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Sparkling Success At The 37th Istanbul Jewelry Show October

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Overall visitor attendance up 27%

ISTANBUL, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The benchmark of the jewelry industry that carries a special importance for Turkey, Istanbul Jewelry Show October 2013 assembled local and foreign companies and designers for the 37th time in Istanbul. Serving as the meeting point for the world jewelry industry and an outstanding trade bridge between Europe and the Middle East, Istanbul Jewelry Show October — organized by UBM Rotaforte — concluded on a high note on 06th of October, occupying Halls 1-2 & 3 of Istanbul Fair Center with total gross exhibition space of 30.000 square meters.
Istanbul Jewelry Show October Opening Ceremony
Istanbul Jewelry Show October Opening Ceremony

Istanbul Jewelry Show October Traffic inside the halls
Istanbul Jewelry Show October Traffic inside the halls

Istanbul Jewelry Show October Traffic inside the halls
Istanbul Jewelry Show October Traffic inside the halls

Istanbul Jewelry Show October business meeting inside the booth
Istanbul Jewelry Show October business meeting inside the booth

Istanbul Jewelry Show October
Istanbul Jewelry Show October

The Istanbul Jewelry Show October 2013 received a remarkable 27% increase in total visitors compared to the 2012 edition. A total of 14.861 top buyers including 3.470 revisits, 67% of whom were domestic visitors and 33% overseas representing 95 countries, convened across four days to conduct business and meet suppliers and buyers from all over the world.
IRAN 730
IRAQ 156
OTHER 1328

There has been an impressive increase of buyer attendance from Morocco, Jordan, Syria, Romania, China, Libya, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, UK, Kyrgzystan, Albania, Hungary, Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic and Belgium compared to the 2012 edition of Istanbul Jewelry Show October. Once again, this confirms the Fair is truly a world-class trade event where one can conduct business with suppliers and buyers from all over the world.

This year, in addition to the country and group pavilions of Hong Kong, Italy and Thailand, more than 800 companies and brands from Belgium, mainland China, India, Lebanon, Spain, UAE, USA and more (total 14 countries) participated in Istanbul Jewelry Show October 2013.

Ms. Sermin Cengiz, Managing Director of UBM Rotaforte stated that the sector in Turkey is currently planning a target of USD 5 billion worth of exports in the coming 3 years, putting that in mind we realize that the Istanbul Jewelry Show plays an important role in contributing to that target. “The show creates a meeting point that ranks high on the agenda of every professionalin the industry and we feel proud for organizing this event for the 37th time. We organize this fair twice a year and I am comfortable to say that our October fair has become a brand just like our March edition. Compared to last year we achieved a growth of 50% in sqm. The Istanbul Jewelry Show provides an opportunity for participants and visitors to witness the latest developments in the sector and we believe that carries a great significance for Turkey which is planning to be the world’s biggest jewelry producer. Trade exhibitions are channels for business opportunities and we are always happy to see IJS successfully fulfill its role in bringing business opportunities to our exhibitors. The rise in exhibitor numbers, exhibition space and number of visitors this year not only confirms the Fair’s international status but also highlights Istanbul’s important role in the global jewelry trade.”

Supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB), Jewellery Exporters’ Association (JTR), certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI) and the Quality Management System ISO-9001, Istanbul Jewelry Show, targeting the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North Africa, Russia, CIS Countries, United States and Asia once again confirmed its professional and international status in the jewelry industry.

Exhibitors’ Comments

“We are very satisfied with the local and overseas visitor profile. We had a chance to meet buyers from Egypt, Azerbaijan, Dubai and even we started to make business with Israeli buyers as well. Overall we are very satisfied about the Show organization. Thank you.”
Sade-Is, Abdullah Sanli — Turkey

“We are very pleased with the wholesaler and visitors profile. Already we got orders from Libya, Dubai, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Russia. The information boards, registration area and behaviour of the security staff and services available are very satisfactory.”
Kaya Gold, Ahmet Kaya — Turkey

“October fair is a meeting point for the wholesalers and importers worldwide. We had good business with buyers from Middle East and Africa. In addition, surprisingly, this time we are pleased with the customer profile.”
Akhas, Kemal Yoldas — Turkey

“Although this is our first participation to the show, we received very good results. We had the chance to get closer with buyers from Anatolia. We are satisfied with the request on quotation demands and orders. We will certainly participate again in March edition.”
Oxygene, Shinjuu – Italy

Buyers’ Comments

“I have visited Indian and Hong Kong Pavilions and their new collections are so good! I ordered gold jewelery products from 2 different companies; Besay and a company from Hong Kong Pavilion. The show provides us a great chance to meet new suppliers from different countries. I will definitely visit your next Show.”
Samen Sameni — Sameni Gold Jewellery, Iran

“This is our first time, first Show in Turkey. I get used to co-work with Turkish companies. I am looking for new partners — that’s why I decided to visit Istanbul Jewelry Show. It’s definitely the right place to meet new suppliers from all over the world.”
Doris Nasir- Lazure — Israel

“Great Job! We’re very satisfied about mounting products this time. We already place orders to Eris Mounting. We had a chance to meet with new suppliers from Turkey. Thank You!” Mounir Bakal- Zurich Jewellery — U.A.E.

“I am visiting Istanbul Jewelry Show for more than 10 years. I’m happy to see so many quality exhibitors here. Products and designs was very good. It’s indicating the growth of Turkish Jewelery industry and the region. Thanks for your effort!”
Rabie Alsibaie- Alsebai Jewellery — Saudi Arabia

“I’ve been 5 times in this fair. I place order to Besay, Istor and still have meetings with some other gold jewelery companies. The Fair enables me to meet new suppliers and provides me with a wide range of competitively priced products.”
Zaidan Al-Qassas- Al-Qassas Jewelry — Jordan

“I visit Istanbul Jewelry Show every year. The exhibits at the Fair are of excellent quality. I mostly place my orders to Ekol, Assos and Atasay this time.”
Aslan Jewellery- Ahmet Aslan/Ankara –Turkey

“The Fair is really good this time. I’m happy to see so many quality exhibitors here. The number of machinery exhibitors and the exhibit profile were above our expectations. We placed orders to Machinery groups.”
Ismail Apaydın, Apaydın Kuyumculuk — Turkey
Save the Coming Show Dates!

38th Istanbul Jewelry Show March 20-23 March 2014
39th Istanbul Jewelry Show October 16-19 October 2014

Editor’s Note

About UBM Rotaforte (
UBM Rotaforte, a joint-venture company formed by UBM Asia and Rotaforte International Fairs Inc., owns the Istanbul Jewelry Show, an international exhibition for jewelery, gems, watches and related equipment. Now in its 28th year, the exhibition is held twice a year, in March and in October. Overall, the shows attract almost 60,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors, occupying net show floor space of more than 80.000 square metres. UBM Rotaforte also publishes a supporting magazine RFJ (in Turkish and English) and organises Turkish jewelery pavilions at a number of third-party events in Italy-Vicenza, U.A.E-Dubai, India-Mumbai, Thailand-Bangkok, Ukraine-Kiev, Czech Republic-Prague and Germany-Freiburg.

About UBM Asia (
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,400 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

For further information and visual support:
Tulin Bozkurt Bulut
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel. 0090 212 519 0719
Source: UBM Rotaforte

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October 19, 2013 at 1:09 am

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Frost & Sullivan: Chinese Firms Enteringthe Global Smartphone Market Should Focus on Innovation and Brand Equity to Succeed

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— Chinese smartphone manufacturers show strengths and challenges in their global expansion strategies

LONDON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As Apple launches its 5C iPhone to compete in the Chinese market, Chinese companies are looking to the West to grow their businesses. However successful in their domestic market, Chinese firms should carefully consider their global expansion strategies. The Chinese market has been driven by demand for cheap devices that offer a unique range of services such a virtual goods, messaging apps, and photo sharing. The dynamics in more mature Western markets are very different, with carrier relationships, strong brand equity, and innovative features crucial to success.

“Along with Huawei and ZTE, there are three interesting Chinese companies with ambitions to take their smartphone businesses international: Lenovo, Yulong Coolpad, and Xiaomi,” noted Frost & Sullivan Consultant, ICT, Lawrence Lundy. The first and most successful Chinese smartphone company is Lenovo, which has the largest smartphone market share of Chinese companies, second only to the Korean giant, Samsung, in China. Lenovo is also one of the most diversified Chinese electronics companies, with a broad portfolio. The company has already achieved success on the global stage with its PC business, now the world’s largest after overtaking HP in 2012.

Lenovo has a culture of innovation, which will spill over into its smartphone business. The company understands the next wave of innovation will not be a new product category; it will be the integration of all devices to create one harmonious user experience. It is investing in all product categories to make this ecosystem a reality. Therefore, Lenovo is well placed to take its smartphone proposition to the global market.

Coolpad, which is associated with quality on the Chinese market, is a brand of Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific Company. In 2012, the first Coolpad device was released in the United States on the MetroPCS LTE network (the largest regional operator in the US, specializing in low-cost plans with no subsides). Coolpad’s strategy is to offer better quality budget devices in the United States compared to its competitors.

“This strategy will enable the company to gain a foothold in the United States; however, by entering the market with low-cost handsets, it will be difficult to offer high-end smartphones at a later date,” said Mr. Lundy. “Coolpad will be associated with the low end of the market and this perception will be difficult to change without a huge marketing budget.”

Xiaomi, the smallest of the Chinese smartphone vendors, has been described as the Apple of China. This parallel has been drawn because of the similarities between the CEO, Lei Jun, and the late Steve Jobs, however it is flawed on a business level. Apple makes the majority of its revenues the traditional way, on hardware sales, whereas Xiaomi does not make money on hardware, instead it focuses on monetizing its users with software and services, a model much more akin to web-based companies such as Amazon.

Similar to Lenovo and Coolpad, Xiaomi’s strategy of having a laser-focus on high quality devices at affordable prices is best suited to emerging markets. For mature Western markets, these companies will compete in a market that is less focused on price and with an abundance of high-quality devices. To monetize its Western customers, Xiaomi will have to compete with Apple, Google, Amazon, and a host of other service companies such as WhatsApp and Facebook that have a much larger presence and mindshare.

“The key to success in Western markets in 2013 is to create innovative products and build brand equity,” advised Mr. Lundy. “From the three Chinese adventurers, Lenovo is the most likely to break into Western markets in the short term, thanks to its innovation focus. Coolpad, while making huge gains in China, may struggle to expand overseas. As the brand is almost unknown outside of its country, it will need a huge investment in marketing and promotion.”

The wildcard and the most interesting company of the three is Xiaomi. Its unique business model is certainly worth watching as the smartphone market matures globally. With the average selling price of devices falling and margins shrinking, many companies will look to adopt Xiaomi’s model of selling services to make money. Its priorities should be to first prove that this services model can be profitable in China and then move to other markets such as India, Indonesia, and Brazil where low-cost, unsubsidized smartphones are in demand.

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October 19, 2013 at 12:45 am

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Implementation of Quality by Design Set to Steer the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Region

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With Asia emerging as a powerhouse of pharmaceutical Research & Development (R&D) facilitated by the availability of a vast patient population, quality data, lower costs and skilled manpower, the implementation of Quality by Design will steer the industry towards better safety and quality whilst reducing cost and time. Mr. Ciurczak notes, “I believe, based on my observance, that there are more opportunities in Asia than even Europe or the US. This is mainly because the generics industry is growing very rapidly in Asia and FDA/EMA oversight is becoming stronger. Thus, the two main motivators for Asian companies are compliance and profit. I say profit because whichever generics company adapts PAT/QbD techniques will have an advantage over competitors.”

CPhI Conferences announces a three-day technical conference, Quality by Design, taking place from 25 – 27 November 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event also includes an exclusive two-day workshop, “Quality by Design Implementation Roadmap Masterclass” on 26 – 27 November 2013 by Mr. Emil W. Ciurczak who was a member of the PAT sub-committee (Validation) for the FDA and is a member of the PAT Expert Committee for the USP.

The agenda is specifically designed for those in the research and development, formulation, analytical, quality control, quality assurance and regulatory working in pharmaceuticals, as well as organisations and institutions that devote the majority of their efforts to research, development, technology transfer, or commercialisation of pharmaceuticals.

The programme will focus on the drivers, regulatory framework, risks, principles and approach for QbD, and the benefits for the pharmaceutical industry in Asia to implement QbD to compete in the global arena. This event is a unique learning platform combining discussions, case studies and best practice to enhance knowledge sharing and networking; coupled with a practical training component to enhance applied and technical implementation know-how.

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UBM is a global live media and B2B communications, marketing service and data provider. We help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. We enable professional people in more than 40 countries around the world to connect and engage with each other, with the markets they serve and with the information they need to succeed. And we do this by whatever means works best – at live events, through digital media or in publications.

Our 6,500 expert staff are deeply embedded in the many specialist communities we serve, bringing both an unusual depth of understanding and real know-how. We organise hundreds of live events each year; we provide data, marketing and information products; we offer a portfolio of market-leading online and print titles; and we support professional communicators through our targeting, distribution and monitoring services.

Our culture of innovation and collaboration brings our people together around common interests to create value, enhancing our ability to do exactly the same for UBM customers. So, whatever their business and wherever they operate, our customers do better business through us.

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October 19, 2013 at 12:27 am

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