The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization), or GIT, in partnership with Chanthaburi province, Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Traders Association, Chanthaburi Provincial Administrative Organization, Chanthaburi Municipality, The Federation of Thai Industries of Chanthaburi province, and the Chanthaburi Provincial Chamber of Commerce, along with related agencies in Chanthaburi province and alliance networks, held a press conference to announce its preparedness for the International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2023, scheduled for December 7-11, 2023. The festival will take place in various areas, including the Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Centre, KP Jewelry Centre, and Gems Market on SriChan Road. The primary objective is to promote Chanthaburi province as the 'Global Gems and Jewelry Producing and Trading Hub.' The event anticipates attracting over 10,000 participants and contributing over 100 million baht to the province.
Mr. Monsit Paisanthanawat, Governor of Chanthaburi Province said that organizing the International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2023 is part of the government's important policy according to the Cabinet's resolution to support Chanthaburi City of Gems, center of world gem and jewelry trade. The resolution aims to support Thailand's positioning as the World's Gems & Jewelry Hub..Where it involves the entire city, with event venues within a 1-kilometer radius of Chanthaburi City at 3 key checkpoints: The Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Center, the KP Jewelry Center, and the Gems Market on SriChan Road which will help create opportunities and generate a lot of income for people in the area.
Mr. Sumed Prasongpongchai, Director of GIT, announced, "The International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2023 is now in its fourth consecutive year. It has consistently received positive feedback from government and business partners and is considered one of the most significant gems and jewelry festivals, alongside the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair. Visitors can explore a diverse range of gems, jewelry, and related products from Thai and international entrepreneurs. The festival will also feature seminars to enhance the capabilities of gem and jewelry business operators, focusing on online marketing strategies. Additionally, experts in the gems and jewelry industry will conduct various workshops. Highlights include the Business Matching session and a Mobile Lab, offering gems and jewelry testing and certification services under the 'Buy With Confidence' program. The festival will also host an exhibition of gems and jewelry awarded the GIT's World Jewelry Design Awards 2023, with a special focus on the 'Gems Treasure' exhibition featuring “ the 'Charming Southern” collection. There will also be exhibition of jewelry from Chanthaburi entrepreneurs specifically designed to be displayed at this event which will help inspire gem lovers who want to enter the gem and jewelry industry.
Ms. Kanokporn Damrongkul, Director of the Exhibition Department, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), commented, "Chanthaburi province holds immense potential for cultural tourism and local communities. Organising this festival aligns with TCEB's mission to promote MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) activities in the country, stimulating economic growth. The five-day festival is expected to attract at least 10,000 participants, with a trading value of at least 100 million baht within the event."
“Moreover, Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Traders Association has arranged “Gems Tour” for those interested in the gem-making process, from mining to product sales, including a visit to important tourist attraction in Chanthaburi, such as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and visit the lifestyle of the Chanthaboon riverside community. In addition, we also received cooperation from hotels in Chanthaburi with special promotions during the events. This not only stimulates the trading of gems and jewelry but also helps stimulate the economy and tourism in Chanthaburi.” Mr. Phuket Khunaprapakorn, Advisor to the Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Traders Association concluded.
For more information please visit the website: www.changemsfest.org or on Facebook at @ChanGemsFest