Dubai: Building on the success of its maiden edition, Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) is returning to the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 12 to 14 February 2023 with more world-class exhibitors, product introductions and the second annual JWA Dubai Awards Presentation Ceremony and Panel Discussion.
Designed around the show theme, “The Centre of Business,” and positioned as “the B2B fair to expand international business into new markets,” JGT Dubai is seeing solid demand for booth space from international suppliers angling for a strong start to the buying season. The second edition aims to present the latest offerings of about 400 major suppliers from more than 20 countries and regions, representing at least a 30% increase in exhibitor numbers compared with the 2022 inaugural show. The sourcing event is also adding a new hall to meet firm demand for booth locations, effectively expanding the show’s gross exhibition space by 40% to about 15,000sqm.
The first sourcing experience of its kind in 2023, JGT Dubai is a joint venture of two of the industry’s leading events groups namely, Informa Markets Jewellery – organiser of the world’s biggest fine jewellery marketplace, Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW), which is making a full return to Hong Kong next year, and Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG), organiser of Vicenzaoro, one of the most influential jewellery shows worldwide and the top European trade fair in the sector. Their combined resources, global reach and local knowledge is further enhanced by the support of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), JGT Dubai’s Official Partner, and the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG), the fair’s Industry Partner.
JWA Dubai 2023:
Adding excitement to the JGT Dubai show floor is the second annual JWA Dubai Awards Presentation Ceremony and Panel Discussion, which will take place on Day 1 of the fair. The regional edition of Informa Markets Jewellery’s Jewellery World Awards (JWA), JWA Dubai is one of the industry’s most prestigious yearly celebrations of exceptional individuals and businesses within the Middle East’s jewellery and gemstone sector.
For the 2023 edition, the Awards will have four categories, namely, Brand of the Year – Retail, Outstanding Enterprise of the Year, Outstanding Coloured Gemstone Enterprise of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 or below). The 2023 winners will be announced in December.
The fair also precedes the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) Congress, which will be hosted by DMCC from 15 to 17 February at the Almas Conference Centre. The Congress is a unique event that brings together leaders in the coloured gemstone sector.