We were recently approached by a representative from the organiser (UBM) for the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair. As a side note, UBM also organises the gem fair in Hong Kong.
The representative - let's give him a mysterious name - Mr. R, asked if we'd be interested in exhibiting at the upcoming fair in Singapore from 27 - 30 October. He also asked if we would like to present a speech or workshop at the fair.
It was quite an opportunity and we sought more information, which Mr. R very kindly provided.
Exhibiting at the show was not prohibitively expensive, especially for a Singapore-registered company, but it did have quite a cost. Mr. R agreed that partnering with another exhibitor and sharing the space could work.
To that end, we brought an offer to a gem dealer friend who may be interested in exhibiting in the upcoming fair. We aren't sure about the logistics on his part but we offered to help where we can.
We offered some topics that may interest the participants at the upcoming fair - along the lines of the curriculum and the book that we've written (though not yet published) - and Mr. R said that he'd get back to us once the team has confirmed the programme and theme of the show.
It looks like an interesting few months leading up to the fair and we look forward to being a part of it!