The sixth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the 36th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show both organised by the HKTDC, have drawn to a successful close, with organisers reporting a record number of buyers attending the two fairs.
In total, the two Hong Kong-based jeweller shiws welcomed over 90,000 buyers from 141 countries and regions, up 4% over the previous year. Breaking it down, organisers say more than 35,000 buyers attended the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, while about 55,000 visited the Jewellery Show.
Between the two fairs HKTDC hosted more than 4,600 exhibitors.
Deputy executive director of HKTDC, Benjamin Chau, shares: “Facing an uncertain global economy, jewellers have been actively enhancing their design and R&D capabilities in recent years. The growing diversity of designs and materials was demonstrated in the exhibits at this year’s shows, which successfully attracted the attention of global buyers.
“We are delighted that the buyer attendance at the two shows reached a record high, with a satisfactory growth in attendance from emerging markets such as Mainland China, India and ASEAN countries such as the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The implementation of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is set to bolster Hong Kong’s position as an international exhibition and sourcing hub and generate even more opportunities for Hong Kong’s businesses.”
2019 marks the sixth year that the HKTDC has adopted the ‘two shows, two venues’ format, showcasing finished jewellery at the Jewellery Show and jewellery raw materials at the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, held at AsiaWorld-Expo.
The twin-show format provides exhibitors and buyers with a highly effective platform to connect with potential business partners.
In addition to the exhibitions, HKTDC organised a series of events during the two shows to promote industry exchange. These included the Jewellery Gala Dinner, seminars on jewellery technology, marketing strategies and quality standards, together with buyer forums, jewellery parades and networking receptions.