The 33rd Istanbul Jewelry Show, which was held in October, reported a 13 percent increase in overseas visitors at 3,217, representing 84 countries at the event. Turkey-based visitors totaled 7,377, the largest group, followed by nearly 1,000 attendees from Iran and 285 from Russia. The October Istanbul Jewelry Show hosted 320 exhibitors and it was organized by UBM Rotaforte.
Jimé Essink, the president of UBM Asia, said, ”The response to this year’s show has been tremendous, especially from the overseas visitors. Istanbul Jewellery Show has again confirmed its position as the leading jewelry fair in the European and Middle East regions.”
Attendee Emil Güzeliş, the president of Zen Diamond in Turkey, stated that the fair was well organized. “We received many orders. We met new customers, especially from the Middle East and Europe.”
Faisal Ali, a partner with the Platinum Jewelry Company in Kuwait, added, ”We have visited this fair many times. This year’s show was well organized and we placed orders. We are very pleased with our hotel and the shuttle bus arrangement, which were very helpful for our visit to the Istanbul Jewelry Show October.”
The 34th edition of the Istanbul Jewelry Show will be held March 22 through March 25, 2012 at the CNR Expo Center in Istanbul.