Turkey’s number one jewellery show organised by UBM Rotaforte, Istanbul Jewelry Show October, will be held from 03-06 October 2013 in three halls at the Istanbul Fair Center (CNR Expo). The four-day event will occupy more than 30,000 square metres of exhibition space and gather over 600 exhibitors from 25 countries with an extensive display of the latest products and trends exclusive for industry professionals. UBM Rotaforte is UBM Asia’s JV company in Turkey.

As one of the major players in the world jewellery industry, Turkey is a leading manufacturing and export base that offers abundant opportunities as it is located on the crossroads of three continents and provides a vital focal point for neighbouring countries. In the past 25 years, Turkish gold jewellery producers have been very successful and Turkey became the second biggest exporter in the world after Italy, the fifth largest importer and the third biggest producer after Italy and India. The total value of exports was over 2 billion US dollars in 2012.

With Turkey’s strategic location, Istanbul Jewelry Show October has a unique positioning as an important marketplace for both Europe and the Middle East, providing the best opportunities for suppliers and exhibitors to meet buyers, build business and sales contacts with Turkey, the EU, the Middle and Near East, Russia and the CIS Nations, Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean markets.

Turkish jewellery is both an art and a craft. Inspired by 5,000 years of cultural and historical heritage in Anatolia and combined with the latest technology, outstanding craftsmanship, immense variety, flexible production capacity, excellent finishing quality, competitive prices and the shortest delivery

time, Istanbul Jewelry Show October is an ideal place to source products in every category of price and quality, from price point merchandise to high-end design Jewellery for the year-end, Christmas, New Year, early next year and also St. Valentine’s Day orders.

Istanbul Jewelry Show October is supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, Istanbul Precious Minerals and Jewellery Exporters' Association (IMMIB), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation (KOSGEB), Jewellery Exporters’ Association (JTR), certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI) and the Quality Management System ISO-9001, ensuring that it represents an outstanding international trade event serving the fast growing domestic and international markets surrounding Turkey.

Istanbul Jewelry Show is a business hub, aims to enhance the business traffic in one of the fastest growing business environment. Therefore, UBM Rotaforte organizes special buyer delegations from Lebanon, Russia and China in order to improve the business traffic.

Special Hosted Buyer’s Programme from Bahrain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuanian, Morocco, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates is organized with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy.

The exhibition halls are designed and grouped productwise in order to save time and increase efficiency for buyers as they tour around. There will be international pavilions from Hong Kong, Italy and Thailand.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Tülin Bozkurt Bulut, Marketing Communications Manager, UBM Rotaforte

Tel: +90 212 519 0719  Fax: +90 212 513 3038


Selda Arik, Marketing Communications Executive, UBM Rotaforte

Tel: +90 212 519 0719 Fax: +90 212 513 3038


Editor’s Note

About UBM Rotaforte (

UBM Rotaforte, a joint-venture company formed by UBM Asia and Rotaforte International Fairs Inc., owns the Istanbul Jewelry Show, an international exhibition for jewellery, gems , watches and related equipment. Now in its 28th year, the exhibition is held twice a year, in March and in October. Overall, the shows attract almost 60,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors, occupying net show floor space of more than 80.000 square metres. Products covered include gold, diamond and silver jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls, gold mountings, watches and clocks, machinery, tools and equipment, display units and security devices. The business is supported by the Turkish Jewellery Association JTR, a national trade body which represents more than 1,100 jewellery companies, including the major manufacturers. UBM Rotaforte also publishes a supporting magazine RFJ (in Turkish and English) and organises Turkish jewellery pavilions at a number of third-party events in Italy-Vicenza, U.A.E-Dubai, India-Mumbai, Thailand-Bangkok, Ukraine-Kiev, Czech Republic-Prague and Germany-Freiburg.

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.