The much-touted Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened its doors to exhibitors and visitors at Asia-World Expo today. The show is considered as one of the most important platforms for the gem and jewellery trade opened to a good turnout of visitors today. A number of Chinese and Indian visitors were seen on the shop floor.
There is optimism in the air. However, it will be too early to talk about the final conclusion of the show. As it was the first day of the show, most of the buyers were seen going through the product at the show.
The 4th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show which opened today i.e. 28 February, will continue till 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.
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.
To enrich the buyers’ sourcing experience and facilitate industry exchange, a number of events will be organised during the twin shows. The highlight of the Jewellery Show is the Gala Dinner on the first day (2 March). Under the theme of “Tribute to Movie Queens”, guests will enjoy menu prepared by Robert Fontana, ASEAN Chairman of Disciples Escoffier International Asia, while appreciating jewellery parades and other performances. The award presentation ceremony of the biennial International Jewellery Design Excellence Award will also be held on the same evening. A number of jewellery parades will also be held during the show period to allow buyers to examine selected items from exhibitors. Jewellery craftsmanship demonstrations and themed seminars will help the industry to get a hold of the latest market information as well as crafts and product trends.