AMBERIF 2017

24th International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones

Gdańsk, 22-25 March 2017 | AMBEREXPO

On 22 March, the 24th edition of AMBERIF, the International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones, will begin at the AMBEREXPO Exhibition & Convention Centre Gdańsk. It is the most important amber exhibition and the largest jewellery event in Central and Eastern Europe. New jewellery designs and trends will be showcased by 460 companies from 16 countries. The organisers expect more than 7,000 trade visitors from all over the world. The event will have its highlight on Friday, with the AMBER LOOK trends & styles 2017 Amber and Fashion Gala.


THIS IS WHERE TRENDS ARE BORN / AMBERIF 2017
AMBERIF is one Europe’s leading platforms for the jewellery industry to meet. Here business meets art, creative ideas are born, the latest trends and technologies in jewellery design are presented.
AMBERIF 2017 will bring together more than 460 exhibitors from 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, the USA and Poland. Products will be showcased by both small studios and large jewellery companies: manufacturers of gold and silver jewellery with amber, as well as with coloured gemstones and diamonds, importers of watches, gold and silver jewellery, manufacturers and importers of machines, tools and jewellery technologies. The Designers’ Gallery will feature the latest original collections from artists who experiment with materials and amaze with bold associations. In a time-honoured tradition, the latest edition of a publication by Prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski, Trend BOOK 2017+, which systematises the current trends and motifs in jewellery and design, will premiere at AMBERIF.
AMBERIF includes a number of educational and popularising events for jewellery and amber experts and enthusiasts: lectures, seminars, training sessions, exhibitions, previews and workshops.

CREATIVE PERIPHERY / AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD
The Amberif Design Award International Amber Jewellery Design Competition will be held for the 21st time. ADA is one of the most important Polish design competitions, well known in the European community of artists with an unconventional approach to jewellery. This year, the ADA curator Barbara Schmidt from the Academy of Art and Design Munich suggested the subject of Periphery and asked the participants a question: How can we interpret amber within jewellery to represent our understanding of periphery and openness? ADA is an open competition, with participation from designers, artists, jewellery makers and art school students. Their artistic endeavours are evaluated by an international judging panel. The award-winning entries will be displayed at an after-competition exhibition at AMBERIF.

AMBER ON THE CATWALK / AMBER LOOK
The AMBER LOOK trends & styles Amber and Fashion Gala is AMBERIF’s crème de la crème, with beautiful ensembles, spectacular jewellery, the specially designed stage set and attention to every detail. On Friday evening, the spectators at the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre will see eleven original collections from fashion designers and jewellery makers. Michał Starost, the celebrated Polish fashion designer, is the Gala’s artistic director. The Gala will be hosted by Conrado Moreno.

AWARDS

Prestigious awards are presented during Amberif:
  • The Bogdan Mirowski Mercurius Gedanensis Jewellery Mastery Award for Amberif exhibitors—the Grand Prix in the Design Category,- in the form of a statuette sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development, and the MTG SA President’s Gold Medal in the Workmanship Excellence Category
  • Amber Handicraft - a competition addressed to jewellers and young jewellery craft trainees, organised by the Pomeranian Skilled Craft Chamber of SMEs;
  • Amber Personality of the Year and Amber Business Partner - titles awarded by the International Amber Association to individuals who work with amber, promote, research and collect it in a way which goes beyond the scope of their business
  • The Amber Sphere - The Łódź Academy of Fine Arts, Jewellery Department Students Award for the Best  - Jewellery Design at Amberif

AMBERIF is a trade-only event; it is addressed to individuals and businesses who trade in jewellery, jewellery art and functional art.

HONORARY AUSPICES
Governor of the Pomorskie Voivodship
Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodship
Mayor of Gdańsk

PARTNERS
SRJ Association of Jewellery Experts, IAA International Amber Association, Pomeranian Skilled Craft Chamber of SMEs, STFZ Goldsmithing Artists’ Association, KIGB Polish Chamber of Amber Commerce, PTG Polish Electroplating Society, PTGEM Polish Gemmological Society

AMBERIF 2017 | www.amberif.pl
Dates: 22-24 March, 10:00-18:00 | 25 March, 10:00-17:00
Venue: AMBEREXPO Exhibition & Convention Centre, Żaglowa 11, Gdańsk, Poland
Organised by: MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co.
Project Director: Ewa Rachoń | ewa.rachon@mtgsa.com.pl | tel. +48 58 55 49 134

AMBER LOOK trends & styles 2017

Dates: 24 March at 20:00
Venue: Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Wojciecha Bogusławskiego 1, Gdańsk
Tickets at PLN 50 available soon at eBilet.pl and during AMBERIF at the AMBEREXPO Cash Desk.