TGJF 2017: the latest gem in the jewellery industry
Exhibitors, buyers, gems and jewellery associations, and the public and private sectors are gearing up for the inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair.
This innovative event will be held from June 15 to 18, 2017, at the IMPACT Challenger 2, in Bangkok, Thailand. It is organized by the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) and marks the great cooperation between the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and AEC+6 industry associations.
Unveiling the Treasure Road to the World
Mr Suttipong Damrongsakul, President of the TGJTA, revealed that with the theme ‘Treasure Road to the World,” the organizers are convinced that the fair will help boost trading within both domestic and regional markets while highlighting the strength of Thailand’s gems and jewellery industry.
“The Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair is where regional trading of gems and jewellery will take place, as well as providing a platform that will see more cooperation among gems and jewelry associations from the AEC+6 countries,” he said. “Moreover, we will be highlighting Bangkok’s famous jewellery districts while looking into the future at new innovations that will improve jewellery production.”
Currently, Thailand’s gems and jewellery industry employs over a million people, with exports amounting to US $14.25 billion in 2016, up a staggering 29.6 per cent on the preceding year. The mid-year fair is expected to stimulate gems and jewellery trade in both domestic and export markets.
PANDORA Joins TGJF 2017
PANDORA, one of the world’s most beloved brands, will take part in the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair to showcase its amazing story.
“PANDORA’s highlight at the TGJF 2017 will be our company’s history and the heritage of Pandora’s famous charm bracelet that has been instrumental in the company’s growth and rapid expansion,” said Mr. Nils Helander, Senior vice-president of manufacturing and managing director of PANDORA’s production. “We will also be showing our latest collection that is sold in 100 countries over the six continents and our fine craftsmanship in hand-crafting Pandora’s jewelry at the event.”
“Our founder, Mr. Per Enevoldsen, and his wife were impressed with Thai culture and its long tradition for high-quality jewelry production,” said Mr. Helander. “Also, Thailand is one of the world’s largest jewelry exporting countries with good infrastructure for jewelry production and easy access to raw material suppliers.”
Thai Exhibitors Ready to Showcase Gems & Jewelry
Duang Kaew Jewelry, known for its exquisite designs and colorful gemstones, is one of the exhibitors at the upcoming Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017. This innovative jewellery manufacturer is based in Bangkok with its products exported to over 20 countries.
“Our highlight at the fair will be to reveal new designs, and we will also have a clearance sale where buyers can enjoy large discounts on high quality jewellery,” said Ms. Rattana Suksawat, managing director of Duang Kaew Jewelry. “I think the strength of Thailand’s gems and jewellery industry is the beautiful craftsmanship of the people in the industry. Thai jewellery designers have creative ideas for new collections.”
S.V.D. Gems is another exhibitor that will be showcasing its vast selection of the highest quality rubies and sapphires to buyers at the fair. However, they believe that the quality of the gems on offer is not its only draw.
“One of the reasons that buyers enjoy visiting tradeshows in Thailand is the relaxed atmosphere, and Thailand itself is a holiday destination,” said Mr Saravuth Vuthipanyakom, President & CEO of S.V.D. Gems.
The Fair of Innovative Solutions
Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 is proud to unveil the latest innovation and cutting-edge technology for gems and jewellery manufacturers. Gerenga, provider of turnkey solutions for various industries, including major players in Thailand’s gems and jewellery industry will be showing robots that can help manufacturers produce jewellery faster and with greater efficiency, at the fair.
For jewellery, automation can be used in many different stages of production, such as wax injection, casting or just loading and unloading,” says Mr. Enrico Sielaff, managing director, Gerenga.
A new type of robot, called ‘collaborative robots’ or ‘cobots’, can work side by side with humans and take up very little space. Moreover, they are linked to cameras and online databases to maximize output. “Once a system is automated, it becomes more transparent and can highlight other problems in the production line,” says Sielaff. “Automations also have a huge impact on production, it decreases waste in the system, and gives manufacturers more control over quality issues.”
Networking Activities and Seminars
During the upcoming Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017, buyers and visitors will get a chance to participate in seminars, exhibitions and fashion shows arranged in cooperation with the TGJTA’s partners.
A very special guest speaker, Mr. Alessio Boschi, will be giving a talk on ‘Mastering the Art of Thai Jewelry Crafting…Designing the Opportunity in Global Markets’ on June 16, 2017 from 10.30 to 12.00, in which he will share his experience in jewellery design.
Those interested in color stones can take part in the seminar on ‘Quality Standards of Rubies and Sapphires’ held by the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT). Attendees can also catch up with the latest trends at Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin’s talk on ‘Trends in Thai Jewelry Designs in the Creative Industry towards Thailand 4.0’, which will also feature a special fashion show from university students.
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