The sixteenth edition of Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) had a glittering opening ceremony yesterday by His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The annual exhibition running for six days at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) has been organised by QNTC in association with Auditoire Qatar.
Following the opening, His Excellency toured the exhibition and visited the exclusive Indian Pavilion that has been included in line with the Qatar-India Year of Culture (2019) theme, displaying dazzling collections of 13 designers representing the most important brands from across India.
Globally acclaimed Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also flown in by Qatar Airways to attend the Exhibition’s opening ceremony where she visited the booths and met with the designers as well as her fans and visitors at the event. Dignitaries including HE Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Secretary General of the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and HE Mr. P. Kumaran, the Ambassador of India to Qatar were also present at the opening ceremony.
The exhibition showcases world’s finest jewellery and watch brands including more than 500 brands from over 10 countries. World-class brands Tiffany & Co. and L’Atelier du Bracelet Parisien are participating for the first time, while Bulgari will return to showcase its unique collection of luxury jewellery and watches.
Also, Qatar’s premier jewellery and watches patrons including Alfardan Jewellery, Ali Bin Ali Group, Al Majed Jewellery, Amiri Gems WLL, and Fifty-One East are presenting their collections from leading international luxury brands such as Chopard, Harry Winston, Breguet, Dior, Tag Heuer, Concord, etc.
Other highlights of the event include a unique handcraft workshop by prestigious French watch making expert Objectif Horlogerie, daily informal discussions with French industry expert Geoffroy Aderin cooperation with Qatar Watch Club and Young Qatari Designers (YQD) initiative showcasing 12 local designers.
Also, taking place on the side lines of the Exhibition will be a Charity Auction and the Second Edition of the DJWE Forum with a series of interactive sessions on trends in the jewellery industry and market economies.