TGJTA to Host Inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair In June 2017
Suttipong Damrongsakul, president of the TGJTA (third from right) with directors announced the readiness to host Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017. The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) announced the inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017, which will take place on June 15-18, 2017 at Challenger 1, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand.
“We are certain to see a bigger and better fair than our previous editions this coming June. The feedback from Thai and international exhibitors, as well as support from visitors has been extraordinary. The fair will also enable a more vibrant and dynamic environment in gems and jewellery trading,” said TGJTA president Suttipong Damrongsakul.
For over 40 years, the TGJTA has served the needs of its members in the Thai gems and jewellery trade, from SMEs to large businesses involved in every aspect of the industry, including raw material, design, manufacture, manufacturing equipment and innovation. The industry is ranked third in the country in terms of export value, generating 435 billion baht ($12.3 billion) worth of exports over the period of January to October 2016. Moreover, the TGJTA is also initiating the promotion of gems and jewellery sales alongside tourism which will enable inbound tourists to buy gems and jewellery as souvenirs.
Directors of the TGJTA have supported the continuous development of the Thai gems and jewellery industry, from training for craftsmen in the industry to breaking down barriers for the import of raw stones and other raw material. This year, the TGJTA has successfully received support from the Thai government to exempt all customs duty for the import of silver and gold coils under 18-karat. The TGJTA has also established alliances with various gems and jewellery associations worldwide, building a strong and sustainable business network.
With the TGJTA’s experience and in-depth understanding of the gems and jewellery industry combined with over 30 years’ experience in organising gems and jewellery fairs, the TGJTA is ideally positioned to host the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017. Offering the best of Thailand’s gems and jewellery – from rare, high-quality colour stones to exquisitely crafted gold and silver jewellery in various prices and styles – buyers and visitors to the fair will also be able to enjoy a range of facilities and business matching activities to ensure their business negotiations run smoothly.
The fair will be held over an area of 20,000 sq m and will consist of 1,000 booths featuring companies from all over the world. The organisers expect over 30,000 visitors to participate in the event.