Rio Tinto Diamonds, Chow Tai Fook renew their support for JNA Awards 2015
Diarough, IDI and GDLAND return as Honoured Partners
HONG KONG, 21 October, 2014 – 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 fourth consecutive year.
Diarough Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND) have also renewed their sponsorship of the Awards. IDI has been championing the JNA Awards since its launch, while Diarough and GDLAND have come on board as Honoured Partners starting from its 2014 edition.
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 and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, said, “It is extremely encouraging to see the continuous support from both our Headline and Honoured Partners, especially Chow Tai Fook and Rio Tinto Diamonds, who have been supporting the Awards since 2012. These partnerships demonstrate their commitment to excellence, innovation and success in the gemstone and jewellery industry.”
Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President at UBM Asia, added, “We are grateful to have the support from these industry leaders who recognise the value of such a platform to encourage and motivate good practices within the industry. Their involvement has not only raised the profile of the jewellery sector, but has also driven the industry towards sustainable growth.”
Rita Maltez, Head of Rio Tinto Diamonds for Greater China, said, “Rio Tinto looks forward to another successful year in 2015 as a Headline Partner of the JNA Awards. We believe the Awards will continue to grow from strength to strength as an important platform to encourage the best of our industry: the innovation, the partnerships and the passion.”
Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, said, “Although the remarkable moments of the third edition of the JNA Awards are still fresh in our minds, we can hardly wait to welcome the Awards’ 2015 edition. As a Headline Partner of the JNA Awards for four years in a row, Chow Tai Fook is delighted to join hands with new partners who are also committed to upholding best business practices by recognising excellence and achievement.”
“We were pleased to be associated with the JNA Awards in 2014 as an Honoured Partner, and are honoured to be a partner again in 2015. We are also very proud to join hands with other partners in helping the jewellery industry grow in the region through the JNA Awards by encouraging innovation and recognising talent and excellence. The endeavours and commitments of everyone involved will go a long way to grow the industry, and to create an environment of professionalism and excellence for the future,” commented Nishit Parikh, Director of Diarough Group.
“The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies is proud to announce our support for JNA Awards 2015 as an Honoured Partner. Once again, we join a group of industry leaders in support of this exceptional occasion, which celebrates excellence and achievement in the global jewellery industry. Having partnered with UBM in this endeavour from its inception, we are proud that the Awards has proven to be such a prestigious and sought-after event,” said Moti Ganz, Chairman of IDI.
“Guangdong Land Holdings Limited is proud to announce its support for the JNA Awards in 2015. It is an honour to support this meaningful event, to share the vision and to encourage growth and development in the industry. We look forward to a continuous and successful partnership with the JNA Awards,” said Ye Xuquan, CEO of GDLAND.
The 2014 JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held on 16 September at the InterContinental Hong Kong. One of the must-attend events in the jewellery calendar, the awards gala dinner drew more than 600 jewellery and gemstone industry leaders and VIPs, who celebrated the achievements of 20 JNA Awards Recipients and 27 Honourees.
For more information on the event, please visit www.JNAawards.com or contact:
JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)