In light of announcements restricting public gatherings, QNTC announces new date for the 18th edition of the exhibition set to showcase over 450 leading international brands
Qatar National Tourism Council announced a new date for the 18th edition of its leading business event Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) which will now be held from 24-29 May. This decision follows the recent announcement by the State Cabinet to reimpose restrictions in the interest of maintaining the health and safety of all residents.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Secretary General of QNTC and GCEO of Qatar Airways, remarked: “To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests and people, we have decided to postpone DJWE for three months following the announcement of new measures from the State Committee. Having grown and evolved over the year to become a global leader in the luxury goods industry and the highlight of the events calendar in Qatar, the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition is a must attend event for anyone with an appreciation for the finest craftsmanship and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a journey of elegance, heritage and luxury. Combined with more offerings during the summer months, an exciting line up of events and presence of international celebrities, the highlight of QNTC’s calendar of events DJWE will return to dazzle its audiences in May.”
DJWE is QNTC’s flagship exhibition attended by top luxury watches and jewellery brands as well as jewellery connoisseurs from Qatar and all over the world. The 2020 edition of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition features almost 130 exhibitors from 14 countries and was enjoyed by more than 32,000 visitors from 175 countries. The event showcased a range of exciting workshops including an Objectif Horlogerie session in addition to The Art of Rarity with diamonds workshops run by De Beers, local talent also took pride of place as the Young Qatari designers pavilion featured prominently.
Already recognized as one of the most important and unique jewellery and watch events in the world, the 18th edition of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition will feature a stunning array of exhibitors showcasing the latest and most exclusive pieces from many international brands.
QNTC and its subsidiary Qatar Business Events Corporation (QBEC), which also oversees Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre, continue to work closely with MoPH to implement health and safety measures. These are carried out along with international best practices, in the organising of events such as DJWE, prioritizing a safe experience for exhibitors and visitors.
The Qatar Clean programme, a joint initiative by QNTC and the Ministry of Public Health, continues to be implemented across all hotels and restaurants. Businesses in the sector are encouraged to apply for their Qatar Clean certification as soon as possible, to ensure their continued operation, and for the safety of guests.
QNTC has reiterated the requirements for event organisers, whereby approvals must be obtained from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) prior to holding exhibitions, conferences and events, and licenses from the Council.
For more information, please contact the QNTC press office:
+974 4499 7882 /+974 3392 4466
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.