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AJA invests $10 million in conduction of Yerevan Show 2014

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The Armenian Jewellers Association (AJA) has invested over $10 million in organisation of jewellery exhibition ‘Yerevan Show 2014’, according to deputy economy minister Tigran Harutyunyan, cited by ARKA news agency.
The ‘Yerevan Show 2014’ exhibition, organized by the Armenian Jewellers Association will be held October 25-28 in Yerevan at the premises of Meridian expo-center.
According to the statement, the exhibition is designed as a platform for Armenian jewellers worldwide to present their products to foreign buyers.
The deputy minister said more than 200 potential buyers from various countries have expressed desire to visit the exhibition. According to the deputy chairman of the Armenian Jewelers Association Berj Abajian, the purpose of this exhibition is to promote development of Armenia as a global jewellery center.
“To this end, we have invited the leaders of the world jewellery industry to Yerevan to participate in a forum entitled “Yerevan - International Jewellery Center, "which will be held on October 27 in the framework of the exhibition,” he said.
He added that the exhibition will be attended by 150 representatives from 27 countries, including Armenia, Russia, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Turkey, UAE, UK, Lebanon, Kuwait, India, Jordan, Argentina, Japan, Belarus, Australia, Estonia, and several other countries.
Meanwhile, the head of the Armenian Industry Development Fund Hayk Mirzoyan said that in order to encourage participation of Armenian Jewelers in the exhibition the Fund is ready to provide assistance to local producers and pay 50% of the cost of their participation.
The Yerevan Show 2014 is organized by the AJA with the assistance of Industry Development Fund and the Ministry of Economy. The AJA is said to have about 5,000 members worldwide.