Sharjah: The Expo Centre Sharjah has announced that the 50th edition of the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show (WJMES), which will run from October 5 to 9, 2022, will witness the biggest participation ever, featuring 400 exhibitors.
Organised by the Expo Centre with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the event is set to draw famous international brands and companies specialised in designing and manufacturing watches and goldware, along with several local businesses and a number of Emirati designers.
New countries from Latin America and Africa will also take part in the five-day event, which will also see the presence of national pavilions for a number of top countries in the watch and jewellery industry, most notably India, with 61 companies, and Italy, with 46 exhibitors.
Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI and Expo Centre Sharjah, stressed that the show has achieved remarkable milestones over the past 30 years, something which reflects the robust activity and rapid growth seen by Sharjah’s exhibition and conference sector.
He reaffirmed that Sharjah has grown to become a regional and international hub for the trade and manufacture of gold and jewellery, which explains why key players and the most prestigious brands in the field of manufacturing, designing, and trading jewellery and watches on the global stage are keen to participate in the event.
For his part, Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said, “We are excited to stage an exceptional edition of one of the most significant exhibitions specialised in gold and jewellery in the Middle East and North Africa. This year’s show will be extraordinary by all standards, enthralling all visitors. It will feature remarkable activities and brand-new exhibitors from significant global businesses. This will undoubtedly promote the exhibition’s growth and reinforce its significance as a leading regional platform that brings together a number of manufacturers and significant figures in the gold and jewellery industries.