Visitors foster high strung expectations of Antwerp Diamond Fair ...
28.12.2010: ...as exhibition expands to trading floor of world's oldest diamond bourse
When on January 30, 2011, the second edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair will open its doors, for the first time visitors to the fair will get access to the trading floo
...as exhibition expands to trading floor of world's oldest diamond bourse
When on January 30, 2011, the second edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair will open its doors, for the first time visitors to the fair will get access to the trading floor of the world's oldest diamond exchange, the Diamantclub van Antwerpen (Diamond Club of Antwerp), which was founded in 1893. The Club's floor's inclusion in the fair is the results of its significant expansion.
Andreas Ableitner, a second generation jewellery manufacturer and retailer from Graz, Austria, said he was excited to have been invited to the fair and to visit the trading floors of both the Club and the Antwerp Diamond Bourse. "Since my father, Leonard Ableitner, started our business, we have sourced diamonds from various diamond companies in Antwerp. While my father used to visit there in the distant past, I have not had that opportunity. I am looking forward to get access to the beating heart of the city's diamond business and, of course, to a choice of diamond sellers.
Ableitner said his company had a consistent need for high quality small and medium-sized diamonds. "We market our own, in-house designed and manufactured diamond jewellery brand, selling mostly domestically, in Germany and also in Russia. It is my intention to try and consolidate new relationships with Antwerp diamond suppliers," he noted. "I am looking forward to get a good understanding of the range of goods on offer."
"Following the success of the 2010 edition of the show that was held in the trading hall of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse both our members as well as our colleagues of the Bourse suggested we look into expanding the show, also to enable Club members to participate and exhibit in their own trading hall. Our bourse is the oldest diamond exchange in the world and we are glad to be part of this latest marketing effort of Antwerp's diamond industry and trade," said Club President Willy Rotti.
He noted that this year, the fair organizers had also invited jewellery retailers from outside Europe, as the first show had resulted in many overseas queries. "We strongly believe this exhibition can become one of the annual anchor events on the agenda of the international jewellery trade fair calendar," he said.
Requests for invitations can be submitted at http://www.antwerpdiamondfair.com/visitors.html
Find new sources and forge new contacts. Buyers will find that the goods on offer are unobtainable in the rest of the diamond world and are offered at competitive prices, while service, speed of shipping and delivery are world class.
A huge selection of diamonds. The fair features a dazzling selection of diamonds. In addition, the scope and size of the fair enables buyers to view and compare diamonds in a relaxed setting, with ample of time to decide which goods to purchase.
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