The 35th International Exhibition for Jewellery, Watches, Precious Stones, Machinery & Equipment, Athens International Jewellery Show (AIJS) was concluded with the highest attendance of the decade. It was held from 3 to 6 March 2023 at the Metropolitan Expo exhibition centre in Attica. More specifically, 4500 attended the exhibition — all trade visitors — 40% more than last year. The international character of the event was also enriched, with international hosted buyers from countries such as USA, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Switzerland, and India.
The exhibition, which covered a 12,000 sq.m. exhibition space, included 373 exhibitors (235 direct and 138 indirectly represented companies), a 20% increase in comparison to the 2022 event.
Furthermore, in the framework of AIJS, an educational seminar was held, titled ‘Synthetic Diamonds’, which aimed to highlight the similarities and underline the differences between mineral and synthetic diamonds, both at a laboratory and commercial level. The seminar was presented by gemologist-diamontologist and appraiser, Mr Georgios Spyromilios.
Athens International Jewellery Show, organised by TIF-HELEXPO and POVAKO (the Panhellenic Federation of Silver- and Goldsmiths, Jewellers and Watchmakers) is the largest sector exhibition in Greece, promoting new trends in gold, silver, and timepieces, informing sector professionals on modern materials and styles, while it also serves as the best platform for achieving partnerships between Greek and international enterprises.