Sri Lanka dazzles at Singapore gem show
A record number of exhibitors and visitors at the Singapore
International Jewellery Show - 2008 (SIJS) held from August 21 to 24, at
the ‘SUNTEC’ Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre,
propelled the event to unprecedented success with both exhibitors and
buyers reporting an increase in business transactions during the four
SIJS 2008 provided a unique platform for leading national and
international jewellery associates to showcase their most exquisite
The 2008 edition was the largest in the show’s four year history and
set records in terms of visitors, exhibitors and exhibition space.
The show boasted over 170 booths with leading jewellers in Singapore
and Asian countries and 18 International Pavilions representing the
broadest range of product categories.
Singapore’s jewellery sector is an important component of their
retail industry. There are about 750 jewellery retailers in Singapore
yet they contribute more than $1.4 billion in revenue. Jewellery is also
one of the top three items purchased by tourists in Singapore.
The organiser’s of “SIJS” granted the status of “country partner” to
Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year which gave worldwide publicity
to the country as the Sapphire Capital of the world.