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African Gems & Jewellery Exhibition and Seminar

AGJES 2018 is one of the leading exhibitions of the Jewellery and Gemstones industry in West Africa. It is the 3rd edition of the first AGJESEvent launched in 2015. This year’s Exhibition is scheduled to hold on the 6th to the 7th of December 2018. This year’s event is themed “Mines to Market: Collaborating to improve Industry Linkages”.

The purpose of this event is to showcase the best of the industry’s product and offerings and host expert seminars to advance the Nigerian gemstone exhibition and Jewellery Industry. We anticipate thrice the number recorded in 2017, with many more Gemstone and Jewellery Professionals expected in attendance at AGJES this year.

Additionally, over 3000 visitors including local and international buyers will come, sight and buy Nigerian gemstones and jewellery pieces. In addition to this unfettered access to end buyers, your company will have the opportunity to meet with key decision makers in Industry

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Date: 6th – 7th December 2018

Daily Timings:

Day 1: 10:00-17:00

Day 2: 10:00-17:00

Institutional partner: Ministry of Mines & Steel Development

For the Paid Master Classes, kindly make payments this account;

Account Number: 0738264901
Bank: Access Bank

After payments, send a copy of evidence of payment to [email protected]


Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 10:00 AM

Fri, Dec 7, 2018, 7:00 PM


NAF Conference Centre and Suites

Plot 496 Ahmadu Bello Way, Gwarinpa Expressway Deeper Life Junction (Near Next Cash and Carry), Kado, Abuja

FCT Abuja, FCT 900108.


AGJES is an annual event to showcase the best of Nigerian and African gemstones, precious metals and jewellery. Currently it is the only programme in the country that brings over 200 Jewellers, Gemstone suppliers and Gem Mining Industry Experts together once in a year to network, share business ideas, showcase trends and shape the outlook for the future of the industry.

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Our flagship event  (AGJES 2017), themed “Mines to Market”, which was held on the 19th and 20th of October 2017 at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, was a resounding success, gathering relevant players and stakeholders across the entire value chain and attracted over 2000 visitors over a 2-day period with about 40 Exhibitors displaying their products – both unrefined and refined.

One of our key objectives this year is to attract similar patronage within the global market as that enjoyed by other notable industry events such as Tucson Gem and Jewellery show in United States of America and Bangkok Gem and Jewellery Fair in the Royal Republic of Thailand. It is a well-known fact that many Nigerian gemstones find their way to these events and Nigeria rarely ever gets credit for them. More significantly, we do not benefit financially from the trade. Therefore, we intend to take advantage of the strong interest received from the international community during the 2017 exhibition to draw a global audience to AGJES 2018.

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In 2017, we partnered with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and collaborated with NACIMMA, ACCI and eight mining industry associations; (Women in Mining-WIM, Miners Association of Nigeria-MAN, Gemologists and Jewellers Association of Nigeria-GJAN, Faceters Guild of Nigeria-FGN, Gemstone Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria-GMMAN, Gemstones Association of Nigeria-GAN, International Coloured Stone Association-ICA and GIA Alumni Association).

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