Jewellery, Gem and Technology in Dubai (JGTD) has been judged a success by buyers and suppliers alike after a three-day run at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The event closed on 14 February with attendees exceeding 7,200 in total – an increase of 20 per cent compared with the past year’s event.
Informa Markets senior vice president David Bondi said close to 350 suppliers from 25 countries and regions spread across an expanded show floor that was 46 per cent bigger than the inaugural edition.
“The energy was positive on the show floor, and the opportunities to do business were incredible. Participants came away with renewed energy and purpose for the year ahead,” he said.
“Challenges and uncertainties are here to stay, but so are opportunities for expansion. The need for powerful marketplaces like JGTD has never been more evident or more important than today.”
By region most visitors came from the Middle East (71.9 per cent), with Asia (15.5 per cent) and Europe (7.6 per cent) also well represented.
Year-on-year visitor traffic increased by 20 per cent while international representation remained strong, with overseas buyers making up 40 per cent of attendees.
The third edition of JGTD is scheduled for 6-8 February 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
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