USD 500 million worth JEWELRY INDUSTRY MEETS IN ISTANBUL

“Regarding the market potential, we are running intensive and eligible projects to better advertise the quality and design of our products. We plan to carry out the structure of Turkish Trade Centers which we began implementing in London and Dubai to other countries that bear great commercial potentials. We focus on the ASEAN region which is an obvious candidate to become the new center of the sector concerning the growing demand” Chairman Gülle said.

TURKISH JEWELLERY EXPORTERS Union hosted the 8th ASEAN Gems and Jewellery Association Conference in Istanbul for the first time, with the help of Turkey Promotion Group. Delegates from Southeast Asian countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and a total of over 100 delegates from 37 countries participated in the 8th ASEAN Conference along with Turkish Deputy Minister of Trade Rıza Tuna Turagay, Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly İsmail Gülle, Chairman of Gems and Jewellery Association Conference Suttipong Damrongsakul and the Board Chairman of Jewellery Exporters Union Mustafa Kamar and various other executives of the industry.

Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly İsmail Gülle; “Regarding the market potential, we are running intensive and eligible projects to better advertise the quality and design of our products. We plan to carry out the structure of Turkish Trade Centers which we began implementing in London and Dubai to other countries that bear great commercial potentials. We focus on the ASEAN region which is an obvious candidate to become the new center of the sector concerning the growing demand” said.

“WE ASSEMBLED THE G20 OF JEWELRY INDUSTRY IN ISTANBUL”

Board Chairman of Jewellery Exporters Union Mustafa Kamar started his speech by indicating the fact that 8th ASEAN Conference being held in Istanbul, the bridge between continents, is significant because the West and the East converges this close for the first time ever. He asked why countries are not constructing a modern Silkroad and underlined that they take great heed of the Conference.

“We will analyze our current relations with the leading countries of jewelry industry throughout the conference and set sail to new business partnerships'' said Mustafa Kamar and further stated: “Turkey has a population of 80 million, GDP of USD 784 billion and export volume of USD 168 billion worth is 4 hours of flight away to the East which has a population of 1,2 billion and USD 24 trillion GDP. This makes Turkey the only real bridge between the East and the West. We're one of the strongest players in the game with our 35 thousand retail stores, 6 thousand manufacturers and a thousand exporters along with 2 refineries with LBMA certificate."

After the opening speeches of Ernest Blom, Behnar Karaşen and Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin; Chairman of World Federation of Jewelry Bourses Ernest Blom delivered a speech about “Diamonds Crafted Laboratories, Natural Diamonds, International Diamond Trade and WFDB's Role in Diamond Trade” A speech was made afterwards, by International Projects Director of Nadir Metal Rafineri Behnar Karaşen. Later on, a presentation was made by Scholar, Economist and Writer Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin about “Trade Wars, Expectations and The Future of Economy”.

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