Have you heard of the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, which was held, from 21 to 27 September? This event is one of the world’s biggest international jewellery fair, featuring exhibitors from 44 countries, 21 group and country pavilions and 23,248 visitors from all over the world.
This year’s strong attendance had been a surprise for all, as expectations for the fair had initially been low due to China’s slowing economic growth and weak U.S. consumer confidence amidst financial market volatility.
According to Ms Celine Lau, director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia, the visitor figures have been very encouraging and had surprised the organisers. Despite the weak economy conditions, the fair still saw a 5 percent increase in the number of visitors, compared to the previous year. Additionally, while the number of visitors from the United States was down, the rate of decline had been less than what was forecasted.
Closer to home, Singapore will be having its largest fine jewellery fair – the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair, from 22th to 25th October. Exclusively endorsed by the Singapore Jewellers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore, Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is the largest fine jewellery event in Singapore and the region. This four-day event will feature a stunning array of the most exquisite diamond jewellery and finely crafted designs. Returning for its third year as the largest fine jewellery event in the region, visitors will find themselves stepping into an extraordinary world of glitter and glamour featuring more than 100,000 pieces of fine jewellery and gems, covering an extensive price range from hundreds to millions of dollars.
This third edition of Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair will present a greater variety of diamond jewellery, and visitors are in for bigger surprises, with more business and trading opportunities than the previous two editions. UBM Asia, being the organiser of the world’s largest and most professional international jewellery fairs, is uniquely positioned to deliver a world-class experience to visitors of the fair. As one of the largest luxury destination in the world, Singapore is an ideal epicentre for staging the fair and the organisers are confident that the third edition will surpass both exhibitors’ and visitors’ expectations
The 2014 fair had concluded with 89 percent of visitors expressing their satisfaction with the quality of exhibitors and 80 percent of visitors sharing their interest to visit the fair again. If you are keen on attending this year’s event, register here.