Hong Kong, 2 November 2017 – Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group continues as a proud Headline Partner of the prestigious JNA Awards for the seventh consecutive year, while long-term Awards supporter Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) joins the league of Headline Partners for the second year. The JNA Awards is recognised as one of the jewellery industry’s most respected awards programmes. The partnership renewal signing ceremony took place during the Awards gala dinner in Hong Kong on 14 September, which was attended by more than 500 of the industry’s most influential and established players.
The KGK Group, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND) are returning as Honoured Partners for 2018. The JNA Awards recognises and honours companies and individuals that have demonstrated excellence, leadership and innovation in the jewellery industry, with a focus on their contribution in Asia, and whose ideas and actions have impacted positive change in their businesses and communities.
Commenting on the partnership renewal signing ceremony, Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia, said, “We appreciate the generous support and trust from these industry leaders. Their unwavering commitment to the JNA Awards inspires us to tirelessly push for excellence in an industry that is rapidly evolving. Our goal is to inspire positive change by celebrating the extraordinary achievements of enterprises and individuals who have the courage and conviction to innovate, be creative and do the right thing for their employees, customers and society.”
Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards, Founder of JNA and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, added, “It has been a very rewarding six years working closely with our Partners to grow the JNA Awards into one of the most important and well-recognised awards programmes in the global jewellery industry. We all share a strong commitment to raise the standards of a sector that has built its foundations on beauty, rarity and purity.”
“The JNA Awards is a platform that recognises innovation and excellence in the jewellery industry. Being an industry pioneer, Chow Tai Fook is very proud to remain as a Headline Partner for the seventh consecutive year, and is looking forward to collaborating with fellow partners who share the same mission,” Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, shared.
“SDE is honoured to once again be associated with the JNA Awards as a Headline Partner. We continue to support this prestigious programme in recognition of its invaluable efforts to drive the jewellery industry forward. The JNA Awards also aptly represents what we aspire to embody every single day – excellence across all aspects of our business,” remarked Lin Qiang, President and Managing Director of SDE.
“The KGK Group, which continues into 2018 as an Honoured Partner, is proud of its association with the JNA Awards. Every year, the JNA Awards provides a platform that recognises and honours the incredible talent blooming across the gemstone and jewellery industry, setting benchmarks and spotlighting powerful trends that will shape the jewellery industry of tomorrow. KGK is delighted to actively take part in initiatives that stimulate industry growth and inspire creativity. I wish the JNA Awards more success in its 2018 edition,” according to Sanjay Kothari, Vice Chairman of the KGK Group.
Jim Li, General Manager of Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, noted, “It is our great honour to once again collaborate with the JNA Awards and be an effective driver to positive change in the jewellery industry. We look forward to delivering excellent services to the jewellery industry and creating a brighter future for the trade.”
Zhao Chunxiao, CEO of GDLAND, commented, “It is a great privilege for GDLAND to be an Honoured Partner of the JNA Awards for the fifth consecutive year. The JNA Awards is a highly regarded international jewellery awards programme that is committed to promoting the advancement of the industry. It provides a professional exchange platform for jewellery industry players by integrating and highlighting game-changing thoughts and ideas. We hope to propel the further development and prosperity of the international jewellery and gemstone trade together with the Awards.”
The JNA Awards 2017 Ceremony and Gala Dinner, held on 14 September, was a success with 20 Recipients honoured across 11 categories. Please visit the JNA Awards website here for the full list of Recipients.