The Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) announced its readiness to hold the 61st edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) under the theme of “Heritage & Craftsmanship,” which highlights Thailand’s cultural heritage and the exquisite craftsmanship of Thai artisans that is internationally renowned.
The 61st BGJF is expected to welcome over 20,000 buyers and visitors from more than 130 countries across the globe.
DITP Director-General, Mrs. Chantira Jimreivat Vivatrat, expressed that DITP is a prominent stage to promote the capabilities and support large Thai manufacturers as well as SMEs, to expand their businesses to international markets while networking and trading with partners from Thailand and other countries.
“In 2017, the gems and jewelry industry was ranked third exporting industry in Thailand after automotive and computers and parts, with exports of gems and jewelry excluding unwrought gold increased by 2.25 percent, which was the first time for the industry to see growth in the past three years. Moreover, the outlook for 2018 is positive and the gems and jewelry industry remains a key part of the economy that generates income and adds value for Thailand,” she said.
The 61st Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will highlight Thailand’s cultural heritage, expressed in the creation of unique design jewelry that combines beautiful Thai designs with the demands of international consumers. For decades, Thai designers and artisans are renowned worldwide for their creativity, exquisite designs and creative jewelry pieces.
Highlights at this year’s fair include inspirational activities and exhibitions as well as new trading opportunities, such as:
- The Niche Showcase that exhibits five niche jewelry trends
- The New Faces that highlights the best of Thai SMEs from all regions
- A showcase zone that will be greatly expanded this year to exhibitions and workshops from The Jewellers, a group of designers who focus on creative and innovation jewelry-making
- Educational seminars and one-on-one consulting services from experts
- A mobile gems analyzing unit from GIT and other world-leading institutes
“The 61st Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair offers an opportunity for participants to meet manufacturers, distributors and over 900 leading exporters from Thailand and other countries who will be exhibiting all categories of products in the gems and jewelry industry in over 2,200 booths, with exhibitors from countries such as the US, China, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, and ASEAN countries. DITP expects that this edition of the fair will generate over THB 2 billion in sales and see over 20,000 international buyers and visitors,” says the DITP Director-General.
When: February 21–25, 2018
Where: Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani
February 21–23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m for trade negotiations
February 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and February 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the general public
More info: www.bkkgems.com or cal DITO Call Center 1169