Thursday, October 27, 2011

Buyer registration for Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair picking up quickly

buyer groups expected from EU, Turkey, Middle East and Asia

Antwerp, October 16, 2011 – With less than four months to go until the third edition of the Antwerp  Diamond Fair opens its doors on January 29, 2012, some 100 buyers have already secured their slots for  the exclusive by-invitation-only diamond trade fair. The event will again be held in the trading halls of Antwerp's two oldest bourses, the Antwerp Diamond Bourse and the Diamond Club of Antwerp.

Thierry Polakiewicz, the ADTF organizers committee’s spokesman, stated that the number of requests for invitations to the fair was increasing daily. "During the past months, we have been able to generate a lot of interest for the Fair among companies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Flyers promoting the fair were distributed at the booths of the Antwerp World Centre and HRD Antwerp at trade shows in Mumbai, India; Vicenza, Italy, and most recently in Hong Kong. At the same time, our strategic partners in the Middle East are advancing the fair in countries such as Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region," Polakiewicz noted. Confirmed visitors are from England, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Lebanon, Luxemburg, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates.

Allessandro Giansanti of E. Giansanti & Co., a jewellery manufacturer and retailer from Rome, is one of  the invited buyers who confirmed his attendance at the upcoming fair. "This will be my first visit to Antwerp and this is something I have been waiting to do for a long time. The fair is a perfect fit and I am looking forward to meeting the fair's exhibitors and to securing new suppliers for our company's diamond needs," Giansanti said. 

Michael Hall, of Michael Hall Jewellers in Derby ,UK, said he had been to Antwerp many time before. "We buy high-end diamonds, with high colours and clarities and therefore Antwerp is a regular destination for us. However, the invitation to visit the fair enables us to make lots of new contacts and to help us locate and source goods in one single location," Hall stated. 

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