The fifth Singapore International Jewellery Show was ceremonially opened yesterday July 30th. The partner country for the Singapore International Jewellery Show is Sri Lanka.
The opening ceremony was also attended by delegates from Sri Lanka.
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(above)Minister of Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka, Honorable Mano Wijeyeratne with the senior Minister of State for Trade and Industy in Singapore, honorable S. Iswaran at the opening ceremony of the Singapore International Jewellery Show 2009 on July 30th at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center.
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(above) Ceremional opening of the Sri Lanka Pavilion by lighting the traditional oil lamp
The venue of the Singapore International Jewellery Show 2009 is the Suntec Singapore international Convention & Exhibition Centre (Halls 402 and 403). The show which will go on from July 30th to August 2nd has grown rapidly during the past 5 years to become an excellent International extravaganza.
Singapore is also well known as the jewellery designing hub of Asia. On display was a wide array of diamonds, gemstones, jewellery and accessories.
This years show is been attended by 131 renowned international jewelers from over 23 countries. The show is also attended by a special delegation from the partner country Sri Lanka, a land which has produced some of the world’s most renowned gemstones.
About 13,000 visitors are expected to attend the show. The Singapore Jewellers Association is also celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.
Mr.Edward Liu, the Managing Director of Conference and Exhibitions Management Services (CEMS), the company that organized the show thanked the Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore Jewellers Association, National Gems and Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka, Diamond Exchange of Singapore and the world Gold Council for their commitment and support. He also gave special thanks to the celebrated Italian artist Mr.Thomas Diego Armonia for attending the show. Mr.Thomas Diego Armonia is well known for creative work which involves art and jewellery.