Jewellery and gem shows to separate; dates also split in reshuffle.
The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (HKTDC) is due to separate into two shows across two venues in 2014, following increased demand for show space.
The Hong Kong show organisers have said it is "imminent to ensure the show has sufficient space for further development" to cement its place as an important event for the global jewellery industry.
As of March 2014 the show will split into two events at two venues: the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show.
Finished jewellery products will be exhibited at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 5 to 9 2014. Product categories will include finished jewellery, jewellery accessories, jewellery display and packaging material, tools and equipment, trade publications and jewellery services.
The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show will be a platform for loose stones and raw materials in the AsiaWorld-Expo from March 3 to 7 2014. Products will include loose diamonds, pearls, precious stones and semi-precious stones.
HKTDC deputy executive director Benjamin Chau said: “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 feature.
"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."
The 30th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show took place in March this year, attracting 3,341 exhibitors and 42,113 buyers from 49 countries, setting new exhibitor and buyer records.