Hong Kong, 22nd February: This week, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) opened two major jewellery trade shows, the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show. The two shows feature a record number of exhibitors (4,550) from 50 countries and regions.
The Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, now in its fifth edition, ran from 27th February to 3rd March at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Some 1,970 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions attended the show, with first time exhibitors from Belize and Turkey, showcasing an assortment of jewellery raw materials including diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones and pearls.
The 35th Jewellery Show takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), running from 1st to 5th March. Featuring finished fine jewellery, the show will feature more than 2,580 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions, including new exhibitors from Lebanon, Sweden and Ukraine.
Benjamin Chau, Acting Executive Director of the HKTDC, stated, “This year’s Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show continues to attract jewellers, trade associations and organisations from around the world. The participation of exhibitors is the highest on record. It is a testament to Hong Kong’s standing as a key sourcing platform for the global jewellery industry… To help industry players meet demand, this year’s Hong Kong International Jewellery Show has launched and IT Solution for Jewellery zone… The new zone aims to help industry players leverage new technologies and applications to develop innovative designs and services to enhance competitiveness.”