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  • 33rd edition in 2016
  • Concurrently held with the 3rd edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show
  • 2,502 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions showcased their products
  • The show attracted 49,294 buyers from 143 countries and regions

 


 

Successful Twin Jewellery Shows

 

Under the “Two Shows, Two Venues” arrangement for the third year, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council organised two jewellery shows in early March 2016 with jewellery raw materials and finished jewellery collections separated into two exhibition venues.

 

The 33rd edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and the 3rd edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show held at the AsiaWorld-Expo, together welcomed more than 80,000 buyers from 147 countries and regions.  As the world’s preeminent marketplace for fine jewellery, the two five-day shows featured more than 4,380 exhibitors from 54 countries and regions, offering a more spacious and comprehensive trading platform for both exhibitors and buyers, thus creating more business opportunities.

 

“Despite global economic challenges, the two shows continued to attract local and overseas buyers,” said Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC. “This demonstrates the international significance of the two shows, which form the world’s largest jewellery marketplace, reinforcing Hong Kong’s position as a proven global sourcing hub for the industry.”

 

A Glamorous Show for Finished Jewellery

 

The 2016 edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show was held from 3 to 7 March 2016, featuring 2,502 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions around the world, with first time participants from Egypt, Myanmar and Romania.  The strong international nature of the show was also manifest in its 15 group pavilions including the debut pavilion from France, as well as Chinese mainland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.  Four trade organisation pavilions were present in the Show. The pavilion organisers include Platinum Guild International, Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute and Japan Jewellery Association. Co-organised by the HKJJA Exhibition Service Limited and Fiera di Vicenza, the T-GOLD+METS pavilion displayed professional jewellery and watchmaking machinery, equipment, technology and supplies to meet the needs of buyers.

 

Favorable buyer attendance reaffirmed the growing popularity and importance of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show. The 2016 show successfully attracted a record number of 49,294 buyers from 143 countries and regions, up 4.8% over last year.

 

Over 110 overseas buying missions were organized with more than 7,400 companies representing some 9,300 buyers from 78 countries and regions. The presence of a number of renowned jewelers was secured, including Wallace Bishop Jewellers from Australia, Vivara from Brazil, Aphea from France, Home Shopping Europe GmbH from Germany, Gitanjali Group from India, PT. Gold Martindo from Indonesia, As-me ESTELLE from Japan, Szuchman Gold International from Poland, Gold4U from Russia, Efva Attling Stockholm from Sweden, Blue Nile, Inc. and Helzberg Diamond from USA, Pure Gold from the UAE and Zbird from the Chinese mainland.

 

House of the Shining Jewels

 

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2016 spotlighted a diverse range of jewellery in different themed areas.

 

As an elite section reserved for exclusive and high-end fine jewellery masterpieces, Hall of Extraordinary in Grand Hall and Hall 3B featured several exquisitely decorated premium booths showcasing some prestigious jewellery.

 

Located in Hall 1 and Hall 3DE, World of Glamour housed more than 460 Hong Kong-based fine jewellery exhibitors that wished to emphasise the fine quality of their jewellery.

 

Sparkling lights further lure discerning international visitors with the new zone of this year’s Show, Wedding Bijoux zone, which focused on bridal jewellery and wedding rings. Other dedicated theme areas included:

 

  • Antique & Vintage Jewellery Galleria captured the glamour of classic jewellery and watches from bygone times;
  • Designer Galleria was a treasure house for design-driven and contemporary collections;
  • Hall of Fame brought together top-flight brand names in elegant surroundings;
  • Hall of Jade Jewellery highlighted top-grade jadeite jewellery;
  • Hall of Time was dedicated to jewellery watches and timepieces; and
  • Treasures of Craftsmanship presented the masterpieces of cravings from gems, gold or silver as well as precious ornaments

 

Dazzling Insights with the Latest Market Trends

 

More than 20 special events were organized over the fair period, including a wide variety of seminars, networking receptions and jewellery parades.

 

To add more glitz to the Show, a series of seminars were specially designed to illuminate pathways for jewellery professionals by sharing and updating the latest industry development and jewel trend.  For example, there was a seminar on consumer updates of jewellery market was held while another one named “Brand Establishment of Chuk Kam Jewellery” also invited four industry experts to share their insights on how to increase the value of modern-day gold jewellery.  

 

Alongside with a great variety of seminars, parades and networking events were also organised throughout the fair period.

 

The first evening of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2016 began with a Cocktail Reception.  The theme of the thereafter Jewellery Gala Dinner “Royal Cruise” was brilliantly illustrated by parades of jewellery, with glittering offerings created by exhibitors.  Guests showed their appreciation for the fusion dishes designed by celebrated chef Michael Gilligan, Director of Culinary, Royal Caribbean International.

 

Several glamorous jewellery parades featured models wearing exquisite and inspirational exhibits of different themed zones. “Splendour of The Silk Road” Cocktail Reception was organised to provide an informal platform for exhibitors to meet with buyers. Two world-class jewellery auctions, the Paspaley Pearl Auction and the Robert Wan Tahiti Pearls Auction, also took place in conjunction with the Show.

 

Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition Award 2016 goes to

 

Nearly 280 entries were received for the 17th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition, with Ava Chan, Chan Hang-kit and Li Sin-pui winning Best of Show Awards in the Open Group.  This year’s Craftsmanship & Technology Award went to “Butterfly in the City”, a brooch/pendant designed by Ho Siu-chong and sponsored by Cheng & Cheung Co. (HK) Ltd.

 

The Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition’s winning and finalist pieces were on show throughout the fair in the Display Area, Hall 1E Concourse, along with those from the Chuk Kam Jewellery Design Competition.

 

Looking forward

 

The next edition of Hong Kong International Jewellery Show for finished jewellery products will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in early March 2017 while the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show for jewellery raw materials will also be held concurrently at AsiaWorld-Expo.  Be sure to visit both shows for more market trends and sourcing opportunities! For further information, please visit www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow, or contact:

 

Exhibitions Department
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Unit 13, Expo Galleria
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 1830 668
Fax: (852) 2824 0026
E-mail: exhibitions@hktdc.org