Turkish delegation visits KCCI

KARACHI: A delegation of Turkish Jewellery Association comprising Oguz Ozdemir, Consultant TJA and Evindar Akcan, Expert TJA, visited the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Monday to invite KCCI members in Istanbul Jewellery Show which will provide a perfect opportunity to Pakistani manufacturers and exporters of jewellery products to take a good look at international jewellery products, hold B2B meetings, exchange information and meet suppliers from all over the world.

Commercial Attaché of Turkish Consulate in Karachi, Murat Mustu, President KCCI, Abdullah Zaki, Vice President KCCI, Mohammad Idrees, KCCI Managing Committee members along with prominent manufacturers and exporters of Pakistan’s jewellery sector attended the meeting.

Highlighting the details of Istanbul Jewellery Show, Consultant TJA informed that Istanbul Jewellery Show would be staged at the Istanbul Fair Centre from October 16 to October 19, 2014 which would be followed by a similar exhibition in the month of March next year.

He said that Istanbul Jewellery Show is the unique meeting platform for the jewellery industry that carries a special importance as an outstanding trade bridge between Europe and Middle East.

He said that more than 800 manufacturers and exporters of Turkish Jewellery Association along with machinery and equipment manufacturers from 40 countries would also be exhibiting their products in this exhibition in which special arrangements have been planned for B2B meetings and exchange of information along with other facilities for Pakistani exhibitors and visitors willing to attend this exhibition of gold, silver and diamond jewelleries.

He informed that the Engineering Department of Istanbul Trade University had a dedicated Jewellery Engineering Department which offered masters degree and doctorate. Clever students from Pakistan can study Jewellery Engineering at Istanbul Trade University which would certainly help in improving their knowledge and skills, besides pave way for exchange of information, he added.

Earlier, while welcoming the delegation, President KCCI, Abdullah Zaki said that Pakistan holds huge resources of gemstone with several varieties at par with international standards in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and northern areas of the country.

“Pakistan has a potential yield of 800,000 carats of ruby, 875,000 carats of emerald and five million carats of peridot which remain unutilized,” he added.

Abdullah Zaki noted that Turkish Jewellery Industry, which continues to grow with a stable and constant development, has become one of the prominent countries in gold and jewellery markets around the globe with momentum gained in the recent years.

Many significant opportunities for creating long lasting and highly valuable commercial partnership exist between Pakistan and Turkey. By exploring the competitive and comparative advantages, the two countries can increase trade and help promote new and better businesses.

He stressed that there was a need to effectively utilize trade talks, exhibitions and other trade promotion strategies which can prove beneficial for promotion of bilateral trade between the two countries.

He said that KCCI had always raised voice for technology transfers and enhanced investments as they believed that boosting bilateral relations and economic activities could help countries rapidly grow and prosper on a sustainable basis

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