The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), operating under the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, along with the Thai Trade Center Dubai Office, recently hosted the 'Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair Gala Night: The World’s Leading Gems & Jewelry Destination' in Dubai. This event aimed to bolster trade alliances and elevate Thailand’s international trade profile. It attracted industry leaders and potential private sector participants, facilitating business negotiations and strengthening business ties. Notable attendees included Sorayut Chasombat, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the UAE; Nipa Nirannoot, the Consul-General of Thailand to Dubai; Phusit Ratanakul Sereroengrit, the director general of DITP; and Sumed Prasongpongchai, the director of the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand. The UAE serves as a pivotal trade gateway and hub for the region’s gems and jewellery trade, akin to Thailand’s role in the industry. In 2023, the trade of gems and jewellery between Thailand and the Middle East surpassed US $500 million, with the UAE ranking as Thailand’s foremost trading partner in the region. Thailand exported gems and jewelry worth $265.37 million to the UAE, constituting 50.3% of its total exports to the Middle East. Conversely, Thailand imported gems and jewellery valued at $252.09 million from the UAE, representing 51.02% of its total imports from the region. The shared importance of the gems and jewellery sector offers a distinctive opportunity for both countries to establish a strategic partnership. The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is extending an invitation to UAE businesses to partake in the 70th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, scheduled from September 9-13 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair is a premier international trading platform for gems and jewellery, offering a diverse array of activities and serving as a vital trading hub for the region. Jointly organized by DITP and GIT, it has evolved into one of the top four largest events of its kind globally. “We cordially invite UAE businesses, whether as exhibitors or buyers, to engage in the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair,” remarked Sereroengrit. “This is a prime opportunity to explore new markets, identify high-quality suppliers, and bolster your business prospects while cultivating valuable connections.” Do not miss the chance to experience the world’s leading gems and jewelry destination! Join us at the 70th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair from September 9-13, and become part of a global platform that connects you with potential partners and clients from around the world. For further details on participation or attendance, please visit