HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani inaugurated on Monday evening the 10th Doha Jewelry and Watches Exhibition. HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister toured the various sections of the expo which is taking place at the Doha Exhibition Center from 25th February to 3rd March. The Event is being organized by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) for the tenth consecutive year. The event hosts 26 exhibitors from local and international companies, representing more than 530 brands of watches and jewelry in the world, especially that the expo has succeeded this year in attracting a new group of companies and global brands, which would increase the number of visitors and the sales over the last year. The exhibition is hosting for the first time Christie’s from London and Matis Jewelry, who are aiming to establish a foothold in the jewelry industry in Qatar. Among the Qatari exhibitors in the event, which is sponsored by QNB, are Al Fardan Jewelry, Ali Bin Ali group, Al Majed Jewelry, Blue Salon, Al Muftah Jewelry, Amiri Gems, Fifty One East, Al Jaber Watches, Marzooq Al Shamlan and Sons, Al Majed Pearls and Doha Marketing Services Co. The Doha Jewelry and Watches Exhibition is an unprecedented artisan exhibition of the world’s most luxurious jewelry and watches. Held annually in Qatar it attracts world renown jewelers, watch makers and exhibitors and jewelry enthusiasts. The aims of the exhibition are to demonstrate the latest trends in the industry today; showcase the most magnificent gemstones and sophisticated timepieces in the world; portray the dynamism of Qatar and its strong and progressive economy; and ultimately to encourage foreign investors to Qatar.