HK Twin Shows To Host 4,380 Exhibitors
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.