Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition opens today, 20 February, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) for its highly anticipated 16th edition, which will run until Monday next week, 25 February. More than 500 international brands are joining the exhibition this year, with their exquisite collections of pearls, watches and fine jewellery.

Organised by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) in collaboration with Auditoire, the event is considered one of the largest and fastest-growing luxury exhibition in the region.

The 16th edition is presented under the theme A New Era of Luxury, and the public can enjoy extravaganza and luxury experience for six days. The exhibition is open from 12 pm until 10 pm except for Friday, where doors open at 4 pm.

A Luxury Platform for Communication

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition provides a platform for communication between the public, brands and designers, and allows Qatari designers to communicate with their global peers, share their knowledge and benefit from multiple experiences in the pearl, watch and jewellery industry. The exhibition is hosting a series of free workshops for the public to develop their skills in the jewellery making industry, in addition to daily talks where industry experts from around the world will meet at 6 pm in the ‘Al Majlis’ hall to discuss the future of the jewellery industry.

Qatar Forum returns for the second consecutive year, with participation from leading experts in the pearl, jewellery and watch industry in Qatar and around the world. The forum will be held at the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha this Thursday, 21 February, from 10 am to 4 pm. Those wishing to attend the forum can reserve a seat and register for free through this link.

The forum will shed light on the history of the jewellery industry in Qatar through a special session which will be facilitated by Dr Najla Ismael, a Qatari jewellery expert from Qatar National Museum, and Dr Jochen Sokoli, an expert in Islamic arts and archeology. Alex Popov, President of the Diamond Exchange in Moscow, Geoffroy Ader of Artcurial (France), and Melvin Kirtley, Head Gemmologist at Tiffany House, will be joining the forum. Several interesting topics related to Qatar, including the history of jewellery and natural pearls, and the collection of precious watches will be discussed.

The Young Qatari Designers (YQD) initiative will return this year to present the creations of 12 local designers in a pavilion especially dedicated to showcase Qatari talents.

Official sponsors and partners of DJWE 2019 include Qatar National Bank, Maserati, Qatar Airways, Shangri-La Hotel and Middle East Media.

To know more about DJWE 2019 attractions and extravaganza, visit the exhbition at the DECC. Secure a complimentary access and register to join any of the workshops here