Following the success of its inaugural ‘Two Shows, Two Venues’ jewellery fairs in March, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is expecting this year’s fairs to bring even “better business prospects to ever greater numbers of participants”. The HKTDC split its 30-year-old HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show into two separate shows in two different venues to maximise buyers’ sourcing opportunities and meet exhibitors’ ever-increasing demands for exhibition space.
Under the new arrangement, finished jewellery products were exhibited at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre while loose stones and jewellery raw materials were exhibited at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show at the AsiaWorld-Expo.
HKTDC deputy executive director Benjamin Chau said the 2014 shows attracted a record-breaking number of 3856 exhibitors from 53 countries and regions, and welcomed more than 74,000 visitors from 145 countries and regions.
He said the 2015 Fair would “continue to serve as the world’s largest marketplace for jewellery in Spring” but will be easy to navigate as it has been divided into key zones to help buyers find the suppliers and products they are looking for.
The key zones at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will include:
- Hall of Fame presents international jewellery brands in an elegant setting.
- World of Glamour showcases Hong Kong-based exhibitors’ expertise in the latest jewellery design and manufacture techniques.
- Designer Galleria is the place to find the most up-to-date designs as exhibitors here are in touch with the latest fashion.
- Hall of Time is the place to look for watches and clocks which are unusual or even rare as well as those which are distinguished by superb gem-setting and the use of precious metals.
- Hall of Extraordinary comprises a select group of jewellers who create breath-taking pieces of fine jewellery.
- Antique & Vintage Jewellery Galleria offers jewellery and timepieces from bygone eras.
- Hall of Jade Jewellery highlights the wide range of choices in this most traditional Asian gemstone.
- Treasures of Craftsmanship showcases decorative items such as carvings from precious/semi-precious stones, gold or silver, and precious ornaments.
The key zones in the Hong Kong International, Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show are:
- Hall of Fine Diamonds features a wide array of diamonds
- Treasures of Ocean displays a wide variety of quality pearls.
- Treasures of Nature offers a dazzling array of precious stones.
The HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will be held from March 4-8 while the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will be held from March 2-6. During the overlapping days, March 4-6, a complimentary shuttle bus service will be available between the two venues for the convenience of buyers.