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Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Presides Over the Opening of the 63rd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair
With over 20,000 visitors expected to visit the 63rd Bangkok Gems &Jewelry Fair, the event is held on February 20 to 24, 2019 at Challenger Halls 1-3, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani
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Feb 21 2019 3:24PM
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Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana presides over the opening of the 63 rd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, held by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce at Royal Jubilee Ballroom, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani. The event aims to promote Thai manufacturers and SMEs to export and expand their customer base to international markets. With over 20,000 visitors expected to visit the 63 rd Bangkok Gems &Jewelry Fair, the event is held on February 20 to 24, 2019 at Challenger Halls 1-3, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani. HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana chairs the opening ceremony of the 63 rd Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair, with Ms. Chutima Boonyaprapatsorn, Deputy Commerce Minister, Mr. Boonyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary of Commerce, Ms. Banjongjitt Angsusingh, Director-General of the

Department of International Trade Promotion and other government officials in attendance. Then, HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana visited the gems and jewellery exhibitions at the event to show support for manufacturers in the gems and jewellery industry as well as inspire a new generation of designers to develop and produce gems and jewellery products for the world market.

 Ms. Chutima Boonyaprapatsorn, Deputy Commerce Minister reveals that, “The gems and jewellery industry in Thailand is key to the country’s economy. The industry has long been recognized worldwide for quality manufacturing of gems and jewellery, while generating income for 1.2 million workers in the industry. In 2018, export of gems and jewellery products including unwrought gold was worth 11,977 million USD, or 4.74 percent of the country’s total exports. The gems and jewellery industry is an industry that is highly successful in creating add value to the country.”

 “To reinforce Thailand’s position as a world hub of gems and jewellery manufacturing and trading (Jewellery Hub), the Ministry of Commerce focuses on developing the competitiveness and marketing for this industry by carrying out communications campaigns to promote the image of the industry to be recognized among buyers, importers, as well as increase the awareness of consumers with projects such as the Buy with Confidence campaign by the Gem and Jewellery Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT, along with the promotion of the industry image in overseas markets through the “Thailand’s Magic Hands: The Spirit of Jewellery Making” by the Department of International Trade Promotion. Moreover, the DITP is uplifting the Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair which is a platform for businesspeople, buyers, sellers in the gems and jewellery industry to expand their businesses in many dimensions from material sourcing, trading, and network-building. The DITP is also working to expand online trade channels for gems and jewellery products through platforms such as Ali Express and thaitrade.com.”

 Ms. Banjongjitt Angsusingh, Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion says that, “The 63rd Bangkok Gems &Jewellery Fair, held under the theme of “Thailand’s Magic Hands: The Spirit of Jewellery Making”, aims to honor Thai craftsmanship in creating exquisite jewellery pieces to meet the needs of international consumers. The DITP is determined to promote the exceptional craftsmanship to be led to the global gems and jewellery trade or Jewellery Hub that builds from skillful craftsmanship to global design, innovation and international trade excellence. At the event, over 900 exhibitors from manufacturers, distributors, to exporters from Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, China, India, Israel, Italy, and ASEAN countries are displaying their products and services in an area of over 2,000 booths. The DITP anticipates that over 20,000 visitors from 130 countries will be at the event, with over 2,400 million baht in trade value generated.”

Apart from trade activities, visitors can enjoy special exhibits, for example, The New Faces showcasing jewellery products from 123 SMEs manufacturers and designers nationwide from 21 provinces including Lampang, Phrae, Chiangmai, Sukhotha, Nakonsawan, Tak, Surin, Phang Nga, Nakon Sri Thammarat and Satun. The Niche Showcase features 5 product groups: High Jewellery (jewellery associated with royals), Heritage &Craftsmanship (jewellery representing arts and culture),

 Spiritual Power (jewellery of belief and opulence), Luxe Men (jewellery for men) and Beyond Jewellery (other lifestyle products with an emphasis on gems and jewellery materials). The Jewellers and Innovation and Design Zone feature innovative products from designers. Moreover, the 63 rd Bangkok Gems and Jewellery Fair is showcasing live demonstrations of gems and jewellery making from the Thai Goldsmiths Association ranging from wax carving, gems and jewellery engraving, enamel, fancy polishing, and jewellery finishing. Other activities such as seminars and a mobile gems analyzing unit are also featured at the event.

 The 63rd Bangkok Gems &Jewelry Fair takes place from February 20 to 24, 2019 at Challenger Halls 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. The fair opens for trade negotiations during February 20 to 22 at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and opens for the general public on February 23 at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and February 24 at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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