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The 36th Istanbul Jewelry Show March Smashed Records

The Istanbul Jewelry Show March received a remarkable 30% increase in total visitors compared to the 2012 edition. A total of 26,523 top unique buyers, 81% of whom were domestic visitors and 19% overseas representing 110 countries, convened across four days to conduct business and meet suppliers and buyers from all over the world.

The top 20 visiting countries are as follows; Turkey, Russia, India, Greece, Iran, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, U.A.E, Ukraine, Morocco, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Macedonia, Romania and USA.

There has been an impressive increase of buyer attendance from Jordan, Kosova, Israel, Serbia, Syria, Libya, France, Kazakhstan, Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic, Spain, Belgium, China, Malaysia, Netherlands, Liberia, Albania, Canada, Georgia, Pakistan and United Kingdom compared to the 2012 edition of Istanbul Jewelry Show March. Once again, this confirms the Fair is truly a world-class trade event where one can conduct business with suppliers and buyers from all over the world.

This year, in addition to the country and group pavilions of Hong Kong, Italy and Thailand, more than 1000 companies and brands from Belgium, Egypt, Germany, India, Singapore, Spain, UAE and more (total 29 countries) participated in Istanbul Jewelry Show March 2013.

Ms. Sermin Cengiz, Managing Director of UBM Rotaforte said, “We are extremely happy and proud to organize such a successful Show which has become one of the top events for all professionals of the industry for the 36th time. We believe that Istanbul Jewelry Show, which allows the exhibitors and visitors to follow all novelties and developments in the industry, is of great importance for Turkey which aims to become the largest jewelry producer in the world. Trade exhibitions are channels for business opportunities and we are always happy to see IJS successfully fulfill its role in bringing business opportunities to our exhibitors. The rise in exhibitor numbers, exhibition space and number of visitors this year not only confirms the Fair’s international status but also highlights Istanbul’s important role in the global jewelry trade. We are more confident than before on the road to become the leading show in the jewelry industry globally. We heartily thank the Jewelry Industry of Turkey which empowers us with the big moves they have made in exports in recent years and now compete with the giants of the world.”

Supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, Istanbul Precious Minerals and Jewellery Exporters’ Association (IMMIB), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB), Jewellery Exporters’ Association (JTR), certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI) and the Quality Management System ISO-9001, Istanbul Jewelry Show, targeting the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North Africa, Russia, CIS Countries, United States and Asia once again confirmed its professional and international status in the jewelry industry.

Exhibitors’ Comments

“This is a very impressive Show. I would like to have a larger stand. We’re very satisfied with the buyer profile. We had a chance to meet a lot of buyers from Jordan, India, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Overall we satisfied with the Fair.” Mr. G. Hassan, General Manager-Hammer Jewellery Group Dubai, UAE

“We are very satisfied with the wholesaler and visitors profile. Info boards, registration area and behaviour of the staff and services available are very satisfactory. We look forward to participating in the next show. Thanks.” Ms. Nayeema Saikh, Manager-Rising Star, UAE

“Although this is our first participation to the show, we received very good results. We had the chance to get closer with buyers from Anatolia. This is the first time that Multifinish enters to Turkish market. We are satisfied with the request on quotation demands and orders. Know-how and service requests especially from India, Jordan and Lebanon was too much. We will certainly participate again in the next edition.” Mr. Ozben Ulu, Company Partner-Ayvaz Yuzey Islemleri/Multifinish, Turkey

“We believe the charm of March show. It is impossible not to do a business in such a successful fair with the right products and reasonable prices. We had good business with buyers from Jordan, Syria, Oman and Russia. In addition, surprisingly, this time we are pleased with the customer profile from India.” Mr. Hasan Akay, Owner – Akay Kuyumculuk, Turkey

“This Fair brings us great opportunities to meet at least 3 or 4 new customers overseas each time. We think both March and October shows are great success and very-well organized shows. We are pleased to meet buyers from Jordan, Egypt, Libya and India.” Burak Bilal Gurkan, Owner – Dafne, Turkey

“It was a successful show for our company. The organization and the buyer profile exceed our expectations. We had good business connections with buyer delegations especially from India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Lebanon and Algeria.” Imdat Dereli, Owner – Guven-Is Kalip, Turkey

“It was a very-well organized fair. We are happy with the buyers profile. We had a chance to meet with new buyers from Brazil, Morocco, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Lebanon and USA and even started to make business with some of them.”

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