SINGAPORE – The largest fine jewelry fair in the region, the Singapore Jewelry & Gem Fair, returns for its fourth edition in November this year. The fair takes place from 4 to 7 November 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
Retailers, buyers and avid collectors can look forward to a massive selection of fine jewelry from over 200 international exhibitors which will be available at wholesale prices. Exhibitors at the fair will showcase luxurious jewelry collections to everyday wearable pieces by internationally-acclaimed jewelers from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Singapore and other parts of the world.
The Singapore Jewelry & Gem Fair has grown significantly in terms of visitors as well as buyers over the years. In 2015, the fair attracted 10,018 buyers and achieved approximately S$16 million in onsite sales. Southeast Asia is an emerging market with over US$50 billion worth of jewelry in the region.
“We have seen an increase in the number of trade buyers attending the Singapore Jewelry and Gem Fair, including Poh Kong Jewelry from Malaysia, Pesona Fine Jewelry from Indonesia, as well as local retailers such as Aspial-Lee Hwa Jewelry, Sookee Jewelry and Poh Heng Jewelry. We believe it is important for retailers to source a wider variety of designs to cater to the different needs and demands of their customers. At the same time, retailers can also take the opportunity to learn about and adapt new technologies which help them to expand their offerings with cost reduction,” said Paul Wan, Managing Director, UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd.
This year, the Singapore Jewelry & Gem Fair will debut the Tools & Equipment pavilion where visitors will be able to learn more about the latest jewelry making techniques and witness the technology behind it. The theme of this pavilion is aligned with the Singapore government’s initiatives to encourage retailers and jewelers to adopt technology such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Augmented Reality, Virtual Try-ons and 3D-printing to improve customer experience and expand their business offerings.
The Singapore Jewelry and Gem Fair is organised by UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd, a member of UBM Asia, the organizer of the world’s leading jewelry event – the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. It is the only event that is endorsed by the Singapore Jewelers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore.