Dubai will host the launch of the “Salon Privé Haute Joaillerie Dubai,” from Oct. 18-22, 2009, at the five-star Madinat Jumeirah.
This invitation-only fine jewelry event will offer the world’s elite jewelers and luxury timepiece designers and manufacturers introductions to new retail business opportunities in the cash-rich and emerging international markets of India, China, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, according to event organizers.
Salon Privé is a joint venture between two veteran luxury marketing organizations, The Nancy Robey Partnership, Inc., headquartered in New York City, and Turret Middle East, based in Abu Dhabi and a foundation partner of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company.
The three-day trade show will include a conference program being planned in association with The Luxury Marketing Council Middle East led by chief executive officer T.B. McClelland, Jr., said Nancy Robey (pictured left) of The Nancy Robey Partnership and the originator of the Couture Jewellery Collection & Conference U.S. and its spin-offs, including Monte Carlo, London, and Latin America.
Exhibitors will be limited to 82 designers as well as select high-end non-jewelry sponsors, including other luxury brands, publications, and service organizations. Robey said that half of all potential exhibitors have sent their letters-of-intent to participate.
Approximately 130 international luxury retail companies, comprised of store owners, CEOs, and other senior decision makers, will be invited and hosted by Salon Privé at the Madinat Jumeirah, located on the sea in Jumeirah, a fashionable residential area of Dubai.
A group of high net worth consumers who reside in the Emirates and Middle East will be invited into the Salon Privé on the fourth and final day, Oct. 22, as is customary for shows in the region.
“We are delighted to work with Nancy Robey on this exciting new trade initiative that will help jewelry brands capitalize on the continued growth in the area and ‘test the waters’ for future market entry,” said Richard Hease (pictured left), chairman of Turret Middle East, which created more than 100 exhibitions and publications during his 30-year career in the media business, including some of the key events in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai was selected as the venue because it is at the crossroads of a growing market and provides easy access to jewelers looking to expand their businesses, Hease said.
Salon Privé Haute Joaillerie Dubai Advisory Council includes: Antoine Hakim, Bapalal Keshavlal, Daniela Ufken of Precious Times Middle East, Dhamani, Doris Panos, Judith Ripka, Luxury Marketing Council Middle East, Meeling Wong Associates, Nabil Masri, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Richard Zucker of Exhibit Management Corp., Tamara Comolli, Tanzanite Foundation, and Tiret New York.