Two Major Jewellery Shows Organised By the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The sixth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, which specialises in loose stones and raw materials for jewellery, will run from 26 Feb to 2 March 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo, while the 36th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which focuses on finished jewellery, will take place from 28 Feb to 4 March 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The twin shows will welcome more than 4,600 exhibitors from about 50 countries and regions, forming the world’s largest jewellery marketplace.
Japan as a partner country
The HKTDC collaborates with the Japan Pearl Exporters’ Association and the Japan Pearl Promotion Society to invite Japan as this year’s partner country for the first time. Group pavilions at the shows will gather about 130 Japanese pearl and jewellery exporters. A wide range of activities including jewellery parades, press event, networking event as well as a seminar on market trends will be organised.
The two shows also continue to attract industry organisations and associations across the world. Pavilions include Colombia’s A CODES, Antwerp World Diamond Centre, International Coloured Gemstone Association, Israel Diamond Institute, Japan Jewellery Association, New York Diamond Dealers Club, Tanzanite Foundation and India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council. The shows attracted about 87,000 buyers from 145 countries and regions in the last edition, manifesting the shows are key promotion and sourcing platforms for global industry players.
Exquisite jewellery raw materials at Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show
The Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show at AsiaWorld-Expo specialises in jewellery raw materials including loose diamonds, precious stones, semi-precious stones and pearls. Three special zones include the “Hall of Fine Diamonds”, which will gather the world’s top diamond suppliers; the “Treasures of Nature”, a zone that is dedicated to finest coloured gems; and the “Treasures of Ocean”, which will display quality pearls.
The debut of Amber Jewellery zone and Avenue of Jewellery Creators at Jewellery Show
The Jewellery Show at the HKCEC showcases an extensive array of fine jewellery under various themed zones. The “Hall of Extraordinary” will display valuable and unique jewellery pieces from over 100 top-tier jewellery companies, while the “Hall of Fame” will spotlight renowned jewellery brands including returning exhibitors Hong Kong’s ELLE, Italy’s Giorgio Visconti, Japan’s Kuwayama, Mainland China’s jewellery chain store Lao Feng Xiang.
A brand-new “Amber Jewellery” zone will showcase distinguished amber jewellery from Korea, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and the United States under one roof. The HKTDC also collaborates with the Asia Pacific Creator Association for the first time to establish “Avenue of Jewellery Creators”, housing creative masterpieces from various jewellery creators.
“Designer Galleria” will gather a number of local and overseas designers’ jewellery brands such as Hong Kong jewellery designers J.P.Cam, Lisa Lee, Michael Wong, as well as Ammie Kang and Wang Yue Yaw from Taiwan.
Other enthralling theme zones include the “World of Glamour” showcasing the Haute craftsmanship of Hong Kong jewellers; the “Hall of Time” dedicated to luxury watches and timepieces; “IT Solutions for Jewellery” zone showing the latest technology and solutions for the jewellery industry. And the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association and the Italian Exhibition Group SpA will collaborate to present the “T-GOLD+METS” Pavilion, featuring international exhibitors of professional jewellery and watchmaking machinery, equipment, technology and supplies.
Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition to promote local designs
To promote local craftsmanship and creativity, the HKTDC joins hands with Hong Kong Jewellers’ & Goldsmiths’ Association, Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association and Diamond Federation of Hong Kong to organise the 20th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition. Divided into the Open Group and the Student Group, the competition is themed “Be Connected, Be United”. The result will be announced at the Press Conference in late February 2019. Designs of the finalists will be on display during the show period, unveiling unique local creativity to international players.
Multi-faceted programme to facilitate business exchange
The shows deliver an all-rounded programme of jewellery parades, seminars, buyer forums and networking events that bring trending market intelligence to industry players. On the first evening of the Jewellery Show (28 Feb), a spectacular gala dinner under the theme “Dionysus” will be hosted for local and overseas industry professionals to expand business networks over fine food and wine. The award presentation ceremony of the biennial International Jewellery Design Excellence Award will also be held at the cocktail reception prior to the gala dinner. The award gathers the champions of various jewellery design competitions worldwide to run for the champion of the champions.