Under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 51st edition of the Watches and Jewellery Middle East (WJME) Show, organised by Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS), with the support of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), will kick off in the Emirate of Sharjah on Wednesday, 8th March, and run until 12th March.
WJME will see the participation of over 500 eminent international jewellery and gold designers and watchmakers from 20 countries from across the world, as well as hundreds of local and international brands.
ECS had announced that it was all set for inauguration of the spring edition of the largest and most important jewellery event in the Middle East, promising to present a glittering version that will contribute to strengthening the country’s position as a global hub for gold and jewellery trade, and keep pace with the growing national demand for gold and jewellery, which increased by 38 percent to 46.9 tonnes in 2022 compared to 33.8 tonnes in 2021.
Sultan Shattaf, Director of Sales and Marketing Department at ECS, said that the number of exhibitors in the current edition exceeded 500 exhibitors, noting that the remarkable increase is attributed to the increased number of international pavilions, and to ECS's keenness to provide an opportunity for the new pioneering countries in the watch and jewellery industry to participate.
He added that those countries will bring the most sumptuous and exclusive gold and diamond designs, which clearly show the event's distinction and leading position and enhance its chances of being a big hit.
The exhibition will be open to visitors on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 to 22:00, and on Friday from 15:00 to 22:00, where the state-of-the-art designs of gold, jewellery and watches from the most reputed jewellery houses and watchmakers in the world will be displayed.