VOD Dubai International Jewellery show 2019 kicks off in style with a jampacked first day at DWTC

MENA's definitive jewellery and gem exhibition got off to a spectacular start as Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office declared Day 1 officially open.

VOD Dubai International Jewellery show 2019 kicks off in style with a jampacked first day at DWTC
  • Registration to attend the show for free is still open HERE

Dubai, UAE: VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show 2019 (VOD DIJS) is officially open, following a memorable opening ceremony yesterday, November 13th, at Dubai World Trade Centre. Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office was in attendance to officially launch the 2019 edition of the MENA region’s definitive jewellery and gem exhibition. She was joined by Daniele Villa, Show Director VOD DIJS 2019, along with excited visitors, eager to sample a captivating first day of exhibition, special offers, events, and much more.   

Following a hugely successful opening day, VOD DIJS 2019 will continue to welcome more than 500 leading local, regional and international brands from 21 countries to DWTC, along with an extensive selection of extra special offers over the next three days, reinforcing its status as an unmissable event in the Dubai calendar.

Trade Highlights from Day 1

After concluding a globetrotting pre-show promotional roadshow, VOD DIJS organisers were proud to host buyers from 13 countries for the massively popular Hosted Buyers Programme. The Hosted Buyers Programme pairs top-brand local and international retailers and department stores with wholesalers and event exhibitors, to ensure access to unique collections, a competitive advantage, and the chance to build new relationships in the industry. The list of confirmed hosted buyers in attendance at yesterday’s show comprised prominent retailers and decision-makers from around the world, all of whom will return today, looking at even more healthy buying opportunities. 

On top of a spectacular opening ceremony, VOD DIJS’ first day also featured The Middle East Jewellery Designers’ Forum 2019. The third edition of the event saw VOD DIJS team up with The New Jeweller Group for the third time. Eminent industry speakers were on hand to present, debate and speak on various subjects concerning the Middle East’s gem and jewellery sector, including future trends. Participants included retailers, manufacturers, designers, educators, students, association heads, and other key personalities from the region’s jewellery industry.

Opening Day Consumer Highlights

Day 1 saw excited visitors enter an amazing world of magnificent jewellery and gems, as they took advantage of exclusive shopping opportunities at VOD DIJS. In addition to a variety of dedicated country pavilions, every aspect of the global jewellery world was on offer at VOD DIJS’ opening day, including craftmanship, production, distribution, precious materials, trends, and more, as visitors browsed through a line-up of top exhibitors from all over the world.

Even More to Look Forward to

There’s a lot more to look forward to at Day 2 of the show, as VOD DIJS hosts a very special panel discussion to preview Trendvision’s ‘The Jewellery Trendbook 2021+’. The discussion will be moderated by world-renowned luxury trend forecaster and jewellery designer Paola De Luca, with a panel made up of top industry personalities, who will explore a range of topics, including:

  • Socio-cultural phenomena’s impact on the evolution of purchasing behaviour
  • Jewellery directions, both internationally and across the GCC
  • Trend Forecasting: Decoding the future of jewellery trends two years ahead
  • Forward-thinking entrepreneurs, designers and bloggers becoming industry influencers

Visitors will be able to admire the exclusiveness on offer and marvel at the captivating collections and dazzling designs on display from the popular jewellery designers at today’s catwalk shows. VOD DIJS’ official Lifestyle Partner, The Orphic, in partnership with Damas, will also showcase its latest collection, ‘The Art of Escape’, during an exclusive fashion show at 7pm.

Check out the VOD DIJS 2019 schedule for Day 2 below:

Thursday, November 14th

  • 2pm – Show opens
  • 3pm to 3.45pm – Trendvision Panel Discussion
  • 4pm to 4.15pm – Fashion Show: Hanna Feres
  • 5pm to 5.15pm – Fashion Show: Ann Ong
  • 6pm to 6.15pm – Fashion Show: Renee Jewellers
  • 7pm to 7.15pm – Fashion Show: The Orphic & Damas
  • 10pm – Show closes

Register Now for Free

Registration to visit for free and enjoy everything the show has to offer is still open HERE, so get down to DWTC today, November 14th, from 2pm to 10pm. Onsite registration will also be available with valid ID or passport.

Stay tuned to JewelleryShow.com for more exciting updates, announcements and information over the coming days! 

For any trade or consumer questions about the show, please contact the VOD DIJS dedicated Whatsapp number: +971 56 680 5547


For media enquiries please contact:
Tricia Jimenea, Engagement Director, Katch International,
tricia@katchthis.com , +971 50 913 3438

Alveena Abid, Engagement Consultant, Katch International,
alveena@katchthis.com , +971 58 547 8611 

VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show

Organised by DV Global Link, a joint-venture company between Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show is hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), which provides more than three decades of experience in delivering world-class events in the Middle East, featuring local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. https://www.jewelleryshow.com/ 

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

With a vision to make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events, DWTC has evolved from being the regional forerunner of the fast-growing MICE industry into a Free Zone, multi-dimensional business catalyst, focusing on Venues, Events and Real Estate Development and Management. Complementary to the primary service offerings are a range of value-added services from media/advertising, engineering and technical consultation and wedding planning, security services and an award-winning hospitality portfolio.. For more info, please visit www.dwtc.com  


Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the Mercato Telematico Azionario organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (Italy’s stock exchange), is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The IEG Group stands out for the organization of events in five categories: Food & Beverage; Jewellery & Fashion; Tourism, Hospitality & Lifestyle; Wellness, Sports & Leisure; Green & Technology. In recent years, IEG has launched an important process of foreign expansion, also by means of joint ventures inked with local players (e.g. in the United States, Arab Emirates and China). IEG ended the 2018 financial year with a total consolidated turnover of 159.7 million euros, an EBITDA of 30.8 million and a net consolidated profit of 10.8 million euros. In 2018, IEG held an overall total of 53 exhibitions organized or hosted and 181 conferences events in its Rimini and Vicenza expo and conference venues. https://www.iegexpo.it/en/ 

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