The World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace to Open in March

366hf 03aAs the world’s largest jewellery marketplace, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show are superb platforms for maximising buyers’ sourcing opportunities and expanding exhibitors’ business. In its 2015 edition, the two fairs attracted over 4,360 exhibitors from 52 countries and regions, and welcomed 76,000 visitors from 140 countries and regions, setting a new record.

Following the tremendous success, the 3rd edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will open its doors from 1-5 March 2016 at the AsiaWorld-Expo, while the 33rd edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will take place from 3-7 March 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Around 4,400 exhibitors are expected to gather at the twin shows in 2016, with over 30 pavilions set up to strengthen its position as the world’s largest international jewellery marketplace. Among exhibitors that have already confirmed participation are renowned companies including Dehres, Kuwayama, Lili Jewelry, Roberto Coin, A. A Rachminov Diamonds, Dimexon and Novel Collection etc.

Presence of the international group pavilions proves again the global influence of the two shows, the line-up includes Brazil, the Chinese mainland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States etc. The France Pavilion will be making its first debut at the Jewellery Show. Tanzanite Foundation will also set up a pavilion of its own at Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show. The two fairs gather altogether 34 group pavilions.

Debut of Wedding Bijoux and T-GOLD+METS pavilion:
The Jewellery Show features eight themed zones for key market segments to meet buyers’ needs and targets. Hall of Fame brings together top-tier international brand names in a prestigious and elegant setting. Hall of Extraordinary is an elite section exclusively for high-end fine jewellery pieces. World of Glamour highlights the expertise in jewellery manufacturing of Hong Kong-based exhibitors. Antique & Vintage Jewellery Galleria showcases the glamour of classic jewellery from bygone times. Treasures of Craftsmanship features carvings from precious/semi-precious stones, gold or silver decorative items, precious ornaments and jewelled accessories. Other special themed zones are Designer Galleria, Hall of Jade Jewellery, and Hall of Time.

Wedding Bijoux and T-GOLD+ METS pavilion are making their debut this year. The former is specially designed for a stunning range of bridal jewellery. Co-organised by HKTDC, HKJJA and Fiera di Vicenza, T-GOLD + METS pavilion will feature international professional jewellery and watch making machinery, equipment, technology and supplies.

New Rough Stones & Minerals Zone:
In Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, Hall of Fine Diamonds shows carat-size loose diamonds to best advantage as well as provides a discreet trading ambience. Treasures of Nature features a rich source of precious stones in many different cuts. Treasures of Ocean features a wide variety of quality pearls. Making its first presence this year, Rough Stones & Minerals will showcase unpolished and uncut precious stones and gems.

Lustrous Design to Shine:
The 17th edition of The Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition – provides a platform for the local jewellery designers to showcase their strengths and talents. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Harmony’, as diligence, the can-do spirit and cultural diversity are the foundations of Hong Kong’s prosperity and dynamism. A total of 277 entries are received and the winning pieces will be on display at Hall 1E Concourse during the fair period.

Also, the biennial Chuk Kam Jewellery Design Competition is now in its 16th edition. The overall theme of the 2016 competition is ‘Gold 4.0- Innovate outside of the box’ with group themes of ‘Renewed Traditions’, ‘Time and Tides’, and ‘Future Construction’.

A shuttle bus service will run between the HKCEC and Asia World-Expo during the overlapping period of the two fairs. A kaleidoscope of events adds colour to the shows, including the opening ceremony, cocktail reception, gala dinner, mini-
parades, seminar series, buyer forum and industry experts’ presentations.

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