All is now set for the holding of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) twin parallel shows, the 32nd-edition of the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show and the 2nd-edition of the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, appropriately described as “the world’s largest jewelry marketplace,” between March 2, 2015 and March 8, 2015. The two shows which were previously held as an integrated single show known as the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show, until the year 2013, were split into two shows held in two different venues, under the new concept of “2 shows 2 venues” in the year 2014. This change was effected mainly in response to the ever-increasing demand for exhibition space and to maximize the buyers’ sourcing opportunities. One show, reserved exclusively for finished jewelry products, still retaining the name “Hong Kong International Jewelry Show,” was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, while the other show christened the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show catered for loose stones and jewelry raw materials and was held at the AsiaWorld-Expo.
The splitting of the show under the “2 shows 2 venues” concept really paid off, as evident from the statistics of exhibitors, visitors and countries that attended the shows. While the integrated show in 2013 attracted 3,200 exhibitors from 49 countries and regions and 42,000 visitors from 138 countries, the split shows in 2014 attracted a total of 3,856 exhibitors from 53 countries and regions , and more than 75,000 visitors from 145 countries and regions.
Following the unprecedented success of the inaugural HKTDC’s March twin shows in 2014, the HKTDC has decided to hold the twin parallel March shows in the year 2015 too. Accordingly, all arrangements have been completed to hold the 32nd-edition of the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show from March 4-8, 2015, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center and the 2nd-Edition of the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show from March 2-6, 2015 at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Over 4,000 exhibitors are expected to take part in the twin shows in 2015, with a corresponding increase in the total number of visitors, countries and regions also anticipated. Two new country pavilions added to the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will accommodate Australia and Colombia. Some of the renowned companies that will participate in this year’s twin shows are Dehres, Kuwayama, Lili Jewelry, Roberto Coin, Waskoll, A. A Rachminov Diamonds, Dimexon and Novel Collection.
The Special Premium Zones at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show are 1) The Antique & Vintage Jewelry Galleria, showcasing the glamour of classic jewellery from bygone times. 2) Hall of Extraordinary, an elite section exclusively for high-end fine jewellery pieces 3) Hall of Fame, bringing together top-tier international brand names in a prestigious and elegant setting 4) The World of Glamour, highlighting the expertise in jewelry manufacturing of Hong Kong-based exhibitors. Other special themed zones are Designer Galleria, Hall of Jade Jewelry and Hall of Time. Apart from these seven special themed zones, this year another special themed zone has also been added to the Jewelry Show. This zone is titled The Treasures of Craftsmanship and will showcase decorative arts, including masterpieces of carvings from gems, gold and silver, as well as precious ornaments.
The Special Premium Zones at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show are 1) Hall of Fine Diamonds, showcasing carat-sized loose diamonds. 2) Treasures of Nature, featuring a rich source of precious stones in many different cuts. A third special themed zone has been added to the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show this year. This zone titled the Treasures of Ocean will feature a variety of top-notch quality pearls both cultured and natural.
A kaleidoscope of parallel fringe events will add colour to the two shows, which apart from the opening ceremony, includes cocktail receptions, gala dinners, mini-parades, series of seminars, buyer’s forums, industry experts’ presentations and two jewelry design competitions, the Hong Kong Jewelry Design Competition and the Biennial International Jewelry Design Excellence Award. The winning pieces of both competitions will be displayed during the period of the shows.
For more information on the two shows please visit the following websites :-
Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: http://www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow
Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show: http://www.hktdc.com/hkdgp