Rio Tinto, Chow Tai Fook return as Headline Partners of JNA Awards 2016
Diarough, Israel Diamond Institute, Shanghai Diamond Exchange and Guangdong Land confirm commitment as Honoured Partners
HONG KONG, 8 October, 2015 –– The JNA Awards continues to inspire the trust and confidence of the industry, as it welcomes back Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook as Headline Partners for the fifth consecutive year.
Diarough Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND) have also renewed their sponsorship of the Awards. Both IDI and SDE have been championing the JNA Awards since its launch, while Diarough and GDLAND have come on board as Honoured Partners since 2014.
The JNA Awards honours companies and individuals that have demonstrated excellence and made positive contributions to their businesses and communities, with a focus on achievements made in Asia. Nominees are selected through an independent, transparent and rigorous judging process. The programme culminates with a gala dinner and awards ceremony held on the sidelines of the world’s No. 1 fine jewellery B2B show, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.
Letitia Chow, founder of JNA, Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, and Chair of the JNA Awards judging panel, said, “We are extremely thrilled to join hands with our returning Headline and Honoured Partners in celebrating the upcoming fifth anniversary of the JNA Awards in 2016. The Awards plays an important role in celebrating and inspiring successes within the gemstone and jewellery industry, and our partners’ loyal support has helped us make that happen.”
Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President at UBM Asia, added, “It is particularly gratifying to receive continuous support from these distinguished industry leaders who share our values in promoting best practices within the industry and setting high standards to advance the global jewellery community. Their involvement will certainly create synergy to drive the industry forward with greater innovation and sustainable growth.”
Rita Maltez, Director of Rio Tinto Diamonds’ Greater China Representative Office, commented, “It has been five years since we established our office in Hong Kong, of which our partnership with the JNA Awards is an example of the kind of successful partnership we have developed. We are delighted that the trust, respect and hard work invested in these partnerships have created value-adding opportunities we could have only dreamt of five years ago. We look forward to continuing as a Headline Partner of the JNA Awards and to nurture new and successful partnerships across the entire value chain.”
Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, said, “2016 will mark a milestone for the JNA Awards as it celebrates its fifth anniversary. This highly acclaimed event is truly a platform to showcase the passion and expectations that we have for the industry. With our continuous collaboration and concerted effort, the industry will shine even brighter. Chow Tai Fook will, no doubt, continue to render its full support.”
Naresh Surana, Director of Diarough Hong Kong, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to announce the extension of our partnership with the JNA Awards for the third year. This demonstrates our continued commitment to promote excellence and recognise well-deserved achievers and major contributors in the industry.”
Ira Tsirlina, Chief Marketing Officer of IDI, added, “IDI has had a great collaboration with the JNA Awards for four years since its inception. We continue to witness the significant contribution that it is making to the advancement of the diamond and Jewellery industry. We are therefore delighted to renew our support as Honoured Partners for the fifth year.”
Lin Qiang, President and Managing Director of SDE, said, “We are exceptionally proud to be a long-time partner of this very meaningful event for five consecutive years. This event is part of our broader effort to support the sustainable development of the jewellery industry.”
“GDLAND is extremely honoured to continue its support of the JNA Awards for the third year. We are very much looking forward to this outstanding event that delivers significant benefits for the jewellery and gemstone trade,” remarked Ye Xuquan, CEO of GDLAND.
The JNA Awards 2015 Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held on 20 September at the Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong. Being one of the most anticipated events on the jewellery calendar, the awards gala dinner drew more than 500 jewellery and gemstone industry leaders and VIPs, who celebrated the achievements of 19 JNA Awards Recipients and 31 Honourees.
For more information on the event, please visit www.JNAawards.com or contact:
JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)