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Home Décor Exhibition Shenzhen Hometex + Wall & Décor Expo fostered the best in Furnishing Fabrics

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Spur with Sufficient Accumulation; Leverage with Advantageous Situation
Home Décor Exhibition Shenzhen Hometex + Wall & Décor is fostered to be the No.1 Furnishing Fabrics Exhibition in China

Having an evolvement of 15 years, the 2011 Spring Shenzhen Hometex Fair is scheduled to be held from 7 to 10 in March, 2011 at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. To gear itself up to the trend of Integrated Home Furnishing, Interhometex was renamed to Home Décor Exhibition. The exhibiting product groups are extended, and the size of the exhibition is soared up to 90,000 sq.m.s. Tens of thousands of buyers, insiders and designers invited flock to attend this gala party of the Chinese home furnishing industry.

Taps the Potential Demand for Home Furnishing

Shenzhen Hometex fair originally focused on curtains and decorative fabrics. Having observed the market trend, the organizing committee, beginning from March 2011, changes the exhibition name to Home Décor Exhibition Shenzhen Hometex + Wall & Décor. Home Décor Exhibition is the first exhibition that specializes in home furnishing and aims to become the foremost in China, which will satisfy the needs of massive consumers and create enormous business opportunity for exhibitors, buyers, and people from the interior design and decoration discipline.

Integrate Home Furnishing Industry Resource

Home Décor Exhibition is privileged to be offered support by home textiles association, wall paper association, home decoration associations all over the nation. Home Décor Exhibition originates the integration of home furnishing relevant industries, facilitating the perfect match between fabrics and wall paper and between furniture and ornaments, which will induce renovation and innovation of design, R&D, production and distribution of these industries and on another hand provides consumers a one-stop sourcing solution.

Lead Home Furnishing Fashion Consumption

With the mission to “breed hometex brand, lead fashion consumption”, Home Décor Exhibition has been the biggest high-end exhibition for decorative fabrics in China, the symbol of decorative fabrics fashion in China. Home Décor Exhibition 2011 Spring has added more connotation to this mission that is to lead home furnishing fashion. Home Décor Exhibition 2011 Spring is gratified by the participation of each single leading brand exhibitor. The conglomeration of these leading brands enables Home Décor Exhibition to live up to this new mission.

Stimulate Home Furnishing “Creation in China

Home Décor Exhibition 2011 Spring will offer participants such wonderful activities as National Home Furnishing Design Contest, National Art College Design Contest, New Products Appraisal, Exhibiting Stand Appraisal, Designers Salon, Designers Lecture, Forums and Seminars, Fashion Presentation, Awarded Works Presentation and Industry Networking Party. These activities are examination for the Chinese home furnishing industry in one year which also serves as reference for future development.

Home Décor Exhibition has established sound IPR mechanism. The on-site IPR panel composed by provincial and municipal copy right bureaus, copy right associations all over the country and licensed lawyers’ firms provides potent copy-right laws execution and supervision on-site. Home Décor Exhibition 2011 Spring is the “Experimental Unit of Trade Fair IPR in Guangdong Province”, being one of the five exhibitions that obtains this honorable title among numerous exhibitions in Guangdong Province.

Home Décor Exhibition Shenzhen Hometex + Wall & Décor 2011 Spring is the impellent momentum and optimum platform for home furnishing “Created in China”.

One-of-a-kind luxury timepieces to be showcased at Dubai International Jewellery Week 2008

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

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Over 20,000 visitors are expected to get a first-hand glimpse at some of the finest watches in the world.

They say that one of the best ways to make a statement without saying a word is to make a big impression with what you wear. As far as style statements go, it’s hard to beat an exquisite timepiece around your wrist that says it all – style, class, precision, perfection and elegance. Dubai International Jewellery Week (DIJW), the region’s premier watch and jewellery exhibition, has earned a reputation over the years for being an event that is ahead of its time, and this year, the show is poised to sparkle more than ever with an exquisite collection of timepieces.

More than 500 brands, visitors, designers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers from 30 countries are set to share the stage at this year’s event, with the finest collection of timepieces seen in the region all under one roof. Many of the luxury timepieces will be featured in Areeq Dubai, the ultra-luxurious arm of DIJW which will showcase brands from the crème-de-la crème of the jewellery world. The biggest brand names and the most prominent watch distributors and exhibitors from the region and beyond, including Bin Hendi, Charles Oudin and Breitling to name a few, will be vying for the spotlight at the three day event that will attract the finest of Dubai high society.

If any indication was needed about the rising demand for quality timepieces, it lies in the increased ad spend by the watch and jewellery industry. Brands are raising the bar and digging deep into their pockets to get noticed and stay a step ahead of the competition, resulting in the ad spend for last year alone clocking in at $151.9 million, a remarkable 16.6% increase from 2006*. With the watch assuming a significant standing as a status symbol, the need to be different and stand out from the crowd is at an all time high. Customization is in, and is here to stay, and DIJW 2008 will provide the perfect platform for a series of new launches, niche designs and futuristic trends that will be unveiled for the very first time.

Money is not a barrier for elite, high profile executives who seek individuality and exclusivenessâ€? says Mr. Haissam Chamsine, Senior Vice President for Watches and Jewellery at Bin Hendi, one of the key exhibitors. “Over the years we have catered for various special custom made watches with retail prices ranging from AED 2 million to AED 6 million. Our most popular orders would be customised dials with initials, names or logos in fancy coloured diamonds, as well as a choice of bracelets, Bezels with diamonds, pave or baguette. The precious metal used here varies from Yellow, Rose or white gold as well as the most expensive Platinum. These are of course limited to only one or two pieces of luxury, which guarantees individuality and exclusivity he adds. Bin Hendi’s elite customers, like Jacob & co, Ulysse Nardin, Franc Vila, Nubeo and De La Cour, have been a popular target for customisation. The group has also introduced the GoldVish, the latest, most exclusive and most expensive mobile phone in the market, which will now join the existing luxury brands to get an exclusive customized touch.

The GCC has always possessed a population that has a thorough understanding of quality jewellery and timepieces said Ms. Trixee Loh, Senior VP, Exhibitions and Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre. This coupled with their high-spending power and a thriving per capita income makes the region a perfect market for high-end jewellery and timepieces, making DIJW which incorporates Areeq, the ideal place to get a first-hand feel of the best in the business he added.

With the biggest names in the industry, an extremely high glamour quotient, a series of new launches and special events and lots more in store, Dubai International Jewellery Week is one show that any connoisseur of fine jewellery and timepieces cannot afford to miss. The event will be held from 11 to 15 November 2008 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Jewellery Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai, the Retail and Trade elements of the show will take place from 11 to 15 November, while the Luxury event Areeq Dubai will be held from 13 to 15 November.

* According to Pan Arab Research Centre (PARC) figures.

About Dubai International Jewellery Week
Website: www.jewelleryshow.com

Dubai International Jewellery Week presents:
LUXURY Areeq Dubai, 13 – 15 November

The luxury watch & jewellery boutique

RETAIL & TRADE Jewellery Collections Dubai, 11-15 November

The ultimate jewellery retail event

Jewellery Trade Dubai, 11-15 November

The Middle East watch & jewellery trade event


About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organizer of Dubai International Jewellery Week (DIJW), Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) offers over 29 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

A Dazzling Finale to Dubai International Jewellery Week

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

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The five day extravaganza comes to a close, with more sales, more visitors and more features than ever before

The curtain came down on the dazzling Dubai International Jewellery Week yesterday. The excitement was evident from start to finish at the five day extravaganza, with over 17,000 people attending the event held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 11 to 15 December.

Dubai World Trade Centre, the organiser of the show, had delivered an event of unprecedented scale, scope and size. The show’s new three-event format, Areeq Dubai, Jewellery Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai, was a resounding success, with exhibitors and visitors alike enjoying the experience. Over 400 companies from 25 countries took part in the event, and recorded millions of Dirhams worth of sales on-site as well on future deals over the coming months. Numerous luminaries of the timepiece and jewellery world, including regional giants like Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Al Tayer, Bin Hendi, Damas, Dhamani, Istana and many more made their presence felt at the show, with a majority of them unveiling their new collections for the coming year during the course of the event. “We are extremely pleased to report that the public and the exhibitors have welcomed the new format. The show has once again proved to be a huge success in connecting the major players in the jewellery industry with the region’s key buyers and it is impressive to see an overall increase in sales figures, attendance numbers and popularityâ€? said Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre.

Mr. Jatia Acharya, Damas Senior International Brand Manager (HOD) praised Areeq Dubai by saying, “We were very pleased with the concept, feel and design of Areeq Dubai. Some of our brands actually revealed their 2008 collections here in Areeq Dubai because they were confident that this show would bring them in touch with the most elite crowds and hence the right consumers for their supreme brands. Some of these collections haven’t even been launched yet in their countries of origin.

Mr. Rolf D. Kruschel, of Chopard Geneve exhibiting along with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, their retail partner, remarked on exhibiting at Areeq Dubai by saying, “This is our initial presence at Dubai International Jewellery Week and we are very pleased with the outcome of the show. With Areeq Dubai being exclusive to the world’s premium brands, we feel that it was the perfect environment for our very prestigious brand. We have built good relations with potential customers and feel that we have brought our product closer to our target audience.

Jewellery Collections Dubai, the ultimate retail event of the year, had its own share of glamour and grandeur. The largest and most popular retailers in the region, and from across the world, were in attendance, including country pavilions from exotic jewellery markets from 10 handpicked countries. A fashion show by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the inimitable Rainbow Collection of over 300 diamonds were just two of the shining lights in this one-of-a-kind show. Forever Jewels, a key exhibitor at Jewellery Collections Dubai reported a 40 % increase in wholesale in comparison to their sales achievements in 2007.

With the Mahalati Jewellery Group being manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, we benefited extensively from the wide range of consumers and trade professionals who visited the Dubai International Jewellery Week, this year. It is great that there is a luxury, retail and trade event all happening in the same week. This allows for a shared consumer base and inevitably better business opportunities, commented Mr. Mehran Mahalati, Vice President Mahalati Jewellery Group who also announced a 100% increase in his wholesale transactions when compared to figures from last year’s event.

Jewellery Trade Dubai, the sole trade-only watch and jewellery event in the region, was billed as an event that no one associated to the jewellery industry can afford to miss, and it proved to be all that and more. Thousands of traders from across the world came together, and the result was sores of new partnerships, enhanced deals and fresh relationships. A series of seminars featuring industry leaders, CEO’s and analysts kept the trade-only audience tuned into the present and future state of their industry.

Mr. Deepak V Lakhi, Managing Director, Sparklers DMCC said, We successfully unveiled our Pristine Heart Diamond at Jewellery Trade Dubai. There was very positive feedback to our launch with plenty of potential buyers. We have come in contact with many jewellers at the show, which is great for us as we are currently searching for the appropriate exclusive retailer to sell our very special product. The Pristine Heart Diamond was launched for the first time in the Middle East during the show and we are positive that there couldn’t have been a better venue to do so.

Ms. Golnaz, Canadian Iranian citizen and a visitor of the retail show commented, “Jewellery Collections Dubai had a very impressive collection of international exhibitors, when compared to other similar exhibitions around the region.�
Ms. Maria Oliverio, a Jewellery Designer said, “I found the Dubai International Jewellery Week to be very well-organised and was happy to find such a diverse collection from around the world.

Mrs. Salama Al Marri, one of the three winners of the Dhamani Diamond Promotion commented on winning at the show by saying, I have enjoyed the show tremendously and felt very welcome by everybody. I will be the first one in line at next year’s show.

Dubai International Jewellery Week proved itself as a serious player in the Middle Eastern Jewellery Industry. Dubai International Jewellery Week looks forward to the next edition which is scheduled for 11 – 15 November 2008 and anticipates a bigger and better event.

About Dubai International Jewellery Week
Website:
www.jewelleryshow.com

Dubai International Jewellery Week presents:

LUXURY Areeq Dubai – 13 – 15 December, (Private Preview 12 December)
The luxury watch & jewellery boutique

RETAIL Jewellery Collections Dubai, 11 – 15 December

The ultimate jewellery retail event

TRADE Jewellery Trade Dubai, 11-13 December
The Middle East watch & jewellery trade event

These dedicated events for luxury, retail and trade provide the ideal opportunity for international suppliers to come face-to-face with high end buyers in this hugely lucrative region.

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website:
www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of Dubai International Jewellery Week, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.


For more information, please contact:


Shimaa Elsayed
Account Manager
Tamra-C2
P.O. Box 2642
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 295 1177
Fax: +971 4 295 1188
Email: shimaa@tamra-c2.com

Yvonne Zeljkovic
Marketing Manager
Dubai World Trade Centre
P.O. Box 9292
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 308 6661
Fax: +971 4 318 8607
Email:yvonne.zeljkovic@dwtc.com

The region’s most renowned distributors promise outstanding showcase at The Office Exhibition 2008

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

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United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2007- The Office Exhibition 2008 is expected to feature impressive national pavilions from the major manufacturing countries across the globe, including Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, Turkey and Cyprus. The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, promise to field a record number of local exhibitors, representing many of the major global brands of office furniture, interiors and design solutions.

The Office Exhibition is the region’s flagship showcase for the office environment sector, said Exhibition Director Paula Al Chami. Its reputation is spreading across the globe, and all the major brands will be represented at the 2008 event, from 4-6 February at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

Among the major UAE suppliers taking part are Al Reyami, Al Aqili, Al Futtaim, Al Nabooda, Arki Group, Bafco, Gemaco, Ishtar, Marlin Furniture, Ofis Easa Al Gurg and many more.

Intelligent furniture

Al Nabooda Interiors LLC are distributors for world-class interior products, across four divisions: office interiors, flooring, security and storage, and office equipment. The company represent some of the industry’s top names: C&A, Crossley, Monteray, Milliken, Kleen-Tex, Bretford, ORT, Schwab, Data Fortress, Young Ann, Johnson Security, Eun, Magista, Olympia, Silver Reed, Meiko Shokai, BillCon etc.

At The Office Exhibition, Al Nabooda Interiors will major on Bretford Inc, the USA leading supplier of technology and media furniture which helps improve how people work and learn, intelligent furniture designs that support evolving technology.

Bafco, The Office Furniture People, are the leading office furniture and office interiors turnkey solutions provider in the region, headquartered in Dubai, with branches in Abu Dhabi and Tehran. Their modern, contemporary and classic executive office solutions include Diktat, Giano, Avant an Master Dolman Targa. Bafco will also display a wide range of functional and ergonomic seating solutions for managers, staff and visitors. Also on show will be panel-based freestanding system solutions for private offices, teaming areas and open-plan clusters.

Whatever your needs in the field of office interiors, The Office Exhibition has the region’s best and most renowned agents and distributors at the event alongside global manufacturers,â€? concluded Paula Al Chami.

About The Office Exhibition

The Office Exhibition now being held from 4th – 6th February 2008 is open to trade visitors and will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, from 11am – 7pm daily.

The Office Exhibition is the Gulf region’s flagship office furniture, interiors and design event. Featuring exclusive product launches, cutting edge developments and innovative design from world-renowned manufacturers and distributors.

Be kept in the know at our Workplace Freedom Seminars, where leading global specialists will share their knowledge and expertise on workplace related developments. Hosted by Cityspace, the region’s leading workplace solutions provider.

For further information please visit: www.theofficeexhibition.com

About DMG world media

An international exhibition and publishing company, DMG world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

DMG world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. DMG world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For more information please call:
Khalil Majdalawi
Account Manager PR
Tamra-C2
Tel: 295 1177
Fax: 295 1188
Mob: 050-7322410
e-mail: khalil@tamra-c2.com
P.O.Box: 2642, Dubai, UAE

Students design for Frezza SpA Italian manufacturer invites winners to Italy

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

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United Arab Emirates December 4th 2007- “Inspire us was the challenge given by Frezza SpA to architectural and design students at two UAE universities: the American University in Dubai and the American University in Sharjah.

Each will be competing live to design a range of office furniture which will be judged by renowned office furniture manufacturer Frezza SpA at The Office Exhibition.

The winning students will win a once in a lifetime tour of the Frezza facility in Venice, Italy to meet their world class designers.

The Office Exhibition 2008 will be important for our students: not only one will it give them international exposure, it will also offer a unique opportunity to participate in the design and production of an important range of office furniture in Italy. I am delighted to see that international companies are opening doors for students to get involved in their design activities through this competition, and more importantly, by dedicating some of their busy time in critiquing their design projects. Such competitions will further enhance students confidence and prepare them for their professional life.” Dr. Linda Nubani, Assistant Professor of Interior Design, American University in Dubai

“Our students are excited about presenting their work in The Office Exhibition student feature sponsored by Frezza. The opportunity to compete for a chance to visit the home base of Frezza in Italy has added an extra incentive to their labours this semester. Ultimately, the prospect of having their projects evaluated by representatives of an internationally respected furniture manufacturer is the greatest prize–this kind of critical feedback is invaluable in their continuing design education.” Bill Sarnecky, Assistant Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture + Design, American University of Sharjah

About The Office Exhibition

The Office Exhibition now being held from 4th – 6th February 2008 is open to trade visitors and will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, from 11am – 7pm daily.

The Office Exhibition is the Gulf region’s flagship office furniture, interiors and design event. Featuring exclusive product launches, cutting edge developments and innovative design from world-renowned manufacturers and distributors.

Be kept in the know at our Workplace Freedom Seminars, where leading global specialists will share their knowledge and expertise on workplace related developments. Hosted by Cityspace, the region’s leading workplace solutions provider.

For further information please visit: www.theofficeexhibition.com

About DMG world media

An international exhibition and publishing company, DMG world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

DMG world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. DMG world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For more information please call:
Khalil Majdalawi
Account Manager PR
Tamra-C2
Tel: 295 1177

THE GOLD RUSH CONTINUES!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

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Jewellery Collections Dubai is just around the corner as the UAE gold market touches record highs of 2.8 billion Dirhams in the second quarter

As far as timing goes, it cannot get more precise than the staging of Jewellery Collections Dubai. The festive season is upon us and wedding bells can be heard in the air. It’s a time for giving, and it’s hard to think of a more appropriate and enduring gift than an exquisite piece of jewellery.

A testament to the region’s enduring love affair with jewellery, Jewellery Collections Dubai is a part of the new three show format at Dubai International Jewellery Week, and will feature an unbelievable range of jewellery from across the globe. The ultimate retail jewellery event of the year, will take place from the 11-15 December at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and welcomes some of the biggest names in the industry including Al Masaood Jewellery, Amwaj, Damas, Dhamani, Euro Pearls, Forever, Jovial, Mahalatti, Pure Gold, Rosy Blue, Samra, Su-Raj, Taka and Thamina all showcasing their latest creations.

Coinciding the show dates with this time of the year adds an extra sparkle to the show, with Eid Al Adha and Christmas round the corner said Ms. Trixee Loh, Exhibitions General Manager of Dubai World Trade Centre, the show’s organiser. It brings out the best in the exhibitors and also gives visitors the opportunity to choose from an array of international collections. she added.

If you’re looking for that perfect Eid, wedding or engagement gift, a unique present or a gift for someone you love, the variety on offer at Jewellery Collections Dubai will be hard to match. From exotic Tahitian pearls that offset a gown to elegant pear shaped diamonds that add sparkle to your evening wear or a pendant which symbolise the journey of love, there is something for everyone at Jewellery Collections Dubai. With many exhibitors saving the best for last and unveiling their never-before-seen creations at the show, visitors have the chance to get their hands on these masterpieces before anyone else.

We, along with our retail partner Pure Gold, will be unveiling the Omri Journey of Love pendant at the show, as we feel the timing and setting is perfect for such an exclusive product. It captures the mood of the season, and it will definitely appeal to people of all age groups said Mr. Harshad Mehta, Chairman of Rosy Blue. Visitors to the show can also get a taste of the world, at the stunning national pavilions from Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey.

The show will also feature some eternal pieces that will stand the test of time. The choice is eclectic for someone looking to purchase a piece of jewellery as an investment or a family heirloom that changes hands through generations.

A Trunk Show by renowned Canadian Indian designer duo Sikha & Tsufa promises to add to the glamour of the event. They will present a stunning range of theme-based designer gowns studded with precious and semi-precious stones including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and Swarovski Crystals. The Mogul and Red Carpet-inspired gowns are made exclusively for the show and will never be replicated, further enhancing their allure.

The strategic position of the two other jewellery events, Areeq Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai, alongside the retail event, will provide traders with tremendous synergy and benefits exclusive to Dubai International Jewellery Week.

Jewellery Collections Dubai will be held from the 11-15 of December at Halls 5-8 in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre with an exclusive ladies only viewing on the 13 December between 12pm – 4pm. Entry is free and all visitors will be entered into a free prize draw to air tickets to a select shopping destination. Visitors under the age of 16 will not be permitted entry.

About Dubai International Jewellery Week
Website:
www.jewelleryshow.com

Dubai International Jewellery Week presents:

LUXURY Areeq Dubai – 13 – 15 December, (Private Preview 12 December)
The luxury watch & jewellery boutique

RETAIL Jewellery Collections Dubai, 11 – 15 December

The ultimate jewellery retail event

TRADE Jewellery Trade Dubai, 11-13 December
The Middle East watch & jewellery trade event

These dedicated events for luxury, retail and trade provide the ideal opportunity for international suppliers to come face-to-face with high end buyers in this hugely lucrative region.

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website:
www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of Dubai International Jewellery Week, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.


For more information, please contact:


Shimaa Elsayed
Account Manager
Tamra-C2
P.O. Box 2642
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 295 1177
Fax: +971 4 295 1188
Email: shimaa@tamra-c2.com

Amanda Slater
Marketing Manager
Dubai World Trade Centre
P.O. Box 9292
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 308 6661
Fax: +971 4 318 8607
Email: amanda.slater@dwtc.com

The Stage is Set for the Ultimate Jewellery Shopping Experience

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

From connoisseurs to wholesalers and collectors to retailers, Dubai International Jewellery Week’s new three-show format has something for everyone

Being spoilt for choice is a term that is often used, but never has it been more apt than for what’s in store at the upcoming Dubai International Jewellery Week taking place from the 11-15 December at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The region’s premier watch and jewellery event presents its new format this year with an unparalleled array of choice for the jewellery shopper with a discerning taste and budget.

The strategic position of the three jewellery events, Areeq Dubai, Jewellery Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai, will provide traders with tremendous synergy and benefits exclusive to Dubai International Jewellery Week. Three distinct shows under one roof, each one with its special brand of exclusivity, will ensure that everyone from the high-end connoisseur to the mass-market wholesaler gets what he or she is looking for.

The region’s rapidly escalating jewellery market further supports the new format. According to the World Gold Council, gold sales in the UAE crossed AED 2.8 Billion during the second quarter of this year, a 22% increase over the same period last year. The regional luxury goods sector is expected to reach a value of $100 billion (about Dh367.8 billion) by 2010, with 8% expected to come from high-end watches and jewellery. It explains why over 400 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, including the biggest brands, largest retailers and most influential wholesalers in the region are eager to be part of Dubai International Jewellery Week. “Giving visitors and exhibitors a unique choice and variety is central to the thinking behind the new format� said Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre. “Having all aspects of this industry on one show floor yet according each one of them the importance and focus they deserve, will ensure that the show is more targeted, yet all-encompassing than ever before� he added.

The exclusive Areeq Dubai, designed to cater to the high-end jewellery connoisseur, will feature a selection of the finest jewellery and timepieces that money can buy. Some of the most exquisite jewellery houses from the region and beyond will be a part of this star-studded event. Among the key collections on show, are Al Tayer Group’s insignia which will be on prominent display. Their luxury retail division is all set to showcase a timeless collection of jewels and watches from a host of celebrity jewellery and timepiece designers from the style capitals of the world including New York, Italy, Britain and France. A collection of extraordinary hand¬crafted dazzling diamond necklaces and chic pieces that harmonize everyday wear will be on display courtesy Istana. Designed by such luminaries like Adler, Picchiotti and Henry Dunay to name a few, Istana’s display promises elegance and grandeur at its subtle best. Damas, the award-winning UAE based jewellery giant, will also feature its exquisite range at the show including designs by some of the industry’s biggest names like Paspaley, Carrera y Carrera, Fope and Tiffany. A stunning show with models sporting the latest Damas creations will take place at the VIP Nespresso Lounge and one lucky guest a day will walk away with a diamond from Dhamani.

Other glittering highlights at Areeq Dubai include the unique unveiling at the show preview day of a one-of-a-kind Dalumi-diamond studded top featuring over 900 diamonds mounted in white gold designed by Gianfranco Ferre and valued at a staggering $1.3 million.

Dubai World Trade Centre, the show’s organiser, has pulled out all the stops to support the key retail and trade sections of the industry by giving them exclusive platforms at Dubai International Jewellery Week. Jewellery Collections Dubai, the retail arm, will be Dubai’s ultimate retail jewellery event of the year. Visitors to the event can see hundreds of jewellery manufacturers from across the globe under one roof including stunning displays from national pavilions from India, Italy, Hong Kong, Korea, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey. The show will feature a series of firsts, including two of the global leaders in the industry, Rosy Blue and Pure Gold, coming together to launch the ‘Journey of Love’ Omri pendant. Euro Pearls, the leading London-based pearl suppliers, will showcase an extensive range of South Sea and Tahitian pearls, adding a touch of exotica to the show. Rich chocolate pearls, a new line of gemset pearl jewellery and a range of baroque pearl jewellery will also be a part of the Euro Pearls portfolio for the show. Diamond specialists Taka Jewellery and Fancy Diamonds will also vie for attention, featuring a new and contemporary range as well as elaborate designer pieces. There is a lot more in store, including the collection by Su-Raj Inter Gold, renowned for the ‘natural delicacy’ in their designs. A Trunk Show, featuring an eclectic fusion of fashion and jewellery will present a bevy of models draped in his designer diamond studded creations parading around Jewellery Collections Dubai, enhancing the already electric atmosphere.

Jewellery Trade Dubai, the only ‘trade-only’ watch and jewellery event in the Middle East, will have its spotlight firmly on the all-important trade sector.. Key exhibitors such as the Italian Machinery Pavilion, Plachem International Trading, Shrenuj International and Bijoux Tec present a fantastic array of machinery and jewellery, These displays are accompanied by a series of free trade seminars, featuring CEO’s, market analysts and major players from the jewellery trade segment, to ensure jewellery professionals network as well as take away some key business practices and new trends. The who’s-who of the industry will elaborate on the finer points of jewellery trade, including Dr. Francesco Natale, the G.G., Laboratory Director of International Gemological Institute, who will speak on Laboratory Procedures and Current Marketing Trends in the Industry. Russell Shor, a senior industry analyst from the Gemmological Institute of America, will discuss diamonds and pearls, covering New Colours and Products and How to Compete with China. Many tricks of the trade, including How To Market Gold Jewellery as an Everyday Fashion Item, will be covered by Moaz Barakat, Managing Director of the World Gold Council. Other eminent personalities like Youri Steverlynck from the Dubai Diamond Exchange, Peter Meeus from International Diamond Laboratories and Yves Kerremans from HRD in Antwerp to name a few will also discuss a range of trade-relevant topics. Established industry-specific organisations like the Dubai Diamond Exchange, the International Diamond Laboratories and the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre will use the show to announce a series of new masterplans and landmark projects designed to further bolster this lucrative industry.

The new format seems to have got a unanimous thumbs-up from everyone concerned. “The market has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, and visitors expect a lot more with each passing show� said Vishal Vora, Managing Director of VRAMS Diamonds, a Jewellery Trade Dubai exhibitor. “Having shows with distinct target audiences helps us focus on specific requirements and give people more value for their time and money. As we are one of the largest producers of Tappers, Baguettes, Rose Cuts and Princess polished diamonds in the world, we keep all goods in calibrated mm size ,and offer colors ranging from white to lower browns, ttlc, fine make, and a show like this opens up new avenues for us.� he added.

The strategic position of these three jewellery events, Areeq Dubai, Jewellery Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai will provide traders with tremendous synergy and benefits exclusive to Dubai International Jewellery Week.

Dubai International Jewellery Week will be held from the 11-15 December at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre between 4pm and 10pm, with an exclusive ladies only viewing on the 13 December between 12pm – 4pm. A minimum age restriction of 16 years applies for entry into the show.

About Dubai International Jewellery Week
Website: www.jewelleryshow.com

Dubai International Jewellery Week presents:

LUXURY Areeq Dubai – 13 – 15 December, (Preview 12 December)
The luxury watch & jewellery boutique

RETAIL Jewellery Collections Dubai, 11 – 15 December

The ultimate jewellery retail event

TRADE Jewellery Trade Dubai, 11-13 December
The Middle East watch & jewellery trade event

These dedicated events for luxury, retail and trade provide the ideal opportunity for international suppliers to come face-to-face with high end buyers in this hugely lucrative region.

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of Dubai International Jewellery Week, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

For more information, please contact:

Shimaa Elsayed
Account Manager
Tamra-C2
P.O. Box 2642
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 295 1177
Fax: +971 4 295 1188
Email: shimaa@tamra-c2.com

Amanda Slater
Marketing Manager
Dubai World Trade Centre
P.O. Box 9292
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 308 6661
Fax: +971 4 318 8607
Email: amanda.slater@dwtc.com

Third InRetail exhibition to display state-of-the-art solutions for retail design, merchandising and technology

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

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United Arab Emirates, November 12th 2007. - As the Emirate of Dubai gets ready for another annual Shopping Festival, and tens of thousands of visitors are booking their flights from all over the globe, industry statistics are telling an extraordinary tale.

Not only will Dubai have sixteen times more sales floor space in malls per capita than the European Union, retail spend in the Emirate is expected to exceed US$ 7.6 billion by 2009. By that time, Saudi Arabia is looking at US$ 6 billion, and Abu Dhabi at US$ 1.9 billion. Similar remarkable data apply to the other countries in GCC region.

As a result, global and local brands are queuing up to open outlets, franchises are multiplying, and architects and designers are hiring extra staff to cope with the demand for enticing retail interiors.

Specifiers and industry buyers alike are already looking forward to the third InRetail trade fair, which will take place from 8-10 June 2008, at the Dubai International Exhibition & Convention Centre. This is the main annual event for the industry in the region, introducing the latest display systems and furniture, the most up-to-date technology and tantalising merchandising, while bringing together global experts and industry players from all levels of the retail industry. Visitor attendance at InRetail 2007 grew by a phenomenal 66%, a trend which is bound to continue in 2008.

Well aware of the requirements of retail professionals in the Arabian Gulf region, InRetail 2008 will focus on the three major product sectors which are of immediate concern to them. They are: Shopfitting & Visual merchandising, Retail Design & Consultancy, and Supply Chain Management & Technology.

Among the products and services covered in the Shopfitting & Visual Merchandising sector are: display systems, furniture, signage, mannequins, trolleys, lighting, flooring, joinery, turnkey systems and more.
Retail design & Consultancy features architectural and interior design services, project management, staff training, brand development, themed environments, concept retailing.

The Supply chain management & Technology sector includes IT solutions, security systems, stock control and logistics, CRM, ePoS, freight systems, audio-visual techniques, etc.

The importance of good retail design cannot be overstated, and is directly linked to product sales and success,� said Exhibition Director Paula Al Chami. The InRetail exhibition will welcome architects and designers, retailers, supermarket and shopping mall developers to meet with global exhibitors from the key sectors of the retail industry. It is the most important forum for the industry professionals, where exhibitors provide valuable knowledge and expertise, ensuring that the region continues to be at the forefront of the consumer shopping experience.

About InRetail Exhibition

InRetail – For the design, fit-out and operational management of retail outlets, supermarkets and shopping malls in the Arabian Gulf. Showcasing shopfitting and visual merchandising, retail design and consultancy, supply chain management and technology from world renowned manufacturers alongside the region’s largest agents and distributors.

The Innovations In Retail Seminars will run alongside the event – delegates will once again be inspired and educated on the latest innovations in interior store design, current retail trends and management techniques that ensure success in this highly competitive market, brought to you by renowned international speakers.

InRetail is open to trade visitors only and will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, 8- 10 June 2008, from 11am – 7pm daily, and will run alongside the Hotel Show. For further information please visit www.inretailexhibition.com

About dmg world media

An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

dmg world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For further information, please contact:
Khalil Majdalawi, Account Manager PR Tamra C2.
t: +971 4 2951177, f: +971 4 2951188, Khalil@tamra-c2.com

E.N.G.’s 4th International Executive International Transport Design Summit

Monday, November 12th, 2007

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13 & 14 November 2007, The Grand Sofitel Demeure, Amsterdam

Come and join E.N.G.’s 4th Executive Summit on Transport Design at The Grand Sofitel Demeure in Amsterdam. This event brings together design experts responsible for different modes of personal transport such as cars, planes, yachts, motorbikes, trucks and sports utility vehicles. High-level presentations and inspiring workshops promise to make this event a special occasion for the entire design community. Learn from each other inspire each other!

Personal transportation has seen interesting and unfamiliar developments. Automotive manufacturers are designing airplanes, motorcycle manufacturers are moving to four wheels and companies traditionally focusing on mass transportation are now designing and building recreational vehicles for individual use.

This mix of disciplines brings about a fresh approach to transportation design. Designers of different vehicles are responsible for creating new passenger experiences. Whether it is one of style, comfort, luxury or exhilaration, the goal is to explore new markets and meet the needs and expectations of future customers.

* Network with international design experts and innovators.
* Predicting the transportation needs and wants that society will face in the coming decades.
* Recognising and addressing culture changes in exterior and interior design.
* Learning benefiting and taking inspiration from emerging markets such as India and Brazil.
* Exploring design of different modes of transport to bring fresh ideas into design.
* Developing design processes in a way to meet the growing need for luxury and customisation.

This International executive summit will include leading speakers from the following companies:

BENETEAU

BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS

CITROËN

DAIMLERCHRYSLER

DILIP CHHABRIA DESIGN

FIAT

GM EUROPE

LAND ROVER

PEUGEOT DESIGN

PININFARINA

SCANIA

SEYMOUR POWELL

VOLKSWAGEN

WALLY YACHTS

GCC’s retail industry growing from strength to strength

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

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dmg world media Dubai Ltd, the organisers of the highly successful InRetail exhibition, sums up the booming GCC retail market.

United Arab Emirates 22nd October 2007 – It was a seemingly endless reserve of oil and path-breaking trade routes that first put the GCC on the global economic map. But of late, the main chapter in the GCC success story has been the phenomenally successful retail industry. Worth approximately $100 billion, the retail sector is today a major driving force behind the economies of the six-nation strong GCC and has become the second largest industry after oil production.

The region’s reputation as a shopper’s paradise continues to grow with every passing year, and thousands of retail outlets are queuing up to add their neon names to the region’s glittering streets, malls and skylines. According to RetailME magazine, by 2009, retail spend in Dubai’s shopping malls alone is expected to exceed US$7.6 billion and Abu Dhabi’s by US$1.9 billion. Its neighbors are close on its heels, with Saudi Arabia crossing US$6 billion.

Dubai alone will have 16 times more sales floor space in malls per capita than the average for the EU25. The IMP puts the 2006 growth rate of the UAE at 10.5%, which is one of the fastest rates worldwide, and the Dubai Strategic Plan announced by the ruler of Dubai in February 2007 projects an 11% annual growth up to 2015, thereby tripling the current level of GDP. Bahrain and Qatar, fuelled by internationally recognized events like the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Asian Games respectively, are also making massive inroads into the retail market. Even Oman, which is a relatively quiet retail market, has joined the fray. A study conducted by Global Investment House on Oman’s real estate sector show that hotels are at nearly 100% occupancy, indicating a large upswing in tourism.

Some of the most unique retail projects in the world have sprung out of the desert sand. Dubai Mall, for instance, will be the largest mall in the world. Again, Dubai’s neighbors are not to be outdone, and have responded with the USD$266 million Al Shobily Grand Mall in Saudi Arabia, the US$400 million City Centre in Bahrain and the US$52 million Dar Al Awadi Centre in Kuwait. A stable political environment, an extremely high per capita income and top-of-the-line infrastructure makes this region all the more attractive for retail investors. The retail market is tailor-made to suit every economic strata of society, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

The region is therefore the ideal location for path-breaking exhibitions like InRetail, which brings together players from all levels of the retail industry under one roof. In its third year, InRetail will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from 8th to 10th June 2008, and will focus on attracting architects and designers, retailers, supermarket and shopping mall developers to meet with global exhibitors from the three key sectors of the retail industry shopfitting and visual merchandising, retail design and consultancy, supply chain management and technology said Paula Al Chami, the exhibition organizer. “This is an important forum for the retail industry as the exhibitors provide valuable knowledge, expertise and insight that will ensure the region continues to be at the forefront of the consumer shopping experience she added.

If the last decade of retail growth in the GCC and the last two editions of InRetail are a parameter for judging the success of the retail industry in the region, then the future looks brighter than ever!

About InRetail Exhibition

InRetail – For the design, fit-out and operational management of retail outlets, supermarkets and shopping malls in the Arabian Gulf. Showcasing shopfitting and visual merchandising, retail design and consultancy, supply chain management and technology from world renowned manufacturers alongside the region’s largest agents and distributors.

The Innovations In Retail Seminars will run alongside the event – delegates will once again be inspired and educated on the latest innovations in interior store design, current retail trends and management techniques that ensure success in this highly competitive market, brought to you by renowned international speakers.

InRetail is open to trade visitors only and will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, 8- 10 June 2008, from 11am – 7pm daily, and will run alongside the Hotel Show. For further information please visit www.inretailexhibition.com

About dmg world media

An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

dmg world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For further information, please contact:
Khalil Majdalawi, Account Manager PR Tamra C2.
t: +971 4 2951177, f: +971 4 2951188, Khalil@tamra-c2.com