The event is indeed a grand affair, judging from the numbers of exhibitors and visitors, both the general public and trade buyers. The annual Malaysia International Jewelry Fair is one that many wouldn’t miss, and the event for year 2009 promised us a grand opening.
Those who attended the first day of the opening will chance upon Her Royal Highness the Raja Perempuan of Perlis Tuanku Tengku Fauziah binti Al-Marhum Tengku Abd. Rashid, the Guest of Honor for the opening ceremony. Among all the honored guests and performers are International model Amber Chia, local singer Dato’ Hajag Sheila Majid and violinist/DJ Joanne Yeoh.
There are more than 70 exhibitors present, representatives of jewelry retailers, wholesalers, even jewelry-related services, including jewelry purity analysis. Among the participants are Gemology Institute of America (GIA) and their newly-opened Thailand laboratory and gemology campus. There were gem wholesalers from Sri Lanka and Myanmar, jewelry manufacturers and retailers from Hong Kong, Singapore, India, and of course, a few of our very own local retailers. Guangzhou Xi Hou’s is one of the few featuring Chinese carvings and handicrafts from jade and other precious stones.
For those who came as trade buyers, they will surely not miss the seminar by GIA’s acclaimed gemologist, Mr. Alexander Ross, one on the 10th July, on selling jewelry and product knowledge for trade buyers, and the other on the 11th July for gem connoisseurs, about rubies and it significance as talismans, simple accessories, even engagement rings.
And in the end, when visitors are tired at the end of the exhibition, Asia Spa is just at the end of the hall, offering visitors a free massage session, while promoting their latest packages for an all-natural herbal therapy and spas.
The Malaysia International Jewelry Fair is held at the 4th and 5th Hall of the KL Convention Center, brought to you by Elite Expo Sdn. Bhd. while supported by Tourism Malaysia and MATRADE.