23 Feb 2004
A Glittering Show(HKTDC Jewellery, Vol 01,2004)
A Glittering Show
Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2004
March 2-5, 2004
|Opening Hours||Buyer Registration Counter|
|March 2 (Tue)||10:30am - 6pm||10am - 5:30pm|
|March 3-4 (Wed-Thur)||10am - 6pm||9:30am - 5:30pm|
|March 5 (Fri)||10am - 5pm||9:30am - 4:30pm|
Visitor Enquiries: (852) 2240-4388
All kinds of fine jewellery, diamonds, pearl, gems, watches & clocks, related jewellery products and services.
- Diamond jewellery
- South Sea pearls
- Platinum jewellery
- Cultured pearls
- 24K fine gold jewellery
- Freshwater pearls
- Gemset jewellery
- Silver jewellery
- Coloured gemstones
- Antique jewellery
- Jewellery mountings
- Pearl jewellery
- Jewellery carvings/display ornaments
- Jewellery watches
- Jewellery display & packaging materials
- Brand name watches
- Jewellery machinery, tools & equipment
- Complete watches & clocks
42,500 square metres
Halls 1, 2, 3, 5, Grand Hall, Atrium 2 and Mezzanine 1, 2
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Jewellers' & Goldsmiths' Association
Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association
Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association
Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd
The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd
Trade Only. Visitors under 18 will not be admitted
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Unit 13, Expo Galleria, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2584-4333
Fax: (852) 2824-0026
Sure to shine
Not only will the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2004 glitter and sparkle with a feast of irresistible exhibits, it will also offer overseas visitors a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity.
Astute visitors will take advantage of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) recently signed by the Hong Kong and Chinese mainland governments, which allows overseas companies that enter into a partnership with a local supplier to gain access to the world's most sought-after market - the mainland.
CEPA lets Hong Kong manufacturers and suppliers enjoy generous tariff privileges for 273 types of goods and products entering the mainland, including jewellery.
"This is an incredible add-on for what in any case is easily going to be our best and most spectacular jewellery show," says Hong Kong Trade Development Council Senior Exhibitions Manager Anne Chick.
"The word is out in international business circles that Hong Kong is back on a roll, and we are confidently anticipating a bumper attendance during the show, which runs from Tuesday March 2 to Friday March 5."
Chick notes that the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show has gone from strength to strength over the past 25 years, building an international reputation as the must showplace.
"In addition to many tried-and-tested old favourites, there will also be three completely new sections with a myriad of fresh attractions," she adds (see box story).
Every indicator confirms Chick's expectations for a highly successful show, which will expand over Halls 1,2,3 and 5 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, plus the Grand Hall, Atrium 2 and Mezzanine 1 and 2.
A very significant factor is the strong growth in the number of exhibitors over the past three shows, participation increasing from 958 in 2001 to 1,186 last year, drawn from 30 countries and regions.
A correspondingly large jump in buyer attendance was particularly noticeable at last year's show, with an increase of 26.5% recorded for overseas buyers from 105 countries and regions and an overall increase of 19.2% in buyers generally.
Asia is again expected to provide the greatest number of buyers, having comprised 62% of the 2003 attendance. Next followed North America (14.55%), Europe (14.20%), Australia and the Pacific Islands (4.81%), with buyers from Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa making up the balance.
This year there will be 13 pavilions presenting the finest products from Belgium, the Chinese mainland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, the US and the International Coloured Gemstone Association.
The exhaustive spread of quality products will include many individual items mounted on or incorporating platinum, 24K gold, silver, diamonds, jade, gemstones and South Sea, cultured and freshwater pearls.
This will be complemented by an even bigger Watch and Clock Pavilion, which proved an instant success when it was launched last year to showcase the latest brand name collections from 48 companies.
Other must-see features include the World of Pearl and Gems and the Designer Jewellery Galleria. The first unveils stunning displays of pearls, loose diamonds and gemstones from about 280 exhibitors, while the second features collections of the most elegant and desirable pieces from more than 30 designer labels.
Buyers anxious to keep up with the newest in design trends should not miss two special displays - the winning designs in the 5th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition, and the Chuk Kam (24K gold) Jewellery Design Competition.
WRITTEN BY GEOFFREY SOMERS
Three of the best
Three exciting new attractions will be launched this year to ensure that the 2004 Hong Kong International Jewellery Show continues its pacesetting role - Le Salon Extraordinaire, the Japan Jewellery Association Pavilion and the Platinum Guild International Pavilion.
Le Salon Extraordinaire will be something different, daring and delightful, with surprises that will bring a gasp to the most hardened buyer's lips, according to Hong Kong Trade Development Council Senior Exhibitions Manager Anne Chick. "This new section is designed to cater for companies offering premium and luxurious jewellery, rendering this a dedicated area for distinctive top-range jewellery," she explains.
The Japan Jewellery Association Pavilion will showcase the top products of the country's well-established and highly regarded jewellery industry. The Association, which has the support of the Japanese government, has initiated the pavilion to illustrate the industry's significant advances and promote its delicate and desirable products.
The Platinum Guild International Pavilion
will promote a passion for platinum as the most precious jewellery of choice.
It will supply information and practical advice to help jewellery buyers "make
informed and inspired decisions", and also offers the jewellery trade specialist
knowledge and resources to stimulate business.
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