BrilliAnt edition of Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair announces 2018 dates
ANTWERP, Belgium, February 12, 2017 – Just days after the conclusion of the 2017 BrilliAnt edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair, dates have been announced for the next event which will take place from January 28-30, 2018.
“Both visitors and exhibitors need to be able to plan ahead,” said Committee member Michel Nasielski.
BrilliAnt’s eighth edition was the first to host international exhibitors. Six Indian diamond and jewellery firms exhibited and, across the board, expressed satisfaction with their exposure and an interest to return in 2018, asking for larger booth space. Other foreign companies also were positive. Elizabeth Metalinou of River Mounts Jewellery of Birmingham, UK, said in an email that she was pleased with the outcome and that the firm would like to exhibit again in 2018.
BrilliAnt – the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair is supported by numerous sponsors. GemTrade’s Managing Director Boaz Lev said he was happy about the ‘expat’ exhibitors in this year’s edition and is looking forward to provide exhibitors, retailers and visitors with its full palette of services also next year.
“GemTrade provides a custom-made facility for overseas industry traders and together with the wide array of services within the Malca-Amit group, creates real added value throughout the pipeline. Exhibitors using our services can participate with absolute peace of mind, especially when their sales are shipped to buyers via our door to door Malca-Amit Express service. We are proud sponsors of the fair and therefore are glad to offer future visitors our services at special rates.”
During the three days of the fair, a series of well-attended seminar programmes was held. Among them was a presentation by Jean Marc Lieberherr, CEO of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), who provided his audience with a detailed update of the DPA’s “Real is Rare” diamond consumer campaign.
In closing, the organisers of BrilliAnt – the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair – the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, the Diamond Club of Antwerp and the Antwerp Diamond Kring – emphasised that there is only one annual edition of the fair.
“The unique character of the fair, its exclusive location in the heart of the Antwerp Diamond Quarter, and its unmatched services and security measures cannot be emulated anywhere else, or by anyone else, for that matter,” said Ya’akov Almor, the fair’s long-time communications director.
BrilliAnt – the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair is a joint initiative of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, the Diamond Club of Antwerp and the Antwerp Diamond Kring, and is powered by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).