The Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition to Return February 25th, for its 11th Edition

Doha, Qatar, February 3rd, 2014: Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Qatar, Minister of Interior, HE Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani , , the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), the unique annual artisan exhibition of the world’s most luxurious pieces of jewelry, gemstones and timepieces, will return in February 25th, 2014 for the eleventh year running. This was announced at a press conference held at the Qatar National Convention Center and attended by the organizers in the presence of top media. This year’s exhibition will be held at Doha’s iconic Qatar National Convention Centre, a perfect venue for this display of splendor and stunning design.

Organised by Qatar Tourism Authority in partnership with events and for the first time Fira Barcelona, the eleventh Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition will cover nearly 20,000 square meters, 34 exhibitors with more than 500 jewellery and watch brands have already signed up for the high-profile event running from February 25 and March 2. This year’s event will feature a catwalk show, showcasing top designs from all exhibitors at the event.

“Organised for the eleventh year running with the aim to encourage and promote the thriving luxury goods and promote the business tourism sectors of Qatar’s economy, the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition has become an event of choice attracting world renowned jewellers, watch makers and exhibitors, and the most discerning visitors and potential customers from across the region and the world. Each edition of the DJWE has brought newness and generated ever greater interest and we expect that this year will be no exception. DJWE is not only a glittering exhibition of the finest in jewellery and timepieces craftsmanship and luxury, but also an increasingly important commercial platform for the meeting of industry professionals and potential customers from across the globe,” said Mr. Hamad Alabdan, Director of Exhibitions, Qatar Tourism Authority.

Mr. Jaber Al Ansari Deputy Group CEO Entertainment q. Media  said: “We are pleased to partner with QTA to help deliver another edition of this prestigious event.  We are also thrilled to have the support of Fira Barcelona for the first time, as a partner with tremendous experience in event organisation. We look forward to an even more successful eleventh year of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition and we are confident that the spectacular display of jewels and watches, some seen for the first time anywhere, will attract discerning enthusiasts from around the world. While we will keep some surprises for the event itself, we will be able to announce many more attractive details in the following days.”

Fira Barcelona is the Spanish leading trade and industrial show organizer with a portfolio of over 70 different shows. The company’s involvement for the first time, will add a new dimension to the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition.

Mr. Ricard Zapatero, International Director of Fira de Barcelona said: “Fira de Barcelona is thrilled to join to the Qatar Tourism Authority and QMedia in the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition and we are looking forward to sharing our expertise and contribute to the success of the show. We believe that this a key event that will grow in the following years becoming a major asset within the exhibition calendar and will strongly contribute to Qatar’s consolidation as an international events destination. We are grateful to our partner institutions for letting us join this project.”

Among the significant Qatari exhibitors in the event are Al Fardan Jewellery Company, Ali Bin Ali group, Qatar Luxury Group (QELA), Al Majed Jewellery, Blue Salon, Al Muftah Jewellery, Amiri Gems WLL,  Fifty One  East, Al Jaber watches, Marzooq Al Shamlan & Sons WLL, Al Majed Pearls / Dar Al Majid Jewellery, Royal Jewellery (Al Malakia), Bulgari Jewellery,  Al Makki Jewellery  & Watches, Al Mawla  Jewellery,  Matis Jewellery , Versailles  Jewellery, Wazni Jewellery, Doha Marketing Services Co. (Domasco) Tiara Jewellery, Tzarina Jewellery, Blue Diamond Group, Paris Gallery, Domasco, Mattis Jewellery, Tzarina, Charmeleena, Sabek and Safana Jewellery.

International brands featuring in the show include Mouawad Jewellery W.L.L., AL Zain Trading Co WLL, Graff/Qatar Marketing Co., Christie’s Jewellery, David Webb.

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About Qatar Tourism Authority

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) manages Qatar’s burgeoning tourism industry and develops it through establishing high profile international and local exhibitions as successful annual calendar events in Qatar.

QTA’s mission is to promote Qatar as a world class tourism destination for business, leisure, culture, education and sport.  Its role is to showcase the country’s unique cultural heritage and highlight its tourist attractions.

Acknowledged as the fastest growing economy in the world, Qatar has taken its place on the world stage by hosting global sporting events such as the upcoming 2022 World Cup.  As a world class business hub Qatar is where visitors can also enjoy some of the finest hospitality in the world with uber luxury leisure facilities and abundant tourist activities.

About Qatar Media Services W.L.L is a 100% Qatari company owned by the Qatari Government. was established in 2004 with the vision to work in outdoor, audio and visual advertising, events and conferences and the film industry. In addition to a healthy business portfolio within Qatar, also owns a number of operations globally. These companies, covering numerous business sectors, include the largest film distributor and exhibitor in the Middle East, and a leader in the field of outdoor advertising, which operates throughout Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

About Fira
Fira de Barcelona is the Spanish leading trade and industrial show organizer and boasts a preeminent position in the European trade fair market. With a portfolio of over 70 shows of different frequencies that bring together 30,000 exhibitors, both direct and represented and receive 2.5 million visitors from over 200 countries. 15 of its trade show feature among the European and international benchmark events. The institution has 400,000 m² of exhibition floor space, one of the largest areas in Europe, spread over 2 venues: Montjuïc and Gran Via.

It is one of the finest platforms to do business, share knowledge and hold major international events, twinned with the unmatchable Barcelona brand, one of the most dynamic and creative cities in Europe with over a century of tradition in the organization of big events. As an economic driver it contributes to the promotion and international outreach of companies and provides support for the productive sector, trade professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as spreading knowledge and entrepreneurial culture.