VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show made its successful debut as an industry-wide mega jewellery event in the Middle East. It is a consolidation of the trade-centric Vicenzaoro Dubai and the consumer-oriented Dubai International Jewellery Week. The November event was an all-encompassing experience with networking sessions, knowledge-sharing seminars and fashion shows.
Organised by DV Global Link – a joint venture between Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) and the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the new show consolidates Dubai’s position in the global gem and jewellery industry. The show which was a great success was a regional first as the exhibition catered to both the trade and consumer sectors.
Held from November 15-18, the show housed 500-plus local and international brands segregated into four easily identifiable communities – Global Brands, Fine Jewellery, Gemstones & Diamonds and Packaging & Technology – across more than 200,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space at DWTC.
The show was inauOgurated by Her Excellency Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, minister of state and UAE cabinet member; Liborio Stellino, Italian Embassy ambassador for Abu Dhabi; Valentina Setta, consulate general for the Italian Consulate in Dubai; Gianpaolo Bruno, Italian trade commissioner; Mansoor Al Thani, chairman of DV Global Link; Corrado Facco, vice chairman DV Global Link and managing director of Italian Exhibition Group, and Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC.
Other attendees included Tamjid Abdullah, deputy director of Jawahara; Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC); Franco Bosoni, director of commodities, DMCC; Jacob Abrian, founder and CEO of Arab Fashion Council (AFC), as well as Rubel Antonio, chairman & CFO of AFC and Cav. Mario Boselli, honorary president of Camera Nazionale della Moda (National Chamber of Italian Fashion).
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