Leading trade show association recognizes Qatar’s annual key event, now in its 17th year
Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) is pleased to announce that Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) has been designated a ‘UFI Approved International Event’ by The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), bringing to the exhibition a level of prestige and credibility enjoyed by just 954 other events around the world.
UFI is the leading global association of the world’s trade show organisers and exhibition center operators. The ‘UFI Approved Event’ and ‘UFI Approved International Event’ labels are globally recognized as the gold standard for quality in exhibitions and trade shows.
Since UFI’s inception in 1925, around 954 exhibitions in 75 countries and regions have been granted UFI Approved International Event status. Doha-based exhibition Project Qatar is also a UFI Approved International Event.
Mr. Ahmed Al Obaidly, Director of Exhibitions at Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) said: “We have always been incredibly proud of this premiere jewellery and watches exhibition and DJWE’s designation as a UFI Approved event serves as a testament to the high level of events we are producing in Qatar as well as the elite vendors and customers they attract. Qatar boasts world-class exhibition and conference venues and we embrace this designation as yet another chance to welcome the international exhibition community to come and do business here.”
In 2018, QNTC joined UFI’s exclusive roster of Diamond Sponsors and signed an accompanying framework agreement aimed at developing the exhibition industry in Qatar. The agreement focuses on connecting Qatar to the industry’s fastest growing markets and will last for five years.
UFI approved events must adhere to a set of criteria and organizers must perform regular audits to ensure the highest international standards. In return, the association connects event organizers to its 1800 UFI Approved International Events contacts. With the designation, QNTC will obtain full UFI membership and the opportunity to use UFI branding on all DWJE conference branding.
There are approximately 32,000 exhibitions around the world each year, attracting over 300 million visitors and accounting for $137 billion USD in spending, according to UFI.
For more information, please contact the QNTC press office:
+974 4499 7882 /+974 3392 4466
An overview of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition
The Doha Jewellery and Watch Exhibition, which celebrates its seventeenth year, occupies a distinguished position as an international exhibition and a leading destination that attracts aficionados of the world of fine jewellery and watches and lets them enjoy the latest trends and the most prestigious brands and interact with them. The activities and events that take place during the exhibition are inspired by a mixture of craftsmanship, beauty, heritage, passion and originality.
Every year, the exhibition brings together hundreds of international brands and the most prominent promising local designers under one roof at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar. The exhibition is the destination for jewellery and time pieces connoisseurs from all over the world.
The Doha Jewellery & Watch Exhibition was the platform from which the Young Qatari Designers Initiative was launched. This initiative provides a unique opportunity for promising Qatari talents to showcase their distinct designs and creations in one pavilion alongside the most prestigious brands in the world.
For registration by the media and visitors: www.djwe.qa
About Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC)
Qatar National Tourism Council’s mission is to firmly establish Qatar on the global map as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment.
QNTC’s work is guided by the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase visitor spending.
Since launching QNTSS, Qatar has welcomed over 14 million visitors. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with the government designating tourism in 2017 a priority sector in pursuit of a more diverse economy and more active private sector.