The 30th KOSMIMA 'dazzled'
 
The 30th KOSMIMA, which served as the epicentre of the silver, goldsmith and clock & watch sector for three days, ended yesterday with significantly increased visitor numbers compared to last year, as it welcomed 2,593 visitors in total, marking a 36% increase over the previous event. In fact, on the first day of KOSMIMA, there was a 64% increase in the number of visitors compared to last year's opening day, as well as a 34% increase during the second day of the exhibition. Over the course of the three days, important contacts were made between exhibitors and Greek and foreign trade visitors.
 
The 30th KOSMIMA, organised by TIF-Helexpo, attracted more than 80 exhibitors deployed over an area of 1,800 m2. In fact, there was significant renewal of participations, with the reappearance of exhibitors who had not participated in a long time, as well as interest from foreign trade visitors from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Hungary, FYROM, Italy, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Russia, Norway, Turkey and the USA.
 
The 30th KOSMIMA also featured the 26th Pan-Hellenic Jewellery Design Competition, with the theme of 'Coins in Greek History'.
 
There were 14 participations with 20 works in the student category and 5 participations with an equal number of works in the professional category. First place was won by Aspassia Papazissi of the GALILEO EES (Liberal Arts College), second place was shared by Eleftheria Valaskatzi Polydorou and Christina Kastanio Alonso of the Cultural Association of the Municipality of Nea Smyrni, while third place was won by Konstantinos Vasdokas of the MOKUME IIEK (Private Vocational Training Foundation).
 
Awards were also presented to the students Georgia Deliyianni (Volos KEPKA-DIEKD), Iris Karayianni (1st Silver- and Goldsmith EPA.S. [Vocational School] of Stemnitsa), Vassiliki Davari (GALILEO EES), Marianthi Lettieri Kariki (MOKUME IIEK) and Konstantina Lambrou (1st Silver- and Goldsmith EPA.S. of Stemnitsa), as well as the professional Sophia Hatzina (architectural engineer). The designs of all participants were presented at KOSMIMA.
The 30th was held under the auspices of the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Silver- and Goldsmiths, Jewellers and Watchmakers (POVAKO).