The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (more commonly known as ASEAN) is an intergovernmental organization aimed primarily at promoting economic growth and regional stability among its members. There are currently 10 member states: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
During the past decade, the Turkish Jewellery Exporters’ Association (JTR) has actively participated in the “ASEAN Gem & Jewellery Summit,” a summit of the leadership of jewellery associaitons from ASEAN countries, with the explicit goal to advance the Turkish jewellery sector, to foster new relationships and ties and to promote Turkey’s interest.
In 2018, the seventh ASEAN Gems & Jewellery Association Conference was held in China. This year, Tukey has the honour of hosting the 2019 edition of this conference takes place this year in Istanbul between 9 October. The event coincides with Istanbul Jewelry Show.
The purpose of the conference is to share information, spread and share knowledge about the participants’ mutual industries, their capabilities, jewellery products and markets.
This year, a large number of delegations, both from ASEAN countries, as well as from countries that seek improve and develop their commercial relationships with ASEAN country members, will come to Istanbul to take part in the 8th ASEAN Gems & Jewellery Association Conference.
Thr partipcipating countries, are among others, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Turkey. Representatives from the USA, the European Community, Canada, Russia, as well as Switzerland, Norway and Pakistan will also attend, with the purpose to gather information and enter into dialgoue with the attending countries’ associations.
The representatives of all attending countries will spend their time networking, discuss new ways and proposals to eliminate obstacles in doing business,and look at, compare and try to asses how to harmonize their import and export regimes, so to lower the threshold for mutual business deals.
For Turkey, the ASEAN Gems & Jewellery Association Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase the Turkish jewellery sector, demonstrate its manufacturing capabilities, display its capacity for growth and show its export strength and further potentional. The synergy created by means of the hosting of ASEAN Gems & Jewellery Association Conference will no doubt help propel Turkey’s; industry forward and result in a sustainable increase of jewellery exports from Turkey.
About 45 countries are expected to attend, among them dlegations of theose countries’ most important jewellery importers. A total of 235 people are expected to participate in the ASEAN Gems & Jewellery Accociation Summit which is planned to be hosted by JTR between 9 October 2019.