IJD draws over 10,000 visitors

DUBAI - More than 10,000 trade visitors visited the ninth edition the International Jewellery Dubai 2003 (IJD 2003) during the five-day show that resulted in lucrative business for participants and excellent deals for the consumers.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 28 Apr 2003, 1:03 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 7:45 PM

"Over the years, Dubai has effectively weathered the boom-and-bust cycles that generally affect businesses elsewhere in the world and the success of IJD this year underscores the resilience of the emirate's economy and Dubai's standing as the 'city of gold' that persistently attracts the highest quality of visitors and results in remarkable business for the exhibitors," said DWTC Director General, Mubarak bin Fahad.

He noted that the DWTC as event organisers and venue managers played a very supportive role for the industry and provided the best services to the participating exhibitors and trade visitors as well as consumers visiting the event.

Fahad expressed gratitude to General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, for visiting the show. "Shaikh Mohammed's tour provided encouragement to the exhibitors and a momentum to the show as it resulted in a substantial increase in visitors particularly UAE nationals over the next three days."

Participating exhibitors rated the just concluded event as the ideal platform for the jewellery industry in the region. "This is undoubtedly the most important jewellery show in the area," said Mohammed Nasser, General Manager, Al Fardan - UAE. "Our participation has helped us identify the latest trends and from all over the Middle East, Europe and the Indian sub-continent," he said. "The conference, which was held alongside the show, demonstrated the growing stature of this event," Mr. Nasser remarked.

"This was a very good show in context of the present economic conditions worldwide. We received several trade enquiries and appreciate the efforts of organisers in maintaining the professional profile of the event," said Ms. Zeina Breidy, Assistant Manager, Nabil Cheaib Collection.

"It is the excellent quality of trade visitors that draws us to the show time and again. We have been regular exhibitors for the last four years and are looking forward to participating at the next show," she said. "The most significant part of our participation is that we managed to touch base with our repeat customers including trade and public, which confirms that jewellery enthusiasts wait for the event to make their purchases," Ms. Breidy observed.

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