Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017
The world’s largest jewellery marketplace will be formed in Hong Kong next week. The 4th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opens on 28 February and continues through 4 March at the AsiaWorld-Expo, while the 34th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 2 to 6 March. The twin shows gather a record of about 4,480 exhibitors from 53 countries and regions.
Positive sentiment for the jewellery industry
“Despite global economic uncertainties, the strong participation of exhibitors and buying missions at the shows is evidence that the jewellery industry remains optimistic about business prospects and sees Hong Kong as an important sourcing platform for jewellery and raw materials,” said Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC. “Recent figures from the United States show that the economy there is gradually recovering and jewellery retailers are registering good sales. And, with the “double spring with a leap month” making the current Year of the Rooster a good year for marriage according to the Chinese calendar, the demand for jewellery for the local and Chinese mainland markets is expected to rise. Undoubtedly the industry must also keep an eye on commodity price fluctuations and the trade policy of the US.” The HKTDC will organise more than 110 buying missions comprising over 7,400 companies from some 70 countries and regions to the shows this year.
Exquisite gems and jewels at AsiaWorld-Expo
This is the fourth year that the HKTDC is using the “two shows, two venues” format. At the AsiaWorld-Expo, the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show features three signature zones, including Hall of Fine Diamonds, gathering top diamond suppliers, Treasures of Nature, where precious gemstones will be showcased, and Treasures of Ocean, presenting exquisite pearls. The show will also feature 22 group pavilions showcasing dazzling diamonds and gemstones from Australia, the Chinese mainland, Colombia, Germany, India and Thailand. Representative industry institutions, such as Antwerp World Diamond Centre, International Colored Gemstone Association and The Tanzanite Foundation will also set up pavilions to introduce various raw materials for jewellery.