The 52nd edition of Istanbul Jewery Show took place from October 6 to 9, 2022. It is a trade show that takes place twice a year at the Istanbul Expo Center. Last month and for the first time, I traveled to Turkey to visit the most important fair in this region. Today I want to take you back on this Turkish discovery.
This trade fair is organized by Informa Markets and the latest edition was sponsored by Elmas Kule. Founded in 1986, IJS is supported by the Turkish government and Minister of Commerce as well as local and national professional associations in the jewelry sector. For the October edition there were 1000 exhibitors from 12 countries. Jewelry brands, diamond specialists, stone dealers, manufacturing workshops, but also manufacturers of machinery and equipment for the jewelry sector, exhibited their novelties in the four halls to the south of Istanbul. Compared to the October 2021 edition, there was a 13% increase in attendance. The number of visiting countries is also increasing and 38% of visitors were foreign buyers from 143 countries. Visitors from South America, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East were the most numerous. According to Sermin Cengiz, Fouding Partner of IJS, the number of exhibitors should continue to grow. This year during the two editions in March and October, the show welcomed 63,000 visitors.
TEKIN SEYREKOGLU JEWELRY
This important event in the region hosted the Designer Club, a joint project of the Association of Jewelry Exporters of Turkey and Istanbul Jewelry Show. The master jewelers and the young jewelry designers were brought together in the specially designed space at the entrance to the exhibition. They could draw attention by showcasing their creations and meeting buyers as well as the Press.
The “Art for Jewelery – Inspiration Hub” event was organized in collaboration with the Jewelery Exporters Association of Turkey, Istanbul Jewelers Chamber of Commerce and Informa Markets. Interesting discussions on the impact of fashion, culture and art on the brand image of the jewelry industry were organized with the participation of local and international opinion leaders. It was highly popular and enjoyed by the public.
CILEK KONSEPT JEWELRY
Adopting the vision of sustainability, many environmentally conscious actions were carried out during Istanbul Jewelry Show. In order to reduce carbon emissions, several green actions have been implemented such as reducing paper, recycling badges and exhibition mats or saving electricity by using LED technology. The show is very well served by public transport for visitors, which also helps to minimize CO2 emissions.
It was a true discovery for me, both in the country and in the jewelry sector, which surprised and challenged me a lot during these four days in Istanbul. All team of IJS is already working on the next edition of Istanbul Jewelry Show which will return in 2023 from March 16-19.
ANETA BLASZCZAK WITH TEAM OF ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW