Bahrain gems on show at Las Vegas expo
Manama, June 2, 2013
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) have joined hands with Tamkeen to help representatives of 11 Bahrain jewellery firms take part in JCK Las Vegas, one of the industry's premier shows in the US.
North America's leading jewellery trade show, JCK Las Vegas consists of over 2,500 manufacturers and designers representing 32 countries, including 300 new exhibitors, and covers every corner of the jewellery industry, from the most sought-after brands to fashion and up-and-coming talent. It continues until tomorrow.
The Bahraini participation in the KCK Las Vegas has been organised by the BCCI in co-operation with Tamkeen, said BCCI gold and pearl jewellery committee head Mohammed Sajid Shaikh.
"This is the first time Bahrain's jewellers and manufactures are taking part in this prestigious event," said Shaikh, speaking from Las Vegas.
"Bahrain firms are the only ones taking part from the region and this is a great honour," Shaikh told the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"Participating alongside the best in the world, we now have an opportunity to open a whole new market for jewellery made in Bahrain," he said.
"This will also open up the export market to the US and jewellers can take advantage of the free trade agreement between Bahrain and the US."
He said American wholesalers have shown a lot of interest in Bahraini pearls and jewellery and manufacturers had received a lot of inquiries from the Arab American community in the US and Canada.
"We have also arranged meetings with the US Diamond Club and the American Jewellers Association to register Bahraini companies in their Jewellers Directory and website to give them a chance to directly contact Bahrain's jewellers and exporters."
JCK Las Vegas features the most exhibitors of any Jewellery Week show spread over a broad range of categories from bridal and emerging artisan-quality designers to high-end fine jewellery and luxury timepieces.
Loose stones, materials, packaging supplies, and merchandising displays are also available.
"With such breadth of product presented, the show is able to provide one-stop shopping for vendors and retailers alike," said Shaikh.-TradeArabia News Service