For three days in January, ADTF takes over the diamond district
The fifth edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) will be held from January 26 to 28, 2014. For three days, the Antwerp diamond district's main thoroughfare, the Hoveniersstraat, will be red carpeted. The three trading halls of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, the Diamond Club of Antwerp and the world's only rough diamond bourse, the Antwerp Diamond Kring, will be converted into three fashionable exhibition halls housing 80 of Antwerp's finest diamond firms as exhibitors. Exclusive, diamond-buying jewellery retailers and manufacturers are scheduled to visit from Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Hong Kong and China, the USA and South America.
Jacky Korn, a member of the ADTF Organizing Committee said the decision to add the Kring's impressive trading hall to the ADTF's exhibition venues enabled the number of exhibitors to grow to 80. "With 80 booked exhibitors and a waiting list of companies, we needed more space and the Kring provided the logical solution. We are currently in the process of redesigning the floor plans in order to improve the flow of traffic and enhance both the exhibitors' and buyers' experience". "This will be the largest and most exciting ADTF ever held," Korn added.
Committee member Nele Bouchier, who is Senior Manager of Public Relations and Communications of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) said that with the expansion of the fair to the Kring, the entire diamond district would fall under the spell of the ADTF," Bouchier noted. "Visiting buyers will be fully exposed to the character and charm of the district and understand even better what a unique opportunity they are given by being invited to this annual prestigious event," she stated.
The ADTF's buyers' registration will take place on the ground floor of the Kring building at Hoveniersstraat 2, with the exhibition halls located at both ends of the street.
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All photos taken at the previous fair can be viewed on the Facebook page of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair.