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Hong Kong Int'l Jewellery Show 2003(HKTDC Jewellery, Vol 01,2003)

Vol.1 2003





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Hong Kong Int'l Jewellery Show 2003

Hong Kong Int'l Jewellery Show 2003

March 4-7, 2003


Total Exhibitors
2003 (Expected): Up to 1,160
2002: 990

Total Visitors
2003 (Expected): 17,000
2002: 16,901

Product Mix
All types of fine jewellery and gems, related products and services, including: diamond jewellery; platinum jewellery; 24K fine gold jewellery; gemset jewellery; silver jewellery; antique jewellery; pearl jewellery; South Sea pearls; cultured pearls; freshwater pearls; diamonds; coloured gemstones; jewellery mountings; carvings and display ornaments; jewellery display and packaging material; machinery, tools and equipment; complete watches & clocks and high-quality watches (jewellery watches, and brand-name watches).

Group Pavilions

Belgium, ICA, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Scale
42,500 square metres

Venue
Halls 1, 2, 3, 5, Grand Hall and Atrium 2
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Organiser
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Co-Organisers
Hong Kong Jewellers' & Goldsmiths' Assn
Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Mfrs Assn
Hong Kong Jewelry Mfrs' Assn
Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China

Sponsors
Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Assn Ltd
The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd

Admission
Trade visitors only. Visitors under age 18 will not be admitted.

Enquiries
Exhibitions Department
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
E-mail: exhibitions@tdc.org.hk
Web site: hkenterprise.com

A Sparkling Success

Asia's leading jewellery show will reach new heights this year with more than 1,160 fine jewellery and quality watchmakers signing up for the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 4-7.

Endorsement from the prestigious Union des Foires Internationales organisation and Trade Fair Certification from the US Department of Commerce have reaffirmed the show's hard-earned reputation as a jewellery industry event that is simply not to be missed.

This year's show will cover five exhibition halls, translating into an additional 9,000 square metres of gross space to house more exhibit categories and product selections. The jewellery pavilions will include Belgium, India (new), Israel, Italy, Korea, Singapore (new), Taiwan, Thailand and the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA).

Major product categories to be displayed cover 24K fine gold jewellery, antique jewellery, brand-name watches, coloured gemstones, complete watches and clocks, cultured pearls, diamonds, diamond jewellery, freshwater pearls, gemset jewellery, jewellery carvings and display ornaments, jewellery display and packaging materials, jewellery machinery, tools and equipment, jewellery mountings, jewellery watches, pearl jewellery, platinum jewellery, silver jewellery and South Sea pearls.

Highlights of 2003 include the debut of the Watch & Clock Pavilion (featuring complete watches and clocks and brand-name collections), the Designer Jewellery Galleria for branded jewellery and designer items, the World of Pearl and Gem devoted to pearls and precious stones, and the winning entries of the 4th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition.

"With 19 years of development, the jewellery show has evolved into one of the most important trade fairs in the region, and has accumulated hundreds of loyal buyers," observes Anne Chick, TDC senior exhibitions manager.

Exhibitors like Swee-keng Cheong, commercial specialist of the US and Foreign Commercial Service agree. "We've received very positive responses from US traders who are all very happy with the trade show. They say this expo is far more international than other shows, as they can meet buyers from all over the world, especially from Asia," she says.

HKTDC Jewellery Advisory Committee chairman, Leung Sik Wah JP, believes this year's expanded show reflects strong confidence in the industry as a whole.

"The show draws participants from all corners of the globe, and is now ranked as one of the largest, and most comprehensive, in Asia. Hong Kong companies already produce some of the finest jewellery timepieces in the world and view this event as a chance to demonstrate their commitment to quality and cutting-edge innovation," says Leung.

Hong Kong is the world's second largest exporter of precious jewellery and, as surging export figures show, is growing in strength. Last year, Hong Kong exported US$2.4tn worth of jewellery products, 17% more than the same period year on year.

For those with an eye on building relationships with Chinese mainland firms, the fair is an ideal meeting point. In 2002, the mainland topped the list of overseas visitors with 1,034 buyers, up 37% on the previous year, followed by the US with 903 buyers, up 3.2%. They were followed by Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Australia, Singapore and Italy.

The mainland market has great potential, notes Leung. "The mainland economy is growing robustly. Apart from a manufacturing base, it is also a huge domestic market that no one should miss," he says.

For more information about the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2003, visit the website http://hkjewellery.com.

A Fair Full of Delights

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show gathers more accolades and admirers with each successive showing, thanks to its ever-increasing array of irresistible attractions.

This year's attendees will enjoy an amazing number of impressive highlights including:

  • The inaugural Watch & Clock Pavilion debuts at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2003 with over 40 exhibitors, featuring complete watches and clocks and brand-name collections
  • The Designer Jewellery Galleria, an elite showcase for exclusively branded jewellery and designer collections, will be almost 40% larger this year
  • The World of Pearl and Gem, a section devoted to an exquisite array of pearls - like Akoya, South Sea, Mabe - and precious gems such as diamonds
  • The 4th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition showcases winning designs from Hong Kong's next generation of young and talented jewellery designers, while winning pieces from the 2003 Int'l South Sea Pearl Jewellery Design Competition will also be on display
  • South Sea pearl auctions will be conducted by Paspaley Pearl and Robert Wan Tahiti Perles in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show
  • Seminar programmes to keep fairgoers informed on global trends and new developments in the diamond and jewellery industry
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