The 29th KOSMIMA 2014 International Exhibition for Jewellery, Clocks and Watches, Precious Stones, Machinery & Equipment, organised by TIF-Helexpo from 18 to 20 October 2014, provided high added value for its participants. Nine out of ten exhibitors stated that their participation in the event would result in further activity for their business in the future, while five out of ten stated that their promotion goals were achieved to an very good extent, three out of ten to a good extent and one out of ten to an excellent extent.
There were also high levels of satisfaction in regard to the goal of creating contacts for orders from new clients, with three out of ten exhibitors stating that this goal was achieved to an excellent extent and almost five out of ten to a good extent. It is indicative that six out of ten visitors concluded a commercial agreement or commercial transaction, highlighting the contribution of the event to the turnover growth of exhibitor-enterprises. The high level of exhibitor satisfaction is clearly depicted in the fact that more than six out of ten exhibitors intend to participate in the next KOSMIMA, while more than three out of ten would think about participating. At the same time, five out of ten hosted buyers gave high grades to the Exhibition.
There was a 14% increase in the total number of visitors to the 29th KOSMIMA, which came to 2,000, and a 20% increase in the number of trade visitors. Among the latter, there was a significant presence from Hungary, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, FYROM, Jordan, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine. In fact, the number of hosted buyers was increased by 116% compared to the previous event, the number of exhibitors was increased by 17.5% (coming to 98) and the exhibition space covered was increased by 24%, with 1,800 m2. Direct foreign exhibitors came from Spain and Germany, while firms from Great Britain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the United States of America and Hong Kong were represented indirectly.