FACETS 24th edition ends on a high note

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The 24th edition of FACETS Sri Lanka 2014, the international gem and jewellery exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) ended in a high note. The event was very successful with over 150 stall holders including individual exhibitor pavilions from The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and an SME pavilion from the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB). In addition, over 100 international buyer delegations attended the expo, across China, India, Myanmar, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, Russia and Germany. Stall holders from Singapore, Dubai, Myanmar, China and India also participated at the event. Speaking about the successful 24th edition, FACETS Sri Lanka 2014 Chairman Juzar Adamaly stated, “Having started in 1991 with just 50 booths at the Hilton, to filling up the BMICH Exhibition centre with over 150 booths (and having a waiting list), the international gem and jewellery exhibition has made a long and successful journey. We thank all who made this event a success and we look forward to seeing you at the 25th Silver Jubilee FACETS Sri Lanka celebrations next year. Special note of appreciation to The National Gem and Jewellery Authority and EDB for the continuous support provided to make this event a success.” More than 10,000 visitors including local and foreign witnessed a grand display of Sri Lankan gem and jewellery quality production. Key highlights included displaying of precious and semiprecious gems as well as an exclusive hall dedicated to jewellery, lapidary and machinery items. Knowledge sharing sessions included a series of seminars conducted by international and local panellists this year and a networking and fellowship session with the international buyer delegation.