Monday, June 16, 2008

Hong Kong June Fair Expanded; 1,100+ Exhibitors Expected

The Hong Kong Jewellery and Watch Fair, to run June 19 - 22, is expected to see over 4,000 buyers from 89 countries and upwards of 1,100 exhibitors, making up stand-alone booths, as well as themed and group pavilions.

This year’s show will include an expanded diamond pavilion with over 120 diamond companies, a Jadeite Gallery, fine jewelry, silver jewelry and more.

In addition, for the first time, exhibitors from Singapore have organized a group pavilion. Antwerp, Mainland China, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.S. will also have a pavilion.

2008 marks the event’s 21st year, and show organizers say the attraction of the event lies in its time and size. “June is just the right time for jewelers to restock in the middle of the year. Over the decades, the fair has continually built on its success, with over 1,250 exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions taking part in the 2008 fair,” CMP Asia Director of Jewellery Fairs Celine Lau said.

“Strong export growth, good timing, perfect location and professional organization are just some of the factors which make it the largest mid-year jewelry event in Asia,” Lau added.

He also announced the expansion of the show this year to include the grand hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which will provide space for an additional 300 booths.

Two pearl auctions, on June 16-18 and June 19-20, will be held in conjunction with the show, as will two seminars presented by the GIA and the Gemmological Association of Hong Kong (GAHK).

The June Hong Kong Fair is held concurrently with Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – June (AFJ), to be held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Buyers to the Hong Kong fair would be provided with free access to AFJ.

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