French council to hold gemological conference

DUBAI - The French Business Council will be staging the Gold and Jewellery Group-sponsored First Gemological Conference on April 24 to run on the sidelines of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)-organised International Jewellery Dubai 2003 (IJD).

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 17 Apr 2003, 1:10 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 7:41 PM

DWTC Assistant General Manager (Acting), Abdulla T Qassem, said: "IJD is now in its ninth consecutive year and this conference will underscore the increasing importance being accorded to the exhibition and its growing stature as the most definitive show in the region for jewellery, gems, watches and silverware. "Negotiations are currently ongoing with industry opinion leaders and we are confident of attracting leading luminaries from the gold, jewellery and gems business to debate about current industry issues."

He added that a gemological conference of this category would put the spotlight on the DWTC as the ideal location for staging of major industry specific events with a full roster of professional speakers expected to attend.

Gemologists, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers from around the world as well as select local and regional media are anticipated to attend the conference.

IJD will be held from April 22nd to 26th at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre and will provide a one-of-its-kind opportunity in the region to view a comprehensive display of jewellery from leading international suppliers. The event attracts a high profile target audience of trade buyers as well as affluent private buyers with enormous purchasing power and a keen preference for top class jewellery, watches and silverware.

The exhibition has by now attracted strong interest from industry representatives from all over the world, with over 220 exhibitors from countries such as France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, India, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Turkey and the United Kingdom among others, having confirmed their participation.

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