Trade-focused VicenzaOro Dubai has merged with consumer-friendly Dubai International Jewellery Week to create the region’s only B2B and B2C jewelry event, reports Professional Jeweller. The VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show, as the event will be called, is to take place November 15-18 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The intention is to bring together entire the global jewelry industry chain - from international trade organizations and chambers of commerce, to wholesalers, manufacturers, traders, retailers and end consumers. The VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show aims to have some 500 local, regional and international exhibitors divided into four strategic districts: global brands, fine jewellery, gemstones and diamonds and packaging and technology.
“Dubai has been at the global crossroads of the international jewelry market for decades; our vision is for VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show to consolidate that position and truly establish the emirate as the world’s premier jewellery trading destination for wholesalers, traders, manufacturers and end consumers,” says Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, exhibitions and events management, DWTC. The VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show aims to increase the emirate’s jewelry trading potential via strategic partnerships with a raft of local and international trade organisations including DGJG, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and India’s Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).