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HKTDC’s Twin Shows: World's largest jewellery marketplace opens next week

22 february 2019
Two major jewellery shows organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open next week. The sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which showcases jewellery raw materials, will take place at AsiaWorld-Expo from 26 Feb to 2 March, while the 36th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which specialises in finished fine jewellery, will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai from 28 Feb to 4 March. This year, the two shows will feature a record of more than 4,600 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions, once again forming the world's largest jewellery marketplace.
HKTDC Acting Executive Director Benjamin Chau said, "Though the Sino-US trade conflict has been looming large over all sectors and industries, Hong Kong exports of fine jewellery showed healthy growth of 13.3% year on year to reach HK$57 billion in 2018. Exports to the United States, Hong Kong's largest jewellery export market, were particularly robust, growing by 18.1%.”
The two shows continue to receive support from industry organisations and jewellery associations from around the world. A total of 38 pavilions, including those from Australia, Mainland China, France, Germany, Italy, Myanmar, India and the US, will set up group pavilions at the shows. Japan as first-time partner country to showcase rare pearls.
Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show runs from 26 Feb to 2 March, specialising in the raw materials used in the jewellery industry, will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo. The show is organised into different themed zones, including the Hall of Fine Diamonds, which showcases prime quality diamonds of different shapes, cuts, grades and rare colours.
The Jewellery Show runs from 28 Feb to 4 March (opening on 28 Feb) and will feature a wide array of finished jewellery and exquisite craftsmanship. A total of 38 renowned jewellery brands will converge at the Hall of Fame to showcase their collections. The Hall of Extraordinary will display skillfully crafted, valuable and unique jewellery pieces from some 100 companies.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished