(BANGKOK) – The Thai Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has announced the change of the 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF), originally scheduled for February 2021, from a physical event to the BGJF Virtual Trade Fair and moved the dates to May 2021 in order to ensure the continuity of the show and provide trading opportunities for the gems and jewelry industry during the new normal.
For the past few months, the DITP has been closely monitoring the situation relating to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand and other countries. According to DITP, while Thailand has been able to limit the spread of the virus, especially during the new wave of the disease, the health and safety of industry stakeholders are always their top priority. Therefore, they decided to shift the 66th BGJF, originally scheduled for February 23 – 27, 2021, to an online event called the BGJF Virtual Trade Fair to be organized in May 2021.
The main objective of BGJF Virtual Trade Fair is to offer trading opportunities to exporters of gems and jewelry products through online channels in order to overcome the challenges of doing business while the threat of the COVID-19 virus continues. This online edition of the fair will enable domestic and international exhibitors to meet and trade with buyers from around the world, offering a safe opportunity to conduct business while international travel is restricted.
In addition, the 67th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will be organized as a hybrid fair on September 11 – 15, 2021 at Challenger Halls, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok.