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The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair Opens with the Theme “Heritage & Craftsmanship”

Commerce Ministry Confident the Fair Will Boost Gems and Jewelry Trade

Photo shows: Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Commerce (4th from left), Mrs. Chantira Jimreivat Vivatrat, Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce (3rd from left)

 The Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) officially opens the 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair (BGJF) under the theme “Heritage & Craftsmanship,” highlighting Thailand’s cultural heritage and the exquisite craftsmanship of Thai artisans while setting the stage for local and international companies to engage in trade negotiations.

The Ministry of Commerce is confident that the fair will play a vital role in continuously increasing exports of gems and jewelry in 2018.

Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Commerce reveals that the gems and jewelry industry is a high-potential industry that is key to the Thai economy. The strength of the industry lies throughout the value chain, from sourcing, manufacturing, to trading, with a workforce of approximately 1.2 million from upstream to downstream. Thus, the government is committed to implementing measures to ensure continuous growth of the industry while setting a goal of propelling Thailand to become “the World’s Jewelry Hub”.

“The Ministry of Commerce has carried out policies to promote the growth of the gems and jewelry industry in order to increase the competitive edge for businesses while seeking new market channels and developing new products that cater to latest industry trends. Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair is a key platform that offers an opportunity for Thai companies, both large and small, to do business with high-potential businesspeople and buyers from around the world, learn about consumers’ needs, and expand their business networks and exchange knowledge with others,” says the Minister of Commerce.

The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair is held under the theme “Heritage & Craftsmanship,” highlighting Thailand’s cultural heritage and promoting the exquisite craftsmanship of Thai artisans to become more widely recognized. Thai jewelry is both skillfully crafted and full of creativity. To align with the government’s “Thailand 4.0” and “Creative Economy” initiatives, the Fair Organizer is presenting new ideas in exhibition zones, from The New Faces featuring jewelry products from leading SMEs across the country with over 120 new exhibitors, the Innovation and Design Zone (IDZ) featuring innovative products from start-ups as well as jewelry that utilize new techniques, to the The Niche Showcase featuring the latest trends in jewelry for niche markets.

Moreover, insightful seminars and consultation workshops from Thai and international experts are offered as well as a mobile gems analyzing unit from the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT and other world-leading institutes.

In 2017, the gems and jewelry industry was ranked third exporting industry in Thailand after automotive and computers. Last year’s export totaled nearly 13 billion USD, and when excluding unwrought gold, the industry saw an increase of 2.25% compared to 2016 which was the first time in the past three years.

“The outlook for gems and jewelry exports in 2018 is positive as trading partners of Thailand are recovering from stagnant growth. The Ministry expects that this edition of Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair will open new opportunities for Thai companies. Combined with government measures such as tax exemptions, the fair is certain to boost trade in this industry while propelling Thailand to become one of the world’s gems and jewelry trading hub,” says Mr. Sontirat.

The Ministry expects that this edition will welcome 20,000 visitors from 130 countries, generating over THB 2 billion sales. Around 900 leading companies in Thailand and abroad are participating in the fair, occupying over 2,000 booths.

The 61st Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair takes place from February 21-25, 2018 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. The fair opens for trade negotiations during February 21-23,     10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and opens for general public on February 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and February 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information and pre-registration, please visit www.bkkgems.com .

Ministry of Commerce to Host the 61st Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair

Demonstrating Thailand’s Exquisite Craftsmanship to Worldwide Audiences Mrs. Chantira Jimreivat Vivatrat (3rd from left), DITP Director-General, during the press conference 61st edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) under the theme of “Heritage & Craftsmanship

 BANGKOK, FEBRUARY 8, 2018: Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), announces its readiness to hold the 61st edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) under the theme of “Heritage & Craftsmanship” which highlights Thailand’s cultural heritage and the exquisite craftsmanship of Thai artisans that is internationally renowned. The 61st BGJF is expected to welcome over 20,000 buyers and visitors from more than 130 countries across the globe.

DITP Director-General, Mrs. Chantira Jimreivat Vivatrat, reveals that DITP is ready to hold the 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair from February 21 to 25, 2018 as a prominent stage to promote the capabilities and support large Thai manufacturers as well as SMEs to expand their businesses to international markets while networking and trading with partners from Thailand and other countries.

“In 2017, the gems and jewelry industry was ranked third exporting industry in Thailand after automotive and computers and parts, with exports of gems and jewelry excluding unwrought gold increased by 2.25%, which was the first time for the industry to see growth in the past three years. Moreover, the outlook for 2018 is positive and the gems and jewelry industry remains a key part of the economy that generates income and adds value for Thailand,” says the DITP Director-General.

The 61st Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will be held under the theme of “Heritage & Craftsmanship” that will highlight Thailand’s cultural heritage that is expressed in the creation of uniquely design jewelry that perfectly combines beautiful Thai designs with the demands of international consumers. For decades, Thai designers and artisans are renowned worldwide for their creativity, exquisite designs and creative jewelry pieces. Highlights at the fair include inspirational activities and exhibitions as well as new trading opportunities, from The Niche Showcase that exhibits five niche jewelry trends, The New Faces that highlights the best of Thai SMEs from all regions, a showcase zone that will be greatly expanded this year, to exhibitions and workshops from The Jewellers, a group of designers who focus on creative and innovation jewelry-making. Moreover, educational seminars and one-on-one consulting services from experts will be on offer as well as a mobile gems analyzing unit from GIT and other world-leading institutes.

“The 61st Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair offers an opportunity for participants to meet manufacturers, distributors and over 900 leading exporters from Thailand and other countries who will be exhibiting all categories of products in the gems and jewelry industry in over 2,200 booths, with exhibitors from countries such as the US, China, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka and ASEAN countries. DITP expects that this edition of the fair will generate over THB 2 billion in sales and see over 20,000 international buyers and visitors,” says the DITP Director-General.

The 61st Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will take place from February 21-25, 2018 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. The fair opens for trade negotiations during February 21-23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and opens for the general public on February 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and February 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information and pre-registration, please visit www.bkkgems.com or  dial DITP Call Center 1169.