After a successful debut in 2013, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair will be staged again from 23rd to 26th October at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. As the largest fine jewellery event in the region, the four-day fair will sparkle with a stellar cast of international fine jewellery manufacturers and wholesalers displaying a stunning array of the most exquisite jewellery and finely crafted designs from the world over.
Last year, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair featured 283 exhibitors from 28 countries and attracted a total of 8,739 visitors from over 70 countries and regions, making it the biggest-scale regional show of its kind. This year, more than 300 notable exhibitors from countries and regions such as Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and Singapore have already confirmed their participation. Supplying jewellery and gemstones to some of the world's largest reputable international brands as well as jewellery chain stores, these exhibitors will present prized diamonds and pearls, precious stones and gems, rare and exquisite jewellery pieces, exceptional timepieces and other dazzling collectibles to visitors. The show will see esteemed jewellers and collectors sourcing for the most coveted jewellery and gemstones in the world.
UBM has chosen to host this fair in Singapore because of its aptitude to be the Asian city poised to have the highest number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) by 2023 and the optimistic outlook of its jewellery market. According to JewelleryNetAsia, Asia's prime B2B trade portal for professionals in jewellery and gem industries, jewellery sales in Singapore are expected to register an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 percent over the next three years to reach US$2.9 billion, or S$3.7 billion, in 2017.
The fair presents unparalleled opportunities for tapping into Asia's rapidly growing jewellery market. For instance, Indonesia, one of the largest producers of white South Sea cultures pearls, is a significant contributor to the global pearl industry. Long positioned as the gemstone capital of the world, Thailand's gemstone exports reached $757.02 million in 2013, a 23.82 percent increase over 2012's $611.39 million.
"The Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair prides itself as the most important fine jewellery fair in Southeast Asia. It presents the definite marketplace environment for buyers to acquire the best that fine jewellery has to offer. UBM is committed to serve the world's jewellery industry by presenting vast business, trading and investment opportunities at this fair, by leveraging on our vast experience in staging blockbuster jewellery exhibitions around the world," said Paul Wan, Managing Director, UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd, the event organiser.