The board of directors of Expo Centre Sharjah announced that the 48th edition of the Watch and Jewellery Middle East Show (WJMES), which was scheduled to kick off later this month, has been postponed to April 6 to 10, 2021.
The center explained that the decision was made after extensive consultations with authorities and the participating countries, as part of its keenness on the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, and staff, in light of the current pandemic.
“The early announcement of WJMES’ new date will enable industry leaders to set their plans in advance, so as to cope with the position and reputation of the largest event of its kind in the region,” a statement said.
The event is expected to help enhance the efforts exerted to boost the watch and jewelry industry in the region post-COVID-19.
The center emphasized that the contracts signed with the exhibitors and participating companies are valid for the upcoming editions. The new date will not be challenged by the current global travel restrictions, making it a perfect chance for exhibitors to once again meet with their existing and new customers and an opportunity for businessmen and dealers to conclude deals and establish new partnerships.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the participants and delegations from all over the world to the new edition of WJMES, which will have the same success of the previous years. The exhibition staff will keep an eye on updates in the exhibition industry globally to make use of the world’s best experiences and practices,” the statement said.
Over the course of 27 years, the Watch and Jewellery Middle East Show, which is organized and hosted by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has reinforced its reputation as a pioneering and reliable platform for the most creative trends in watches and jewelry from around the globe. WJMES brings together the leaders of this industry from different countries, making it one of the most prominent economic activities in Sharjah.