patek Phillipe, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin.
Some of the Middle East's top retailers and manufacturers, led by a selection of Bahrain's leading jewellers, including Bahrain Jewellery Centre, Asia Jewellers, Al Mahmood Pearls, Al Zain and Devji, will also take part.
Vast country pavilions from Brazil, Hong Kong, India and Malaysia will also complement the line-up.
Organisers said the eighth Middle East Watches, Jewellery and Pen Awards will be held on the sidelines of the show at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa on the opening day.
Hosted by MPP ME, publishers of the industry magazine title Arabian Watches and Jewellery, the awards are the culmination of an online public voting system and the analysis of an elite committee comprising watch, jewellery and pen experts.
Last year, Jewellery Arabia attracted more than 42,500 visitors, with more than 23 per cent drawn from the region's single largest jewellery market, Saudi Arabia, with significant support also coming from Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE and other neighbouring countries.
The show will be open from 4pm until 10pm from Tuesday to Friday and on Saturday it will be open from 10am until 1pm and from 4pm until 10pm. – TradeArabia News Service