Being one of the world's top three jewellery events, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is an excellent venue to advance business in this shining industry. The show celebrated its 30th edition in 2013 by returning to its regular position in the trade event calendar during 5 to 9 March 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The 2013 edition featured a record-breaking of 3,341 exhibitors, equivalent to a growth of 7% over last year. The exhibitors came from 49 countries and regions around the world, with first time participants from Cyprus, Lebanon and Peru. The strong international nature of the show was also manifest in its 17 group pavilions such as Brazil, the Chinese mainland, Colombia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States; and trade organisation pavilions from Antwerp World Diamond Centre, International Colored Gemstone Association, Israel Diamond Institute, Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, Japan Jewellery Association, Japan Pearl Exporters' Association and Platinum Guild International.
Favorable buyer attendance reaffirmed the growing popularity and importance of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show. The 2013 show successfully attracted a record number of 42,113 buyers from 138 countries and regions, up 10.5% over last year. Asia (+17%), Middle East (+16%) and Australia & Pacific Islands (+13%) were the top regions, whilst favorable results were also obtained from the emerging markets such as Africa (+7%), and mature markets such as North America (+3%) and Europe (+1%).
Moreover 89 overseas buying missions were organized from more than 4,000 companies representing over 6,100 buyers from 80 countries and regions. They included Australia’s Leading Edge Jewellers, Canada’s The Shopping Channel, Japan’s Mitsuwa Co Ltd, Kazakhstan’s Kazakhyuvelir, Russia’s Moscow Jewellery Plant, Saudi Arabia’s Al Sowyan Co Ltd, Singapore’s On Cheong Company and the US’s Richline Group.
House of the Shining Jewels
The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2013 spotlighted a diverse range of jewellery in different themed areas for buyers’ ease of sourcing. They 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 Chic featured the latest silver and fine jewellery collections;|
|•||Hall of Extraordinary was an elite section reserved for exclusive and high-end fine jewellery masterpieces;|
|•||Hall of Fame brought together top-flight brand names in elegant surroundings;|
|•||Hall of Jade Jewellery highlighted top-grade jadeite jewellery;|
|•||Hall of Nature gave prominence to loose diamonds, precious stones, South Sea pearls and Tahiti pearls;|
|•||Hall of Time was dedicated to jewellery watches and timepieces; and|
|•||World of Glamour played host to Hong Kong-based exhibitors that wished to emphasise the fine quality of their jewellery.|
|•||Exclusive Showrooms offered dedicated area for exhibitors specialising in high quality diamonds and fine jewellery;|
Lustrous Chain of Events
More than 20 special events were organized over the fair period, including a wide variety of seminars, networking receptions and jewellery parades.
The seminars spotlighted topical issues such as coloured gemstone and diamond trends, global jewellery trends for strategic marketing, jewellery design and investment trend as well as market trends in the United States, Europe & Chinese mainland.
The glamorous jewellery parades featured models wearing inspirational exhibits of different zones. Lively networking events like “The Glitter of Pearls” Networking Reception and Carat Party offered exhibitors and buyers opportunities to mingle and conduct business in a more relaxing ambience. A “ASEAN Countries” cocktail reception was also organised to provide an informal platform for exhibitors to meet with buyers from the ASEAN economies.
Two world-class jewellery auctions also took place during the show, the Gerdau Pearl Auction and the Robert Wan Tahiti Pearls Auction.
International Jewellery Design Excellence Award 2013 goes to...
Aimed at recognising professional elites from around the world, the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award 2013 was a biennial event organised by the HKTDC jointly with Hong Kong Jewellers’ and Goldsmiths’ Association, Hong Kong Jewellery and Jade Manufacturers Association, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association and the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong. Record breaking 187 entries from 28 countries and regions were received for the competition this year. Russian designer, Ilgiz F., won the “Champion of the Champions” title for a second time with his Butterflies ring and earring collection. Winning items of the competition were on display in prominent locations at the fairground to provide inspirations for fair attendees.
Looking forward: With two venues for two glittering shows
Starting from March 2014, the world-renowned Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will split into two brilliant shows at two great venues, providing even more business opportunities! The next Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will be held during 5-9 March 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre for finished jewellery products while the brand new HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will be held concurrently from 3 to 7 March 2014 at AsiaWorld-Expo for jewellery raw materials. Be sure to visit both shows for more market trends and sourcing opportunities! For further information, please visit www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow, or contact:
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