We can sum up this year’s Gold Silver Time as a new opening: the change of venue to Warsaw’s MT Polska Exhibition and Congress Centre has led to many changes on many fronts.
These changes were most noticeable in GST’s brand building and communication efforts that combined our 15 years of experience with state-of-the-art management. We developed a new website and GST made a stronger effort to promote the show online. The Designer Gallery’s new architectural arrangement was another innovation–with open-space stands in keeping with world trends.
The organisers took every effort to mitigate any negative logistics and/or financial effects of the move: the exhibitors had a free parking space for themselves and free internet access. Free shuttle buses ran regularly over the 3 days of GST between the Warsaw city centre and MT Polska. The new exhibition hall with 10,000 m2 of exhibition space, good air-conditioning, easy access and parking, was favourably received by both exhibitors and visitors.
This year’s 16th edition of the Gold Silver Time International Jewellery and Watch Fair had 172 exhibitors, with the majority coming from the designer and art jewellery sectors, the Designer Gallery alone had over 60 artists showcasing their work, together with the amber jewellery sector, represented this year by 30 manufacturers, mainly from Pomerania. Their range was seen by over 1000 trade visitors and ca. 2000 non-trade visitors. One of the reasons for the drop in these numbers by roughly one half versus the previous edition was the appearance this year of a rival jewellery industry event, which also took place in Warsaw at a date that had customarily been reserved for Gold Silver Time, which led to a rift in the jewellery and watch business.
In this situation, the organisers of Gold Silver Time, the MCT International Fair Centre and the PSP Visual Arts Studio, pledge to further consolidate GST’s brand and to continue their efforts to improve the business, communication and logistics at Gold Silver Time.
The 17th GOLD SILVER TIME Jewellery and Watch Fair
29.09 – 01.10.2016
MT Polska Exhibition and Congress Centre in Warsaw
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