About the Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017
The Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition is jointly organised by JNA & CJNA of UBM Asia, the World Gold Council and the People's Government of Yantian District, Shenzhen with the support of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Administration of
Shenzhen Municipality and Exclusive Sponsor — Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Limited.
This biennial competition is intended to encourage designers to express and share unique wedding traditions and customs from around the world. It invites jewellery design talents to design unique gold wedding jewellery sets, incorporating the traditional Chinese wedding custom of extending well wishes to newlywed couples through symbolic jewellery gifts.
Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 is open to professional jewellery designers at all stages of their careers as well as students and graduates of all jewellery design disciplines.
In traditional Chinese wedding culture, Shuangxi “囍”, commonly translated as double happiness, is an auspicious sign which symbolises joy and marriage. Xi-Fu, a registered trademark of the World Gold Council, is a gold jewellery brand especially tailored for the global wedding market.
The Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition Committee was set up in January 2017.
It consists of representatives of UBM Asia Ltd, World Gold Council and Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co Ltd. The committee is responsible for competition coordination and execution, including planning, preparing and hosting the competition. All the decisions relating to the competition are discussed and approved by the three committee members.
The Organising Committee is the only official representative of the competition.
JNA & CJNA of UBM Asia Ltd
JNA and CJNA are the flagship jewellery publications of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, JNA is the leader in providing up-to- date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. With the rapid development of China’s jewellery market, CJNA
was founded in 1994 to connect Chinese-speaking jewellery professionals with the world’s fastest-growing jewellery market. Both magazines feature original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, coloured gemstone, jewellery manufacturing, and equipment and supplies sectors.
Owned by UBM, plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia.
World Gold Council
The World Gold Council (WGC) is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Its purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market.
WGC develops gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market, insight and it works with a range of partners to put ideas into action. As a result, WGC creates structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors.
WGC provides insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.
The membership of the WGC includes the world’s leading and most forward-thinking gold mining companies.
People's Government of Yantian District, Shenzhen
Established in 1998, the People's Government of Yantian District, Shenzhen (Yantian District) is located in East Shenzhen, adjacent to the Pearl River Delta.
Yantian District continuously promotes the transformation and advancement of its strategic advantageous industries, such as port logistics, gold jewellery, tourism and culture, biotechnology, etc.
Yantian District is the pioneering leader in the Chinese gold jewellery industry. Of 160 gold jewellery companies based in the district, the income,
gross profit and export delivery value of 40 large-scale companies account for 15 to 20 percent of China's total share.
Sports and Tourism Administration of Shenzhen Municipality
Established in 2009, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Administration of Shenzhen Municipality is a bureau of the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government.
The Administration promotes the development of culture, sports and tourism through the enhancement of Shenzhen’s resource utilisation and cultural vitality, the commitment to historical and intangible cultural heritage preservation, as well as the enrichment of tourism experiences.
Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co Ltd
Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co Ltd (Batar) is a major gold jewellery manufacturer with businesses that span a wide range of services and products –
from manufacturing and wholesale to retail – and several financial investments. Batar currently owns more than 20 subsidiaries engaged in various businesses and three independent brands,
namely "Batar Jewellery","Global Crown" and "Show King". It has more than 400 franchise and retail stores that cover more than 85 percent of China.