The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit presided over the opening ceremony of the Phuket Gems & Jewelry Fest at Central Festival Phuket on December 9, 2021.
A total of 79 international buyers from 31 countries registered for the fair including those from the US, Russia, Spain, India and the UAE. The fair is expected to generate more than 150 million baht (US$4.49 million) of immediate orders at the fair.
This event is a miniature version of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, which has been organised 66 times over the decades.
Collaboration between the Ministry of Commerce and the Gem and Jewelry Association has boosted Thailand’s gems exports by 27.95% in the first 10 months of 2021, bringing in more than 150 billion baht (US$4.49 billion) of revenue.