DJWE 2018 WITNESSES OVER 21,000 VISITS
VISITORS GET OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW KNOWLEDGE THROUGH THE FIRST DJWE FORUM, DAILY SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS.
Visitors at the 15th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition got an opportunity to acquire new knowledge through the first DJWE Forum, daily sessions and workshops.
The 15th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition ( DJWE) concluded with local and international exhibitors competing to attract visitors. Organisers announced that more than 21,000 visits were made during the event, which took place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) from February 21-26, 2018.
Held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the exhibition saw more than 490 international brands representing a wide variety of luxury watches and jewellery. The exhibition also provided visitors with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge through the first DJWE Forum, daily sessions and workshops that discussed topics related to the jewellery and watch industry.
Commenting on the show's conclusion, Ahmed Al Obaidli, Exhibitions Director at Qatar Tourism Authority, said: “DJWE is a true model of success, sustainability and development. Over the past 15 years, the exhibition has succeeded in reinforcing its position on the global calendar of jewellery events as evidenced by the attendance of top executives of major brands at the show. The increase in exhibition area, visitors, side events and sales are all testaments to the exhibition's success.” He added: “This remarkable performance is thanks to the support provided by His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to business events and the tourism sector as a whole in pursuit of a more diverse national economy.”
The huge exhibition space at the DECC has allowed fine jewellery shops in Qatar to showcase their collections in their pavilions, offering visitors a fascinating journey of art, elegance and heritage.
Awn Zureikat, Chief Operations Officer - Ali Bin Ali Luxury, said: “We are proud to be part of this year's edition of Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
“Ali Bin Ali Luxury has been one of the first partners of the exhibition since its inception 15 years ago. Every year we receive an increase in the number of visitors and attendees. We take pride in introducing new brands with products that are shown for the first time in Doha.”
Promoting and supporting young talents, the exhibition witnessed the return of the Young Qatar Designers initiative, where six Qatari designers participated and presented their unique and exclusive collections to compete with the world's most famous brands.
Six young Qatari designers – Nada Al Sulaiti (Hairaat), Nouf Al Meer (Nouf Jewellery), Ghada Al Buainain, Leila Abu Issa (Leila Issam Fine Jewellery), Shikha Mohamed (Al Ghla Jewellery) and Jawaher and Hissa Mohammed Al Mannai (Ghand Jewellery) – had the chance to present their collections along with the world's leading watches and jewellery brands.
“As young Qatari designers we are thankful for the support and the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister in giving us this opportunity to be part of one of the best jewellery and watches exhibitions in the world. And we will continue working hard to always present Qatar in the most prestigious and successful way,” said Nada Al Sulaiti from Hairaat, on behalf of the Young Qatari Designers initiative