The mood at the 44th edition of the Istanbul International Jewelry, Watch & Equipment Fair (Istanbul Jewelry Show-March edition) has been upbeat, with exhibitors commenting that they had met with quality buyers since the show opened on March 16.
Scheduled for March 16 to 19 at the CNR Expo (Istanbul Fair Center), the four-day show offers a number of attractions.
“We saw buyers who showed a lot of interest in our diamond and coloured gemstone jewellery collections,” said Ayberk Cakan of Tekvin Pirlanta. “This has been a very good show for us.”
“People have come to buy,” added an executive with Sener Kuyumculuk.
Organised by UBM Rotaforte, IJS-March is one of the must-attend events on the jewellery trade show calendar. Last year’s March edition occupied 60,000 square metres of gross exhibition space, drew 21,000 buyers from 110 countries and featured more than 1,250 exhibitors from 27 countries, the event organiser said.
IJS-March serves as a unique networking event and opens up business opportunities to jewellery professionals from Eastern Europe, Russia, North Africa, CIS countries and the Middle East, UBM Rotaforte added.
The fair features major jewellery brands and manufacturers specialising in diamond, plain gold, pearl and silver jewellery; loose diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls; jewellery mountings; display and packaging products; and machinery, tools and equipment.