Nigeria & West Africa’s No. 1 Gem & Jewelry event – the Craft Fest Jewelry Show – gets into full swing as it welcomes thousands of local and international buyers and sellers into the exhibition hall of the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. This show is an initiative of Crafties and is an exciting channel for promoting beautiful, exquisite handmade items in Nigeria. This is to be achieved in many ways such as Exhibitions, competitions and empowerment activities.
Marking its maiden edition this year, the Craft Fest Jewelry Show takes on an industry challenge by encouraging everyone in the creative industry to assert their stand against identity theft and proudly display the recently conceptualized sign “No Copycats” on their work. This subject matter which looms large however is one of the major problems facing creativity with the outright copying of works designed by others. This problem though not peculiar to Nigeria, is stifling creativity and threatening the livelihood of others and needs to be addressed.
The must-visit Gem & Jewelry show is scheduled for 6th& 7th July in a world-class venue – which will showcase the biggest Jewelry exhibition and also the largest gemstone marketplace in West Africa; where a glittery array of finished jewelry collections, packaging & designs, tools and equipment will be exhibited. The show is hosting numerous exhibitors from different creative industries. The 2-day show, which is anticipated to attract more than hundreds of buyers, offers outstanding attractions and networking opportunities designed to enhance face-to-face interactions between manufacturers, retail buyers, industry influencers and trade professionals, among others.
The Craft Fest Jewelry Show provides an opportunity to showcase inspired designs, thrilling innovations and an unmatched array of products. It has the resounding support of key industry players in the jewelry, fashion and creative sectors, with registered exhibitors already acknowledging that it is a powerful platform to grow their businesses. Buyers will also benefit from it as a marketplace where they can find just about anything, from finished jewelry and polished gemstones, to designs and materials, to bejeweled outfits and clothing accessories. The wealth of Masterclasses, Seminars, Networking opportunities and jewelry exhibition makes the show an ideal platform to catch up on what is trending, gain industry insights and meet other industry players.
Oluseyi Abdullahi, Convener of the Craft Fest Jewelry Show said the July Fair is expected to welcome local and overseas visitors in its 2-day run. “Participants can expect the same business-friendly environment with reliable and professional services” she said.
Already billed to facilitate the Masterclasses are some of the industry’s finest players like OlasubomiOkhueleigbe, The Founder & Creative Director of Elesho Jewelry (Revival of Jewelry Making) and Gbenga Ayo Dada, Founder of Artsmith Collections (Unleashing your own creativity) Mrs Anna Momoh, DG of Gemological Institute of Nigeria (The importance of Gem Grading and Identification). These experts among others will be focusing on timely topics relevant to industry stakeholders while others would hold workshops for different skill levels.
The Round Table discussion naturally would be #NoCopycats: What constitutes intellectual property and the required collaboration to grow the industry. The Craft Fest Jewelry Show promises to be a game-changer in the creative industry with top players already signed up & registered to be part of the activities.
For more information, visit http://craftfestng.com/