HONG KONG, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkey's number one jewelry show establishing the bridge between Europe and the Middle East, the 35th Istanbul Jewelry Show, organised by UBM Rotaforte, concluded on a high note on 7 October, occupying Halls 1 & 2 of Istanbul Fair Center with total gross exhibition space of 22,000 square meters. (Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/10/30/20121030103949356668.html )(Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/10/30/20121030104227922619.html )(Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/10/30/20121030104755917079.html )(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2010/04/19/20100419602891.jpg ) Istanbul Jewelry Show brought together 653 companies and brands from Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Mainland China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, S. Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA. There was a remarkable increase in the number of visiting countries this year. The Fair welcomed 11,732 top buyers from 93 countries. 67.53% of the visitors were local and 32.47% came from overseas. The number of total visitors was up to 11% and overseas visitors were up to 66.5% compared to 2011 edition with an active trading activity. This confirms that it is truly a world-class trade event where one can conduct business with suppliers and buyers from all over the world. Ms. Sermin Cengiz, Managing Director of UBM Rotaforte said: "Trade exhibitions are channels for business opportunities and we are always happy to see IJS successfully fulfill its role in bringing business opportunities to our exhibitors. The rise in exhibitor numbers, exhibition space and number of visitors this year not only confirms the Fair's international status but also highlights Istanbul's important role in the global jewelry trade. Without any doubt, the buyer's profile at the October Fair is becoming more international. Despite the challenging economic and political climate around the world, all of our exhibitors were satisfied with the results." Supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, Istanbul Precious Minerals and Jewelery Exporters 'Association (IMMIB), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation (KOSGEB), Jewellery Exporters' Association (JTR), certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI) and the Quality Management System ISO-9001, Istanbul Jewelry Show, targeting the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North Africa, Russia, Turkic Republics, United States and Asia once again confirmed its professional and international status in the jewelry industry. The 36th Istanbul Jewelry Show will be held from 21-24 March 2013 and the 37th Istanbul Jewelry Show will be held from 3-6 October 2013.