Malaysia’s state of Penang is building up to host the first Penang International Jewellery Show (PGIJS). The B2B event will bring 100 international buyers into the city to meet with local gold suppliers during 24-26 April at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre.
Organised by Valuqo Sdn Bhd and managed by Penang-based PCO – ACE Conferences and Exhibitions, PGIJS will be the first exhibition of its kind within the gold and jewellery industry in Penang.
The event is supported by the Malacca Goldsmith Merchants’ Association, the Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellery Associations of Malaysia and Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB). Over 500 visitors are expected.
The exhibition will include international meetings related to the jewellery industry and sessions on gold jewellery design and new technologies. The third day will have a feature called Golden Street, where 50 exhibitors and individual gold companies representing 20 countries are able to showcase their brands to the public for them to purchase.
The Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellery Associations of Malaysia will hold its annual general meeting at the event.
“The Penang state plays a major role as a producer of gold jewellery for export markets, contributing 80% of Malaysia’s total exports of RM5.89bn (US$1.42bn) in 2018.
“We believe that with PGIJS 2020, Penang’s profile in the jewellery industry will be further known in the Asian market, and will additionally increase the awareness of its own international show brand throughout Malaysia and the rest of the global industry,” said Ashwin Gunasekeran, PCEB’s CEO.