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The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition Forum 2018 Concludes



The Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2018 (DJWE 2018) first Watches and Jewellery Forum, sponsored by Fifty One East, has concluded. The Forum focused on the roles played by designers, and shed a light on the jewelry and gemstone industry from local and international perspectives. More than 100 interested participants attended the forum yesterday, in addition to VIPs and international experts hosting the sessions, who shared their expertise with the captivated audience. The forum was moderated by emcee Habib Al Tameemi.

The Forum, held at the Shangri-la Hotel from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon as part of this year’s new DJWE 2018 activities, featured sessions created by acclaimed industry brands and personalities, including Hueb, Nsouli Jewellery, H. Moser & Cie and Falamank by Tarfa Itani. The event allowed attendees to share their passion and encourage knowledge-sharing from emerging and established international and local designers, and enthusiasts alike, as well as offered behind the scenes access to the luxurious world of jewellery and watches.

Designers and experts discussed the latest trends and preferences of consumers, each acting as inspiration for jewelry designers in the region and the industry’s future road map. The forum included a variety of sessions covering ‘jewellery for the design-savvy’ (Hueb), ‘Bridal Jewellery’ (Nsouli Jewellery), the ‘history and traditions in Haute Horology’ (H. Moser & Cie.), as well as ‘Arab Design and Jewellery’ (Falamank by Tarfa Itani).

Bader Abdullah Al-Darwish, Chairman and Managing Director of Fifty One East, sponsor of the event, said: “The Doha Jewellery & Watches Forum, the first at the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition, received a wide range of awareness as participants were interested to learn more about the history of the watches and jewelry industry. We are proud to collaborate with this prestigious exhibition and share our wide range of expertise through a range of industry experts and participants. As a partner who has invested in DJWE since its inauguration, we look forward to a prosperous cooperation with DJWE, as we look to create attractive programmes and events, that are designed to enrich audiences and to ultimately attract more specialists and visitors.”

Ahmed Al Obaidli, Director of Exhibitions at QTA said, “Since its inception 15 years ago, DJWE has made great strides, growing and expanding edition after edition. Throughout the years, exhibitors have witnessed the remarkable development in Qatar’s exhibition facilities, as well as the increase in exhibitor numbers and participating brands, with new and enticing activities being introduced each edition to make DJWE more than just an exhibition.”

Al Obaidli added, “Hosting the Forum during this edition is marks a new stage of growth in the exhibition’s history. DJWE will take a leading position as a center for exchange of experiences and visions in the jewellery and watch industry, attracting professionals and aficionados alike.”

The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition, which has become an international and global event in this sector, is devoted to supporting emerging designers of jewellery and watches by providing a dedicated pavilion and space at the exhibition for emerging and established designers, to showcase their collections to potential buyers, industry enthusiasts and experts.

Held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the highly-anticipated DJWE 2018 is considered one of the most prestigious and luxurious events on the annual Qatar events calendar.

Brought by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and delivered by Auditoire, the six-day event will feature more than 490 brands from over 10 countries bringing an extensive display of classic and contemporary luxury collections by internationally-recognised brands and designers. As one of the fastest growing events on the global luxury events calendar, DJWE is cementing its position as a key industry player by adding to its programme of activities for both exhibitors and visitors to enjoy. For more information on DJWE 2018, please visit www.djwe.qa.

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