Jewellery and watches show opens in Al Ain
AL AIN - Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Under-Secretary at the Ruler's Representative Court in the Eastern Region, has inaugurated the 5th Al Ain Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (AJWEX) at Al Khubaissi Celebration and Exhibition Area.
Khalid Khoory, Chairman and General Manager of Al Bader, Exhibition Organisers, the organising company, said: "A number of leading international jewellery industries from the UAE, Lebanon, India and Hon Kong are taking part in the fifth edition of AJWEX." They showcase their latest designs of gold, diamonds, pearl, watches and precious stones for the year 2004, he added. "It is not only an exhibition, but also a forum through which businessmen, traders, manufacturers as well as individuals can sit together and discuss all issues pertaining to the industry he added,
He said that the Gulf gold market is ranked fourth on the world arena with more than $ 1 billion annual trade value and expected to witness a great leap throughout the coming years due to the different promotion campaigns that are being streamlined all through the area, of which AJWEX is a forerunner.
Based on the previous years statistics, the event is expected to lure more 25 thousand visitors from all over UAE and AGCC countries. The event is also considered to be a part and parcel of the Al Ain annual agenda to promote tourism and economic activities that are being pioneered by the Al Ain Economic Development and Tourism Promotion Authority (AAEDTPA) he said.
Visitors of the show will enjoy draws on air-tickets presented by Al Khoory for Travel and Tourism,
The five-day event is sponsored by the International Gold Council, Al Ain Intercontinental Resort, Kul Al Usra Weekly Magazine, Al Khoory Travel and Tourism, Al Bader Exchange and supported by the General Corporation for Exhibitions and AAEDTPA.