Another, International Gem & Jewelry Trade Fair is set to become a permanent feature in the International Calendar of gem & jewelry trade fairs that includes some mega fairs such as the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair and the Japan Jewelry Fair. The inaugural version of the new fair christened “Jewelry & Gem Fair Europe – 2014” is scheduled to take place between April 1-4, 2014, at the exhibition and convention center Messe Freiburg in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Organization of the trade fair has been handed over to UBM Live, UBM Asia’s sister company in Europe. UBM Asia, with its headquarters in Hong Kong is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. With the launch of “Jewellery & Gem Fair – Europe” (JGF Europe), UBM Asia is expanding its global jewellery fairs portfolio to Europe in cooperation with their sister company UBM Live.
Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia said that already 99% of the floor space at Messe Freiburg is booked, with over 400 exhibitors from 25 countries having confirmed their participation in the fair. Speaking further on the new fair, Celine Lau said, “with Jewellery and Gem Fair Europe, held at Messe Freiburg, our hope is to establish a high quality and valuable fixed date to the jewellery industry’s calendar. We aim to fill a gap in the market by offering a professional jewelry sourcing platform alongside the experiences of the world renowned Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.”
Head of Sales at Giloy, Herbert & Sons, a leading company exhibiting at the fair, said that “the training and skill development in Germany and surrounding regions is extremely high, making design, product development and manufacturing in this region internationally recognized. In addition to this, the technical capabilities, precision and qualifications of employees are becoming increasingly important.”