Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair Celebrates its 50th Golden Anniversary as it Launches the first ASEAN Gems & Jewelry President’s Conference

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This event heralds thirty years of accomplishments and the Fair will continue to blaze a path in Thailand’s powerful gems and jewelry industry.

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the 1st ASEAN Gems and Jewelry Presidents’ Summit will see the historic signing of an ASEAN Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) generating regional cooperation.

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DIPT) and the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association collectively proclaim that the upcoming Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair is celebrating its 50th Golden Anniversary.

Paramount to the 50th BGJF festivities is the first meeting the ASEAN Gems and Jewelry President’ Summit. Thailand will host the groundbreaking gathering of ten Presidents as they discuss regional trade and shape an unparalleled alliance of cooperation in the gems and jewelry industry. This collaboration will be cemented with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Mr. Somchai Phornchindarak, President of the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association and the Gems Jewelry and Precious Metal Confederation of Thailand (GJPCT) says, “This is the first time leaders of ASEAN’s gems and jewelry industry, in all 10 ASEAN nations (plus several important trade partner countries such as India, China and Japan) come together at the same meeting table,” He goes on to say, “Together we will discuss the current ASEAN gems and jewelry situation and discuss possible policies and directions on how we can cooperate and steer our respective and collective industry towards regional and global supremacy in the gems and jewelry trade arena.”

Mr. Phornchindarak says that the Summit will discuss existing ASEAN gems and jewelry policies to determine the course of future paths, allowing for cooperation and mutual direction in our collective industry. These efforts will lead to both regional and global dominance in the gems and jewelry industry.

Mr. Somchai further states the 1st ASEAN Gems and Jewelry Presidents’ Summit will see the historic signing of an ASEAN Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) generating regional cooperation.

TGJTAs hard work has elevated Thailand and Her gems and jewelry industry to become a top Thai revenue generator. DITP Deputy Director-General Wuttichai Dungrak praised TGJTA for its undertakings. Thanks to the labors of the TGJTA, Thailand has become a decisive focal point in the global gems and jewelry manufacturing industry.

Mr. Wuttichai further states that, “The 50th BGJF will be a most special fair and I congratulate the TGJTA for its great achievements. The Thai gems and jewelry industry is one of the most important for the country as it generates not only significant revenue for the Thai economy but also creates a good image for the country as well.”

Mr. Wuttichai goes on to say that “Thailand had already exported more than six billion dollars worth of gems and jewelry and the government will press harder to assist the Thai gems and jewelry industry in growing exports in the future.” He feels the current trend is very favorable in 2012.

Mr. Suttipong Damrongsakul, CEO of the 50th BGJF Organizing Committee states
30,000 visitors from 120 countries will attend the 50th BGJF. These attendees are pivotal figures in the world of gems and jewelry traders. He goes on to say that, BGJF will present several unique achievements of the most modern design trends in international gems and jewelry fashions.

The 50th BGJF Golden Anniversary unveils cutting-edge blueprints for future design trends with a collection of priceless gems and jewelry from competitors, worldwide. The fair will also host lavish fashion shows with the finest Thai models wearing state of the art fashion jewelry. The fair hosts academic seminars discussing the evolution of fashion and design. There will be a number of special exhibits such as the Creative Innovation Pavilion and the Design Pavilion Trend 2013. These exhibits rejoice in revolutionary ideas from the world of gems and jewelry.

The 50th BGJF will be held from September 13 to 17, 2012 at the Challenger Halls of the IMPACT Arena Muang Thong Thani. Admission is Bt100 for the general public and free for gem and jewelry operators who must present company identification.

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