The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair is expected to attract over 56,000 local and overseas visitors during its sevenday run from September 13 to 19 across two venues, according to trade fair organiser UBM Asia.
Opening at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) today, the show is a veritable global marketplace that offers the full spectrum of jewellery, gems and related materials for buyers’ sourcing needs. For exhibitors, the September Hong Kong Fair serves as a powerful platform to grow their business. The wealth of concurrent special events, seminars and receptions likewise provide myriad opportunities to catch up on trends, gain industry insights and network with other industry players. “Participants can expect the same business-friendly environment with reliable and professional services that have become the hallmark of UBM Asia’s fairs over the past several years,” said Sunny Chan, UBM Asia’s senior event manager, Jewellery Fairs.
New attractions at the fair include the CORE pavilion and two group pavilions – the Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association (HKIDA) and the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA). These bring to 26 the number of group pavilions at the 35th September Hong Kong Fair in two venues. The other group pavilions house companies from Antwerp, Brazil, mainland China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the US, and the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA).
The CORE pavilion is a dedicated area for Hong Kong jewellery companies that have supported UBM Asia’s Jewellery & Gem Fairs in Hong Kong over the years and consider Hong Kong as the key platform from which they grow their business. “The launch of the pavilion adds to the exciting line-up of attractions and potential business opportunities,” said Celine Lau, director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia.
Also returning this year after its successful launch at the 2016 fair is the “Diamonds are Natural: Declaration Programme on Diamond Exhibits.” Participating diamond exhibitors display in their booths an official poster from UBM Asia that identifies them as part of the programme, which aims to help buyers make informed purchasing decisions.