The Singapore International Jewellery Expo (SIJE), which will feature more than 200 exhibitors and run from July 13-16, 2023, will focus mainly on fine jewellery and target B2B and B2C buyers in Singapore, Indonesia and South Asia, Marco Carniello of the event’s new owner Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), told Jewellery Outlook Editor David Brough.
Marco, IEG recently acquired the Singapore show. How will it change?
SIJE (Singapore International Jewellery Expo) has a long history of almost 20 years and it’s a very well established event in the region. It has been managed by great visionaries and industry experts, Mr Edward Liu and Ms Judy Lee, who are still involved in designing and organizing the event.
As Italian Exhibition Group we will leverage on the great experience of the Singapore-based team (IEG Asia) and on our practices developed in Vicenza and around the world. We will progressively introduce changes to create more and more opportunities for our clients.
SIJE is a great opportunity for all companies in the jewellery industry that are looking at expanding business in the fast-growing area of South Asia.
What will be the offering of the event, and who should attend?
It’s a B2C+B2B show with more than 200 exhibitors from across the world, mainly focused on fine jewellery.
It’s targeting primarily consumers and buyers from Singapore and Indonesia as well as from the other countries in South Asia.
What is your vision for the Singapore show?
Our goal is to provide all our IEG exhibitors and potential new clients a portfolio of high quality shows and events around the world – from Europe (with Vicenzaoro and Oroarezzo) to Middle-East (with Dubai) and now to Asia (with Singapore).
In our vision, the Singapore Show will develop as a regional hub to cover the ASEAN countries. We will progressively enrich the actual offer and empower all the great activities and initiatives introduced and launched so far.