HK Twin Shows To Host 4,380 Ex­hibitors

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HKTDC Hall of Ex­tra­or­di­nary. wo of the jew­ellery in­dus­try’s lead­ing trade fairs are set to open in Hong Kong in late Fe­bru­ary and early March. Or­gan­ised by the Hong Kong Trade De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil (HKTDC), the 4th Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Di­a­mond, Gem & Pearl Show will take place from Fe­bru­ary 28 to March 4 at the Asia World-Expo, while the 34th Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Jew­ellery Show will be held from March 2-6 at the Hong Kong Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre.

Hong Kong ac­counts for 3.2% of the world’s trade and is the eighth-largest trad­ing econ­omy.

Ra­jesh Bha­gat, In­dia con­sul­tant for HKTDC, un­der­scored the ro­bust bi­lat­eral trade re­la­tions be­tween Hong Kong and In­dia at a re­cent press con­fer­ence in Mumbai, and added that the twin jew­ellery shows are a good plat­form to boost busi­ness. “In­dia and Hong Kong have a long and close busi­ness re­la­tion­ship. While In­dia will con­tinue to take the lead in re­gional eco­nomic growth, the HKTDC can act as an in­for­ma­tion and mar­ket in­tel­li­gence hub for In­dian en­ter­prises to ex­pand their mar­kets,” said Bha­gat.

In­dia is to­day the largest ex­porter of pearls, pre­cious and semi­precious stones to Hong Kong and is the sec­ond-largest ex­porter of fine jew­ellery to Hong Kong.

This year, the two shows will wel­come more than 4,380 ex­hibitors from over 50 coun­tries and re­gions, form­ing the world’s largest jew­ellery mar­ket­place. About 180 In­dian com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Beads Par­adise and Gold Star will ex­hibit their prod­ucts at the show. The Gem & Jew­ellery Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil (GJEPC) from In­dia will also set up a pavil­ion. Other coun­try pavil­ions in­clude the Chi­nese main­land, Ja­pan, Korea, Tan­za­nia, the UK, France, Ger­many, Italy, Spain, the US, Peru, Colom­bia and Brazil.

The Di­a­mond, Gem & Pearl Show will fo­cus on jew­ellery raw ma­te­ri­als such as loose di­a­monds, pre­cious stones, semi-pre­cious stones and pearls. Well-known ex­hibitors in­clude Paul Wild from Ger­many and Hong Kong’s Novel Col­lec­tion Ltd., Man Sang Jew­ellery (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Yee On Gems & Jew­ellery Fac­tory Com­pany Ltd. Sev­eral ded­i­cated zones are set up for spe­cific jew­ellery raw ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing Hall of Fine Di­a­monds for qual­ity di­a­monds; Trea­sures of Na­ture for pre­cious gem­stones; Trea­sures of Ocean for ex­quis­ite pearls; and Rough Stones & Min­er­als zone for un­pol­ished and un­cut pre­cious stones.

The Jew­ellery Show will fea­ture a wide range of fin­ished fine jew­ellery. The promi­nent Hall of Fame will show­case more than 30 in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed jew­ellery brands in­clud­ing Roberto Coin s.p.a. and Piero Mi­lano Jew­ellery from Italy, Pranda Jew­elry Pub­lic Co. Ltd. from Thai­land, and Hong Kong’s Lady Heart Col­lec­tions Ltd. and Un­rounds (HK) Ltd. The Hall of Ex­tra­or­di­nary will house pres­ti­gious jew­ellery com­pa­nies such as Criv­elli s.r.l. from Italy, Thomas Faer­ber SA from Switzer­land, and Hong Kong’s Dehres, On Tung Com­pany and Karen Suen Fine Jew­ellery Ltd. Other zones will show­case var­i­ous pres­ti­gious col­lec­tions, jew­ellery crafts­man­ship, jade pieces, dec­o­ra­tive items and ma­chin­ery.

The bian­nual In­ter­na­tional Jew­ellery De­sign Ex­cel­lence Award (IJDE) gath­ers the cham­pi­ons of var­i­ous jew­ellery de­sign com­pe­ti­tions world­wide to run for the cham­pion of the cham­pi­ons. This year, 165 en­tries from 27 coun­tries and re­gions have been re­ceived, of which 13 en­tries are from In­dia. The award pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony will be held on the first day of the jew­ellery show (March 2) and win­ning en­tries will be on dis­play at the event.

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