Royal support for Middle East major jewellery event
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, has granted his patronage to the upcoming edition of Jewellery Arabia, the Middle East’s premier jewellery and watch exhibition, which will take place at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from 23 to 27 November.
Bringing together over 550 jewellery and watch brands from 35 countries, the prestigious exhibition displays a huge range of classic and contemporary designs, collectors’ timepieces, precious gems, clocks, fine writing instruments, luxury accessories and more.
Jewellery Arabia stands as a pillar of the Bahrain event calendar thanks to its positive impact of more than $19 million on business tourism, hospitality, food and beverages and the jewellery sector.
Michael Champion, regional executive vice president MEA at Informa Markets, welcomes the news, saying: “We are grateful for HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister’s support for Jewellery Arabia; the region’s largest jewellery show that provides a unique experience for jewellery lovers looking for dazzling pieces.
We are confident that, thanks to the rigorous health and safety measures we are putting in place for this year’s event, our visitors will enjoy a safe and wonderful shopping experience.”
The 2019 edition saw a record $36 million worth of jewellery sales, 12% up from 2018. Shoppers from over 60 countries visited renowned exhibiting brands including Al Sarraj, Al Zain, Boucheron, Etho Maria, Heinz Mayer, Ferrari Firenze, Bhaskar Devji, Kooheji Jewellery, Mattar Jewellers and many more, all set to return in 2021.
Some record-breaking transactions were also concluded, such as Schreiner Fine Jewellery’s rare pink diamond ring purchased for $90 million, the largest single-item sale in the history of the brand.
With 90% of the space already sold nine months ahead of the event including large pavilions for Bahrain Jewellery Centre and Asia Jewellers, Jewellery Arabia 2021 is set to be a memorable edition.
For further information, please visit www.jewelleryarabia.com.
A huge number of visitors are expected to attend the event