Turkish Jewellery Exporters' Association Board of Directors came together with nearly 1000 jewellery industry members. Burak Yakın, Chairman of Turkish Jewellery Exporters' Association, stated that "Turkey will become world’s jewellery hub". It was the first time in Turkey that an organization with such a wide participation was held.
The new board of directors of the Turkish Jewellery Exporters' Association, chaired by Burak Yakın, officially took office. A new board of directors organized a meeting that aims to make Turkey the gold trade center of the world. Nearly 1000 jewellery manufacturers participated in this organization. In addition, the heads of all institutions of the Turkish jewellery industry attended the meeting.
Burak Yakın, Chairman of the Turkish Jewellery Exporters' Association, said in his speech;
Turkey will become the world’s jewellery hub
“The Turkish jewellery industry continues to grow steadily. Our exports increased by 79.5% compared to 2020 and reached 6.8 billion dollars. We are one of the world's largest gold jewellery exporting countries. However, I should also point out that we have much greater potential. There are over 5000 jewellery manufacturing companies in Turkey. In the coming period, we aim to increase the number of exporting companies. We have prepared very important projects for this. Our small and medium-tier companies will also be able to open up to world markets.
We invite jewellery buyers around the world to explore the opportunities Turkey offers.
Until today, we have been exporting jewellery to the whole world with our approximately 200 jewellery companies. But in the upcoming period, many more jewellery manufacturers will open up to world markets. For this, we will facilitate jewellery exports by negotiating with the government. We will carry out promotional and marketing activities for the whole world. We will use digital tools much more efficiently. We will host jewellery buyers from all over the world in Istanbul.
We will make the Istanbul Jewellery Show the world's most important fair for gold jewelry.
Istanbul Jeweleery Show has now become one of the most important fairs of the global jeweleery industry. We are competing with Italy for the world leadership in gold jewelry. We left Italy behind in jewelry production and quality honor. Istanbul Jeweleery Show will also become the world's most important fair for gold jewelry. We have prepared important projects for this.
We are also growing rapidly in the field of diamond jewellery.
Turkey is the world's largest manufacturer of mounting jewelry. Using this advantage, we will also grow in the field of diamond jewellery. We also have significant advantages in this field. The development of the precious stone market is important to us. We will also take important steps in this regard.
We have a significant geographical advantage
Turkey is located at the center of important jewellery markets. We can reach a part of the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Asia with a 4-hour flight. Foreign buyers can come to Istanbul and order jewelry easily. They can even procure precious stones, choose from the world's largest stock of mountings, and have their diamond jewellery produced.
Turkish jewellery industry continues to develop
Istanbul Grand Bazaar and its surroundings are the heart of the Turkish jewelery industry. At the same time, Kuyumcukent is one of the largest jewellery production complexes in the world. There are more than 1000 jewelry manufacturing companies in Kuyumcukent and more than 10,000 people work here. There are hundreds of manufacturers in Istanbul Vizyon Park. "Diamond Tower - 1" and "Diamond Tower-2" are under completion. The Turkish jewellery industry continues to develop. The developing jewelry industry will also create significant opportunities for the global jewelry industry.”