Organized by Cambodian Ministry of Commerce in association with Hong Kong’s World Trade Fair (International) Limited (International sole agent), the annual national flagship jewelry fair - The 5th Cambodia Gems & Jewelry Fair (5th CGJF), will be held on June 13 to 16, 2013 at Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Centre (Koh Pich), at the Kingdom’s capital city Phnom Penh. The Fair has been positioned as the most important sourcing platform in the country, presenting the Cambodian gems and jewelry to the overseas markets and bringing the finest international diamonds, gemstones, fine jewelry designs and timepieces to the country.
With the fast growing market of over 14 million populations, Cambodia has emerged as one of the safest nations and most attractive economies in the region. An average GDP growth of 8% in the past 10 years has exceeded all expectations, and through its membership in ASEAN (since 1999) and in the World Trade Organization (since 2004), the country has made tremendous progress in integrating its emerging economy into the regional and global trading system. H.E. Dr. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, Minister of Commerce, added that “our country has possessed four fundamental advantages - political stability; macro-economic stability; a sound, transparent & predictable legal framework and many trade preferences. And the success of CGJF is greatly attributed to the growing trend of the markets in gems and jewelry in Cambodia as well as in the region and the world.”