ISRAELI DIAMONDS TO SPARKLE AT JCK LAS VEGAS
The Israeli Diamond Industry is in high gear with preparations for JCK Las Vegas (June 5-8, 2017,) the most important trade show in Israel’s number one export market.
This year the Israeli Diamond Industry will again be among the largest international groups, with some 60 Israeli companies participating. According to the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), the Israel Diamond Pavilion will this year comprise 33 exhibitors, with more than 30 Israeli companies exhibiting at other locations throughout the show.
The Israel Diamond Pavilion will again be located in the heart of the Diamond Plaza. IDI will again operate a Lounge at B54051, where refreshments will be served throughout the day.
The GET-DIAMONDS Shows search engine, which enables buyers to search for goods among Israeli exhibitors, will have dedicated stations in two separate locations: in the “First Look” area at the entrance to the show and in the Israel Diamond Pavilion Lounge. The popular database is also accessible on smartphones. The GET-DIAMONDS Shows website will offer access to the search engine from June 4, 2017, in addition to information about Israeli exhibitors and a map of the pavilion.
The United States accounts for about 40% of Israel’s polished diamond exports. In 2016, Israel’s net polished diamond exports to the U.S. stood at $1.8 billion, out of a total of $4.7 billion.
IDI Chairman Shmuel Schnitzer said, “We are quite optimistic about the JCK Las Vegas show this year. It seems that the diamond industry worldwide is beginning to bounce back. It’s no secret that the past few years have been quite challenging, but it looks like we are emerging from the slump. We are seeing steady demand from the U.S. and an upturn in trade with Asia. The United States is our largest market for polished diamonds and we are keen to continue to lead in this market,” he said.