The 35th Istanbul Jewelry Show organised by UBM Rotaforte, took place on October 7.
Istanbul Jewelry Show brought together 653 companies and brands from Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Mainland China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, S. Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA.
According to Sacramento Bee: "There was a remarkable increase in the number of visiting countries this year. The Fair welcomed 11,732 top buyers from 93 countries. 67.53% of the visitors were local and 32.47% came from overseas. The number of total visitors was up to 11% and overseas visitors were up to 66.5% compared to 2011 edition with an active trading activity. This confirms that it is truly a world-class trade event where one can conduct business with suppliers and buyers from all over the world."
Ms.Sermin Cengiz, Managing Director of UBM Rotaforte said: "Trade exhibitions are channels for business opportunities and we are always happy to see IJS successfully fulfill its role in bringing business opportunities to our exhibitors. The rise in exhibitor numbers, exhibition space and number of visitors this year not only confirms the Fair's international status but also highlights Istanbul's important role in the global jewelry trade. Without any doubt, the buyer's profile at the October Fair is becoming more international. Despite the challenging economic and political climate around the world, all of our exhibitors were satisfied with the results."