Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Qatar, Minister of Interior, HE Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani , the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), the unique annual artisan exhibition of the world’s most luxurious pieces of jewelry, gemstones and timepieces, will return in February 25th, 2014 for the eleventh year running. This was announced at a press conference held at the Qatar National Convention Center and attended by the organizers in the presence of top media. This year’s exhibition will be held at Doha’s iconic Qatar National Convention Centre, a perfect venue for this display of splendor and stunning design.
Organised by Qatar Tourism Authority in partnership with q.media events and for the first time – Fira Barcelona, the eleventh Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition will cover nearly 20,000 square meters ,34 exhibitors with more than 500 jewellery and watch brands have already signed up for the high-profile event running from February 25 and March 2. This year’s event will feature a catwalk show, showcasing top designs from all exhibitors at the event.
“We believe in the importance of the role the private sector could play to further improve the MICE industry in Qatar, hence we are pleased with the partnership with ‘q.media’ and ‘Fira Barcelona’ to organize this exhibition and we are looking forward to more accomplishments” said Mr. Hamad Al Abdan, Director of Exhibitions at Qatar Tourism Authority.
“Doha Jewellery and Watches exhibition has become one of the most important specialised regional and international exhibitions in the luxurious goods and a premier event which brings together world renowned jewellers, watch makers, luxury exhibitors and visitors from around the world. We are expecting this edition of DJWE to be met with strong interest with new exhibitors and exclusive offerings.”
” What distinguishes this edition from previous editions is a total area of 20 thousand square metre, compared with 15 thousand square meters in the previous year in addition to a 20% increase in the space for each exhibitor”, added Al Abdan.
Mr. Jaber Al Ansari Deputy Group CEO Entertainment q. Media said: “We are pleased to partner with Qatar Tourism Authority in organizing such an outstanding global event. We are also honored to cooperate for the first time with Fira De Barcelona; a well-known company with great experience in organizing exhibitions and events. We are confident that this year’s event will be the best so far, with the participation of 34 exhibitors representing more than 500 of the top high-end brands to showcase and unveil thousands of unique products that are never seen before. The event will be held for the first time in Qatar National Convention Center, which is considered an exceptional venue equipped with the latest technologies, making it the perfect match for such an event”.
“Work is being carried out as planned to organize the exhibition in the best possible way, thus we applied the best technical designs and adopted the highest safety standards, in coordination with our international partner and Qatar National Convention Center, in order to guarantee the safety and convenience of visitors”, he added.
He concluded: “The event will highlight the importance of Qatar as a leading commercial hub for stakeholders in the sector, and will offer a unique platform of networking, communication and exploration of successful commercial opportunities. Over the years, Doha Jewelry and Watches Exhibition maintained its status as a leading commercial forum in the global jewelry industry”.
Fira Barcelona is the Spanish leading trade and industrial show organizer with a portfolio of over 70 different shows. The company’s involvement for the first time, will add a new dimension to the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition.
Mr. Ricard Zapatero, International Director of Fira de Barcelona said: “Fira de Barcelona is thrilled to join to the Qatar Tourism Authority and QMedia in the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition and we are looking forward to sharing our expertise and contribute to the success of the show. We believe that this a key event that will grow in the following years becoming a major asset within the exhibition calendar and will strongly contribute to Qatar’s consolidation as an international events destination. We are grateful to our partner institutions for letting us join this project.”
Among the significant Qatari exhibitors in the event are Al Fardan Jewellery Company, Ali Bin Ali group, Qatar Luxury Group (QELA), Al Majed Jewellery, Blue Salon, Al Muftah Jewellery, Amiri Gems WLL, Fifty One East, Al Jaber watches, Marzooq Al Shamlan & Sons WLL, Al Majed Pearls / Dar Al Majid Jewellery, Royal Jewellery (Al Malakia), Bulgari Jewellery, Al Makki Jewellery & Watches, Al Mawla Jewellery, Matis Jewellery , Versailles Jewellery, Wazni Jewellery, Doha Marketing Services Co. (Domasco) Tiara Jewellery, Tzarina Jewellery, Blue Diamond Group, Paris Gallery, Domasco, Mattis Jewellery, Tzarina, Charmeleena, Sabek and Safana Jewellery.