On Monday, September 13, 2021. Mrs. Prapee Sorakraikitikul, Chairman of Committee on Trade Association of Gem, Jewelry and Precious Metals – Board of Trade of Thailand, attended the press conference to promote ‘Gems & Jewelry Fest in Phuket.’ Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister presided over the event.
The Commerce Minister announced the Phuket Gems Fest will be organized in Phuket late this year to attract well-to-do visitors and stimulate tourism in the “Andaman Sandbox”. The Commerce Ministry together with the Board of Trade of Thailand, the Federation of Thai Industries, and authorities of Phuket, Phangnga, and Krabi provinces would organize the festival at Royal Phuket City Hotel in Muang district of Phuket to attract foreign visitors with high income.
The festival will comprise 4 main parts including online business matching sessions for trade in gems and jewelry from Nov 30 to Dec 3. The second part will be the Phuket Gems Fest set at Central Festival Phuket shopping center on Dec 8-12. The third part is an invitation for local and foreign famous influencers to organize live-streaming sessions to sell Thai gems and jewelry. The program will be a part of the Phuket Gems Fest. The fourth part will be an invitation for well-to-do tourists and importers to stay in Phuket for at least 7 days and visit local pearl farms.
“The Gem and Jewelry Fest in Phuket will be held at the Central Phuket shopping mall. The purpose of the event is to create a good image and boost sales for the jewellery industry so they can get through this economic crisis,” Mr. Jurin said.
“We will invite buyers and investors from around the world to come and hold business discussions at the event. I expect about 200 Thai operators and about 4,000 tourists, local people, and international traders will join the event. We will also hold an online business matching event from Nov 29 to Dec 3 for jewellery operators and buyers who cannot come to Phuket to join the event,” he added. This press conference was held at Royal Phuket City Hotel in Phuket Town, Thailand.