Archive for December, 2007

Machine Tools & Auto Exhibition: Foreign Exhibitors Meet Potential Local Partners in Pakistan

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Karachi, December 14, 2007: The 3rd International Machine Tools & Automation Pakistan and the Auto & Auto Parts Pakistan 2007 remained the focus of interest for all the professionals, key decision makers, Government officials and prospective investors of the region’s engineering industry to explore new business ventures in Pakistan.

MTAP & AAPP 2007 was observed to be record breaking visitor ship relating to the Machine tools and Automation sector. Numerous industry related visitors, trade and industry professionals highly appreciated the modern machine tools and automotive products/technologies here at Karachi Expo Centre which is also educating the local industry.

While expressing satisfaction over the quality trade visitors at the show, exhibitors from Thailand assured their participation for next exhibition of MTAP & AAPP with larger number of exhibitors from Thailand as they consider Pakistan, a prospect market for their products.

One of the key attractions at the exhibition is a security system for Cars and Motorcycle being introduced for the first time in Pakistan. This tremendous technology equipment demonstrated in hall 4 was specially designed for the safety of Cars, motorcycles and other Automobiles, produced by a local manufacturer.

Later this afternoon, the Korean Consulate General also visited the two co-located exhibition. Mr. Kim visited different stall and showed his interest and appreciated the participation of foreign exhibitors in the trade show displaying the state of the art technology being used in the machine tools and automotive industry.

However, the event received a good response. The visitors at the exhibition were quite impressed with the state of the art technology products shown by the local & foreign exhibitors. There are around 150 local and foreign companies represented in the show and are expected to revive the business friendly image of Pakistan.

Auto & Machine Tools Exhibition Concluded with Contracts worth millions of dollars signed – More in pipeline

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Karachi, December 15, 2007: Pakistan’s third international exhibition of machine tools and automation industry, co-locating auto & auto parts exhibition, concluded today in Karachi after rewarding its participants with large scale orders and unmatched business leads.

The four-day event MTAP & AAPP 2007 was inaugurated by Mr. Syed Mustafa Kamal, City Nazim Karachi, on December 12 at the Karachi Expo Centre and was organised by pioneer of B2B Exhibitions in Pakistan and event mangers, Pegasus Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd.

With around 150 companies participating at the exhibition, the 3rd international MTAP & AAPP 2007 has received an overwhelming response from the exhibitor from Taiwan, France, UAE, Japan, China, Turkey and Thailand as they consider Pakistan, a very prospective market for their products.

According to a survey conducted at the show, the International participants expressed deep satisfaction over the quality of visitors at the show, which were around 10,000 trade professionals, key decision makers and tradesmen from all over the world.

As a positive sign of profitable meetings and networking with a large number of highly targeted audiences and potential trade partners from local markets in Pakistan, a large number of local and foreign participants have already confirmed their participation in the next exhibition.

Based on the success of its three preceding shows, MTAP & AAPP offer, even greater opportunities each year to the proactive business concerns and manufacturing units to converge and gain valuable results. With larger and detailed range of vehicles, parts & components, repair equipment & tools, styling products as well as accessories that will bring together top industry professionals and high profile trade visitors from around the world with the best set of business prospects ready to be explored.

The fourth co-located edition of “Machine Tools & Automation Pakistan� and “Auto & Auto Parts Pakistan� has been planned in December 2008 and will feature an even larger array of automobiles, auto parts, machinery and engineering goods.

Exhibitors Sign Contracts at Auto & Machine Tools Exhibition

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Karachi, December 13, 2007: The second day of the trade exhibition of Auto & Auto Parts and Machine Tools & Automation industries gained immense feedback from the domestic and foreign markets as exhibitors started signing contracts from second day of he show.

The international participants of the trade show are not only meeting their potential local representatives and business partners in Pakistan at the exhibition, but are also negotiating several transfer of technology deals with the Pakistani entrepreneurs at their production facilities.

Pakistan’s third co-located exhibition on Machine Tools & Automation and Auto & Auto Parts industry has served as an unprecedented networking platform for international industrialists and tradesmen in finding their local partners in Pakistan.

Adding to some very significant trade contracts signed today, more such large-scale deals are expected to take place during the remaining days of the show. Several other contracts and joint venture MoU’s are already under negotiation at the exhibition.

In addition to the attendance of top decision makers representing local engineering and automobile related industries, the exhibition has also successfully attracted the attention of international tradesmen & diplomats.

On the 2nd day of the exhibition, a session was arranged by Export Processing Zones on the subject Investment Opportunities for Auto industry in EPZs of Pakistan by the Chairman EPZA, Mr. Kamran Mirza. The session highlighted EPZA’s one window operation facility & easy procedures for doing business at the EPZa’s of the country and to establish effective interaction with key personnel.

The four day exhibition is organized by Pakistan’s leading exhibitions & conferences organiser, Pegasus Consultancy, in collaboration with its foreign partners and will conclude on Saturday 15th December after attracting approximately 10,000 trade visitors from all over Pakistan and abroad.

Local Industry to benefit from the Mega Engineering Technology Exhibition

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

The country’s most preferred engineering event is coming up with the two co-located exhibitions of MTAP & AAPP 2007 from 12 -15 December at the Karachi Expo Centre, hosting the participation of over 135 companies from around the globe.

While showcasing the cutting edge technology, featuring all kind of machine tools, automation, automobiles, auto parts, components & accessories, motorcycles, auto maintenance and repair equipments, the event will be visited by around 10,000 trade visitors from UAE, India, South Africa, UK, Italy, Spain, Sri Lanka and all over Pakistan.

With China as a partner country and TAITRA being the strategic partner, MTAP & AAPP 2007 will provide a unique platform to all the participating local and international exhibitors, top decision makers & industry professionals where they can interact in a highly targeted business to business environment for their mutual benefits. This is the only international event which caters to the value addition in the engineering industry of Pakistan.

This one stop sourcing platform is supported by BOI: Board of Investments, EDB: Engineering Development Board, TEXMAP: Textile Machinery Manufacturers and suppliers Associations of Pakistan, ECMMA: Engineering Components & Machinery Manufacturers Association of Pakistan, TAITRA: Taiwan External Trade Development Council. In addition, several local and international publications are also supporting the event.

3rd International Machine Tools & Automation Pakistan co-locating Auto and Auto Parts Pakistan Exhibition Inaugurated at the Karachi Expo Centre

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Karachi, December 12: The third Machine Tools and Automation Pakistan 2007 co-locating Auto & Auto Parts Pakistan 2007 took off today at the Karachi Expo Centre. The four-day exhibition is scheduled from 12~15 December and is spread over three halls of the Karachi Expo Centre.

The event was inaugurated by Syed Mustafa Kamal, City Nazim Karachi who, in his speech expressed his gratitude to see the participation of exhibitors and visitors from within Pakistan and around the world. He also acknowledged the infrastructure developments made in the city Karachi to provide business environment to the investors to support their future endeavors in Pakistan.

Prior to the inaugural speech of the Chief Guest, Mr. Aasim .A. Siddiqui, Chairman, Pegasus Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd welcomed all the participants at the event warm heartedly. Later Mr. Arif A. Khan Abbasi, Minister for Labor, Transport, Industries, Commerce and Corporation in his address, appreciated the participation of over 135 exhibitors around the globe to explore the multiple opportunities that the engineering industry of Pakistan has to offer.

In addition, Mr. Kamal Mirza, Chairman, Export Processing Zone and Maj. Gen. Retd Zaheer Ahmed HI(M), Chairman, State Engineering Corporation also attended the inaugural ceremony. While addressing the audience, Mr. Zaheer Ahmed highlighted the significance of the two co-located industries of auto and machine tools to make the country successfully industrialized. In order to keep pace with the world dynamic environment, these two industries are considered to be the pillars of the country’s economy, he added.

While showcasing the cutting edge technology, featuring all kind of machine tools, automation, automobiles, auto parts, components & accessories, motorcycles, auto maintenance and repair equipments, the event will be visited by around 10,000 trade visitors from UAE, India, South Africa, UK, Italy, Spain, Sri Lanka and all over Pakistan.

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

HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum Opened Dubai’s Glittering Jewellery Event

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

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A stunning Private Preview for Areeq Dubai
Wows the Crowds at Dubai International Jewellery Week

Dubai International Jewellery Week, the most anticipated jewellery event of the year, got off to a spectacular start with a glittering inauguration ceremony yesterday at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The new format of the show, featuring three distinct events under one roof, Areeq Dubai, Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai were officially unveiled. The inauguration was followed by a select group of invitees being treated to a one-of-a-kind preview event in a setting that was every bit as glamorous, regal and stunning as the jewels on display and the guests in attendance.

The chief guest for the evening, HH Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of the Department of Information, declared the Dubai International jewellery Week open. After the inauguration, Sheikh Hasher and his VIP entourage toured the exhibition and got a glimpse of the latest collections unveiled by over 400 of the biggest names in the jewellery industry.

The finale of the tour, took Sheikh Hasher and his entourage to one of Dubai’s newest social events – the Private Preview of Areeq Dubai, the ultra-luxurious arm of Dubai International Jewellery Week. A selection of the finest and most exquisite jewellery and timepieces from around the world were on display, giving salubrious guests an exclusive sneak-peek of what will be in store over the coming days. The latest creations by such luminaries like Adler, Carrera Y Carrera, Chopard, Harry Winston, Mikimoto and Pasquale Bruni to name just a few were on display, and that set the stage for the main even of the evening.

The tour cumulated with the arrival of the much-awaited unveiling of the Gianfranco Ferre masterpiece, $1.3 million diamond-studded top. VIPs and jewellery collectors all crowded together to watch as the event unfolded. Emerging upon a chaise lounge held high, a beautifully choreographed event with black, silver and glitter aplenty, wowed the crowed as the masterpiece studded with over 900 stunning Dalumi diamonds mounted in 18K white gold was revealed. The 300 carat top is complemented by black tuxedo pants and a black silk cape, and the guests were offered the opportunity to take part in a silent auction to make this stunning work of art all his own.

A Spokesman of Gianfranco Ferr SpA commented on the Inauguration Event of the Dubai International Jewellery Week by saying, “The great success of the inauguration event and especially, the private preview of the diamond top auction confirms our views that this was the finest and most appropriate context to present our unique creation in the Middle East. It was a magical, glamorous and elegant evening. The atmosphere could be described as “One thousand and One Nights�. It was exactly what we expected. Off-course it was also a wonderful occasion to re-confirm and strengthen our position and visibility in Dubai, an area which has played an extremely important role in our global business strategies and that is quickly becoming more and more important, especially with the opening of our local branch here. We would like to express our full appreciation for the excellent standard and for the appeal the Areeq event has generated.

Mr. Yuval Kemp, Director Marketing and Business Development for Dalumi Group commented, “We were very happy with the Gianfranco Ferre Event yesterday evening. We feel that Areeq Dubai was the perfect venue to reveal this very special top in the Middle East. We received great interest from the visitors at the event with regards to the top and its auction. We strongly believe that Dubai is the most suitable city to appreciate the Gianfranco Ferre Masterpiece which is studded with 900 Dalumi diamonds. Our representatives are constantly at Areeq Dubai to answer any questions potential buyers may have about the job and the auction.

The bidding process was outlined to the elite guests present, with bidding beginning from US$ 650,000 and continuing until the 15 December. Representatives of Gianfranco Ferre and Dalumi, the two parties responsible for this stunning fusion of fashion and jewellery, spoke to the gathering about the intricacies of the creation, although taking one’s attention away from the top was not easy.

Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre, the show’s organiser, was delighted with the response to the Private Preview and the auction. “It’s hard to put a price on something so exclusive, but the people of the region know good jewellery when they see it, and we are sure that everyone here and thousands of others will get a lot more than they expected at the showâ€? he said. All in all, it was the perfect prelude to a show that promises to give the jewellery shopper a choice like no other over the next two days, he concluded.

Dubai International Jewellery Week, looks forward to welcoming guests and visitors over the next three days from the 11-15 December at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibition opens from 4pm and 10pm, 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, (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

Dubai International Jewellery Week All Set to Unveil a 3 Show Spectacular

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

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Dubai International Jewellery Week will feature dedicated shows, more participants, spectacular events and more choice for the jewellery shopper than ever before

The largest and most popular jewellery show in the UAE is back, and it’s more spectacular than ever before. The show’s new format will feature three sparkling events – Areeq Dubai, Jewellery Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai, each one catering to a specific target audience.

The biggest names in the jewellery industry, over 400 in all from across 25 countries, will descend at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 11-15 December for this 5 day extravaganza.

The show has grown from strength to strength over the years and this year’s edition will be a reflection of how far the industry and the event has progressed, said Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre, the show’s organiser. “The strategic positioning of these three jewellery events will provide traders and visitors with tremendous synergy and benefits exclusive to Dubai International Jewellery Week.

Furthermore the association of Dubai International Jewellery Week with the world’s most exclusive brands and elite retailers marks the beginning of a strategic and successful partnership for the industry he added.

The jewellery market of UAE is worth $6.13 billion, second biggest in the region after Saudi Arabia. The regional represents 14% of the global jewellery market of $146 billion.

Saudi Arabia accounts for 45% of the $20.5 billion Middle East jewellery trade, while the UAE has a 30% share.

For those with a penchant for the finest things that money can buy, the ultra-luxurious Areeq Dubai is the place to be. The most exquisite jewellery and timepiece houses in the world will showcase their latest and best at this high-end event. In line with its exclusivity, Areeq Dubai will have an invitee-only Private Preview at Sheikh Rashid Hall on 12 December, where the crème-de-la-crème will get a first-hand glimpse of what lies in store. Invitees to the Private Preview will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid for a stunning creation by the exquisite Gianfranco Ferre Fashion House. Valued at $1.3m, this 300 carat jewel studded top carries more than 900 stunning diamonds mounted in white gold. First seen at the prestigious Milan Fashion Week, this will be the first time this masterpiece is unveiled in the Middle East, and one lucky guest may actually have the chance to own it for good, through a silent auction taking place throughout the show. Valet parking will be provided courtesy of Visa International for all guests during the Private Preview to ensure a truly VIP visit.

This exclusive event, which has Fashion TV Arabia as its Official TV Channel and Harpers Bazaar and L’Officiel as its Official Magazine, offers guests the most exquisite creations in the world, including collections from Adler, Beaudry, Daniel K, Boucheron, Baume & Mercier, Chopard, Damiani, Roberto Coin, Harry Winston, Henry Dunay, Jacob & Co, MikiMoto, Tiffany & Co and Ulysse Nardin amongst others.

Besides their timeless classics, many exhibitors will unveil their new collections at the show, giving visitors the chance to be the privileged few to own these exclusive pieces. To add to the excitement, one truly lucky visitor may also walk away with a Dubai Diamond Cut from Dhamani Jewellers on each day of the event. An intimate fashion show featuring models displaying the exclusive international Damas range will take place at Areeq Dubai at 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm on 13 & 14 of December. Visitors to the Nespresso Lounge will be able to indulge in designer coffee blends provided by Nespresso.

Jewellery Collections Dubai, Dubai’s ultimate jewellery retail event, will feature an extensive showcase of stunning jewellery and timepieces from across the globe. Handpicked selections from exotic jewellery markets including, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and Taiwan will be on display at the national pavilions, besides numerous other exhibitors to suit everyone’s discerning taste and budget. Hong Kong is the shows largest pavilion and Pakistan is a first time participant at the show.

A star attraction at the show is the stunning Rainbow Collection by owner Mr Eddy Elzas. The Rainbow Collection is the world’s largest collection of 300 intense coloured diamonds in a melange of colours and shapes ranging from the more traditional round brilliants, pears, marquises and emerald cuts to triangles, crosses and horses’ heads. The collection will be unveiled for the first time in the UAE at the show and visitors can view the collection at the International Diamond Laboratories (IDL) stand. IDL is giving the chance for a lucky visitor to win a fancy coloured diamond everyday. Al Masaood, Dhamani, Damas, Forever Jewels, Pure Gold, Rosy Blue, Samra, Thamina and many more make up the exhibitor profile at this all-encompassing event.

Jewellery Trade Dubai, the only ‘trade’ watch and jewellery event in the region, will be an event which should not be missed by anyone associated to this lucrative industry. It’s a golden opportunity for serious buyers and industry players to conduct real business and network with industry peers, fellow traders, manufacturers and suppliers from the Gulf, North Africa, India and beyond. A series of informative seminars will take place on the 12 December at Hall 4, visitors can learn about various hot topics in the industry from leading high profile speakers including Mr. Peter Meeus from International Diamond Laboratories, Mr. Yves Kerremans from HRD Antwerp, Mr. Russell Shor, Senior Industry Analyst from Gemological Institute of America, Mr. Francesco Natale from the International Gemological Institute, Mr. Youri Steverlynck from the Dubai Diamond Exchange, and Mr. Moaz Barakat, Managing Director of the World Gold Council to name a few. The topics being covered throughout the event will be of immense value to trade visitors from all areas of the industry. The range of topics will touch upon new products, marketing jewellery as an everyday fashion item, new laboratory procedures, emerging markets, marketing trends and lots more. 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.

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

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