Following record exhibitor and buyer numbers at this year’s event, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will split into “2 shows, 2 venues’ in 2014.
The Show will be split into the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show for finished jewellery products at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 5-9 and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show for loose stones and raw materials in the AsiaWorld-Expo from March 3-7.
HKTDC deputy executive director Benjamin Chau said this year’s HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show attracted 3341 exhibitors and 42,113 buyers from 187 countries and regions setting new exhibitor and buyer records.
The record buyer numbers included over 6500 buyers who were in 90 buying missions from more than 5000 companies around the world including Australia’s Leading Edge Jewellers, Canada’s The Shopping Channel, India’s Future Group, Japan’s Mitsuwa Co, Kazakhstan’s Kazakhyuvelir, Russia’s Moscow Jewellery Plant, Saudi Arabia’s Al Sowyan Co and Singapore’s On Cheong Company.
Chau said this “new pinnacle of success” made the demand for increased exhibition space compelling.
“The brand new arrangement of ‘2 Shows, 2 Venues’ will allow more exhibitors to participate, in which a greater variety of jewellery exhibits will be on display,” he said.
“The two shows are perfectly timed and housed to generate a synergistic effect, maximising exhibitors’ exposure and buyers’ sourcing opportunities, and providing a perfect setting for the shows to grow and prosper.”
In 2012, Hong Kong’s exports of precious jewellery reached US$ 7 billion, ranking Hong Kong as the world’s sixth largest exporter of precious jewellery.
For more information, visit Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show
* Pictured above are the buyers at this year’s HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show.