Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show, 2012

The 2015 Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show, specialising in rough and cut opal, will be held on the 4th and 5th April. The 2015 Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show will celebrate 100 years of mining opal in Coober Pedy. The trade show will coincide with the Opal Festival, offering visitors a vast array of entertainment options over the Easter long weekend.

The Croatian Club host the Gem Trade Show, providing a professional and air-conditioned environment for the numerous local and national exhibitors who will be able to showcase high quality opals at trade prices to international and domestic buyers.

The 2014 Gem Trade Show received considerable interest from the Chinese buyers in attendance, following interest generated after the Gem Trade Show Chairman's visit to China in 2010.

The Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show continues to strengthen its reputation as Australia's pre-eminent Opal Trade Show and to encourage more exhibitors the 2015 Exhibitor Booth prices are most affordable.

We will also be continuing the tradition of holding a welcoming dinner on the Saturday night (4th April) so that exhibitors and buyers can meet in a relaxed environment with the aim of establishing and strengthening business networks.

To secure a booth or table, please contact Yanni Athanasiadis, Chairperson, on Ph: 61 8 8672 5288  61 8 8672 5288 or at


In 2015 Coober Pedy will celebrate 100years, the first discovery of opal was made on 1 February 1915 by a 14 year old boy by the name of William Hutchison. Word of the find spread quickly and by the middle of 1915 the first miners moved to the area. Coober Pedy has since become one of the largest suppliers of gem quality opal to the world, boasting the title "Opal Capital of the World". Today, Coober Pedy has evolved into one of the most unique places in the world.





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