Lore Buscher says China is a hub of design talent.
Lore Buscher of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council underlined the importance of China as an exporter of jewellery and watches at the opening press conference at BaselWorld.
Rather than just a manufacturer of jewellery and watches, Buscher said that China is becoming an important centre for design in the industry.
Buscher said that Hong Kong was the second largest watch exporter in the world in 2009 and the fourth largest exporter of fine jewellery.
“Hong Kong remains an excellent platform to develop this promising market,” said Buscher.
She also added that China is becoming an important importer as well as an exporter and claimed that last year China was the number one importer of Swiss watches.