Occupying 19,000sqm of exhibition space, Jewellery & Gem Fair - Europe (JGF Europe) opens its doors today at Messe Freiburg, Germany. Running until 25 March 2015, the Fair features over 440 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions and their quality jewellery products.
The 2nd edition of JGF Europe occupies all exhibition space in Messe Freiburg, from Halls 1 to 4 and the central foyer. The fair houses 444 exhibitors from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
The international fair also features nine group pavilions, representing Antwerp, ACODES, Germany, Hong Kong, the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), Italy, Mauritius, Thailand and the United States. Each pavilion showcases distinct market specialties. Under the product sectorisation concept, the fair is divided into three sections — loose materials, fine jewellery and packaging, tools & equipment.
“The exhibition space is bigger by roughly 20% compared to last year. This shows JGF Europe is establishing its niche in the market and there is demand for it. We not only have new exhibitors, many of our exhibitors from the pilot edition are also returning with bigger booths this time,” said Ms Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia.
A series of seminars will be held during the fair by esteemed jewellery associations, including: Deutsche Gemmologische Gesellschaft e.V., USE Uhren Schmuck Edelsteine Bildungszentrum Pforzheim and GRS Gemresearch Swisslab AG. “The range of special events we offer gives buyers more opportunities to network and learn. In addition, we will host a fair reception on 22 March to celebrate the grand opening of JGF Europe,” said Ms Lau.
Six buyer delegations — comprising around 260 delegates from China, Brazil, Italy, Israel, Russia and the United Kingdom — will visit JGF Europe. Nearly 130 delegates are from China, while 60 delegates are from Brazil and 40 delegates are from the Israel Jewelry Manufacturers Association, respectively.
Admission to the fair
The fair is open only to the jewellery trade and members of the media. Visitors must present their jewellery trade business card and a valid identity card/passport upon registration. Visitors without admission badge are required to pay the admission fee of €30, which is valid for the duration of fair.
Free shuttle bus service
For the convenience of visitors, the organisers are offering a free shuttle bus service running between Basel Badischer Bahnhof/Freiburg Hauptbahnhof and Messe Freiburg throughout the fair’s four-day run.
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