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Posted October 31, 2013 by artBahrain in artDestination

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The 22nd edition of the Middle East’s premier jewellery and watch exhibition, Jewellery Arabia 2013, is set to take place from 19 to 23 November at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

HH the Prime Minister of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa performing the ribbon cutting ceremony at Jewellery Arabia 2012

HH the Prime Minister of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa performing the ribbon cutting ceremony at Jewellery Arabia 2012

This 5-day spectacular will feature over 600 exhibitors from 30 nations who will spread their precious wares across an area of 18,200 square metres. On display will be a huge range of finished jewellery, luxury timepieces, precious stones, antiques, objet d’arts, jewellery packaging and technology from across the globe.

Jewellery Arabia 2013 is set to be 10% bigger than the previous exhibition and visitors can look forward to a number of new and exciting participants, including high end Italian jeweller Bulgari and multi-national celebrity jeweller Mouawad. Jewellery Arabia 2013 will also witness the first official group participation from the UK, coordinated by British Allied Trades Federation (BATF), and Singapore, coordinated by the Singapore Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME).

Event director Fawzi Al Shehabi said that exhibitor interest in Jewellery Arabia is particularly strong this year.

We have an extensive waiting list of companies who have requested space. We are considering constructing an additional temporary hall to meet demand and further increase the show’s size, whilst providing space for even more quality exhibits for visitors to choose from,” said Arabian Exhibition Management’s Director of Sales and Marketing Fawzi Al Shehabi.

Eminent jewellery houses and watch manufacturers making a return appearance at Jewellery Arabia 2013 include Chopard, David Morris, Gaspari, Harry Winston, Piaget and Staurino Fratelli amongst numerous others.

Watches also remain a prominent feature in 2013. Visitors can source the latest in design and manufacture from a vast range of important brands including A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Baume & Mercier, Corum, Hublot, Omega, Officine Panerai, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin to name just
a few.

Many of these high profile international jewellery and watch brands will use the exhibition as a platform to introduce exclusive collections and limited edition pieces to the Middle East collector’s market.

Complementing these iconic brands are large national groups of retailers, designers and manufacturers from leading jewellery export countries. National groups at Jewellery Arabia 2013 include Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK. Collectively, these groups of companies reflect the very best manufacturing capabilities, design expertise and gemmological resources that their respective countries have to offer.

Over the last 22 years, Jewellery Arabia has steadily evolved into the single most important jewellery and watch exhibition in the Middle East. Its reputation, size, quality of exhibits and sheer variety is unique in the region. The show is seen as an essential buying event for private collectors and the trade. Incredible designers choose Jewellery Arabia as their sole platform in the Middle East, whilst many more use the exhibition as an opportunity to showcase exclusive and new collections. We are looking forward in all confidence to yet another outstanding event,” said Fawzi Al Shehabi.

Joining international brands and national groups are and a host of independent companies from all over the world, led by a selection of Bahrain’s leading jewellers. They include Bahrain Jewellery Centre, Asia Jewellers, Al Mahmood Pearls, Al Zain and Devji among others.

Last year’s show attracted over 46,300 visitors. Of the total, 25% were drawn from the region’s single largest jewellery market – Saudi Arabia, with significant support also coming from Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and other neighbouring countries.

New Timings for 2013

Jewellery Arabia will open from 16.00 to 22.00 on Tuesday 19 November to Friday 22 November. On Saturday 23 October the exhibition will open from 12.00 to 22.00.

The 9th Middle East Watches, Jewellery and Pen Awards

Further highlighting the importance of Jewellery Arabia to the Middle East jewellery and watch industry, for the ninth successive year, the Middle East Premier Awards for Watches, Jewellery and Pens will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain on 19 November.

Hosted by MPP ME, publishers of the industry magazine title Arabian Watches and Jewellery (AWJ), the Awards are the culmination of an online public voting system and the analysis of an elite committee comprising of watch, jewellery and pen experts.

Fostering cohesion amongst Jewellery Arabia participants whilst also acknowledging their individual contribution to the industry, the ceremony will be a star-studded event with the expected presence of specially invited dignitaries and senior professionals representing the international and regional watch, jewellery and  pen industries.

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