Facets Sri Lanka, September 2009

FACETS 2009, Sri Lanka’s International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition is to be held from 3rd to 6th September 2009.

Held annually in Colombo since 1991 with state and private sector patronage, FACETS Sri Lanka 2009, the 19th International Gem and Jewellery Show will have hundreds of local and foreign exhibitors showcasing their gem and jewellery products and a large number of influential trade visitors from around the world visiting FACETS Sri Lanka 2009 which promises to be ” Bigger and Better” than ever before.

FACETS 2009 promises better overseas participation and wider cosmopolitian exposure. Steady consistent growth and diversification from inception, has been the impetus to both the seasoned trader and novice to put forth quality, from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

The event continues to draw crowds of local and foreign visitors and buyers, from the four quarters of the globe. The numbers increase year on year and the foreign participation is steadily growing. Overseas patronage from exotic places in the five continents, year on year out has lent the event, a truly global perspective, which the organizers fine tune to achieve international excellence. Some of the more popular nationalties that faithfully represent the show are the producers and wholesalers from the main gemstone producing regions of Africa, Asia, South America and Australia who exhibit and sell their aesthetic creations at the show.

According to the organisers of FACETS, the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association, Facets is:

-Sri Lanka’s one and only International Gem and Jewellery Show.

-Held successfully for the 19th consecutive year.

-One stop meeting place with over 150 stalls showcasing the finest Gems and Jewellery from Sri Lanka and Overseas.

-Focused promotional campaigns targetting foreign missions, embassies ,NGO’s, tourist’s etc.

-Excellent opportunities for new business connections, tie-ups, trade partnerships and most importantly make face-to-face contacts with the right people.

-An event which is promoted in lifestyle magazines and journals to target visitors.

-The show will offer an excellent opportunity for the retailers to directly source from the manufacturers, thereby eliminating intermediaries.

-The show is conveniently timed to canvas for new designs before Christmas, New Year and the wedding seasons.

Profile of Exhibits:

Gemstones- Polished blue sapphires and a variety of other colours, including yellows, pinks and fancy colours, in calibrated and free sizes. Fine padparadscha or orange-pink sapphires from this unique source. Other polished gemstones include Alexandrite, Chrysoberyl, Cats Eye, Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Topaz, Spinel and a range of colourful Quartz. Rough corundum and geuda corundum will also be on exhibit.

Jewellery- Fine sapphire and diamond jewellery in 18-karat yellow/white gold and platinum. Modern silver jewellery with gemstones will also be available.

Profile of Visitors:

-Jewellery importers and exporters

-Wholesalers and dealers

-Goldsmiths and Manufacturers

-Designers and Artisans

-Agents/ Distributers

-Bullion Dealers

-Trade Bodies and Associations

-Hallmarking Centers

-Banks and Institutes

-Department Stores

-Jewellery Retailers etc.

Facets has been advertised in the following print media:

-Newspaper Advertising

-Show Reports

-News Articles

-Magazine Advertising

-Newspaper Supplements

-Leaflets

Powerful Promotions for the Show:

The four day exhibition will carry out a very comprehensive promotional campaign to make this event a success with press advertising, outdoor advertising as well as electronic mailing.

Outdoor Advertising for FACETS 2009 include:

-Banners

-Pennants

-Posters

-Hoardings

Personalized Buyer Co-ordination:

An extensive promotional campaign will be carried out for buyers to attract the core targeted audience to the exhibition. A separate database will be set up covering a wide cross section of potential buyers as mentioned in the visitor profile.

The Shell Structure of each booth will be provided with the following:

– Shell scheme booth with partitions

-Basic lighting 4 fluorescent lights and three spotlights

-1 Waste paper basket

-3 Chairs

-1 Table and table cloth

-1 Plug base (5 amps)

-1 Fascia board with exhibitors name and booth no.

-1 Showcase 100 x 120 x 50 cm with tube light.

Sri Lanka is the worlds most business friendly country for the gemstone trade, due to our unique zero tax regime on the import and export of gems. Combined with the facilitation by the organizers of the show and the Sri Lanka Government, movement of goods to and from the show is made easy and cost effective.

In the majestic surroundings of “Cinnamon Gardens”, this exhibition is to be held in the country’s most prestigious edifice.  Optimum levels of available space have been utilized, which silently speaks for the popularity and the charm that it holds with our variety of fine gemstones and exquisite jewellery.

For stall bookings contact Mr Rizwan Khan:

Mobile No: +94 11 773959835

Tel No: +94 11 2390560-2

E- mail: [email protected]

Website: www.facetssrilanka.com

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