The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (June Fair) ended successfully on 22 June at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Fair, which celebrates its 27th anniversary this year, featured 1,894 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions. They showcased a wide range of quality fine jewellery and jewellery-related materials in over 70,000 square metres of exhibition space. The Fair welcomed 26,103 visitors from 117 countries and regions over its four-day run. Both exhibitor and visitor numbers are new records for the Fair.
A number of the theme pavilions, including the Gemstone, Diamond and Pearl Pavilions, were re-located this year to respond to the demand for more exhibition space. “The growth in exhibition space is a milestone of the June Fair. By accommodating more exhibitors, the June Fair’s position as a diverse mid-year marketplace is further strengthened. The encouraging visitor figures further confirm the popularity of the Fair in international markets,” said Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia.
Ms Lau continued: “The roughly 10-percent growth in the number of visitors from Asia compared to last year’s edition shows that the region continues to be the engine of growth for the luxury jewellery market. The growth in the number of visitors from mainland China and India remained at double-digits this year. This proves these two markets are still robust and growing. We also noticed an increase in the number of buyers from markets outside Asia; Mexico, Tanzania and Colombia were among these markets. This illustrates development of jewellery markets in various regions.”
The total number of unique visitors over the four days was 26,103, with a record of 48,248 visits during the fair period. The visitors came from 117 countries and regions that 9,332 visitors (36 percent) were Hong Kong based while 16,771 (64 percent) of the crowd were from overseas.
A press conference on the “JNA Awards 2014 – Announcement of Honourees” was held on 19 June. The JNA Awards is oganised annually by JNA. It honours innovators and leaders in the international jewellery industry in manufacturing, branding, retailing, best business practices, innovation, sustainability and outstanding contribution. The Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner for this industry-wide event will be held in September.
Preview of Mineral Gem & Asia
Mineral & Gem Asia, a comprehensive trade fair organised by UBM Asia, will be held from 27 to 30 June 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo. As a preview of this brand new fair, a special exhibition co-organised by UBM Asia and The Munich Show was held at the June Fair.
The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong (GAHK) hosted a seminar called “Colored Gemstones: Oldtimer and Newcomer” and “New Findings in Fei Cui Coming Along with Business Opportunities” on 21 June. SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute hosted “Sustainable Pearls Forum” on 21 June.
A world-class pearl auction, the 52nd Paspaley Pearl Auction, was held during the Fair.
The Alrosa Group, Russia's the leading diamond mining company, conducted its first-ever diamond auction at the June Fair.
September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014
15 - 19 September 2014, AsiaWorld-Expo • Hong Kong
Exhibits profile: diamonds, gemstones, pearls, equipment & packaging
17 - 21 September 2014, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
The September edition of Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair (AFJ) is held in conjunction with the September Jewellery & Gem Fair. AFJ runs for four days – from 15 – 18 September 2014 — at AsiaWorld-Expo.
June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015
The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair will be held from 25 – 28 June 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Mineral & Gem Asia 2015
The first edition of Mineral & Gem Asia, a comprehensive trade fair organised by UBM Asia, will be held from 27 to 30 June 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo. The Fair is positioned as an international trading platform for suppliers and buyers from fields of geology, mineralogy, architecture, interior design and the arts. It is expected to attract gallery and museum curators, loose gem traders and private collectors, among others. Exhibitors will offer a wide variety of rough and polished gemstones, fossils, decorative and ancient stones, art pieces and rough, loose, semi- & fully finished mineral products.
Other important jewellery fairs organised by UBM Asia
Hangzhou International Jewellery & Gem Fair
Dates: 21 – 24 November 2014
Venue: Zhejiang World Trade International Exhibition Center
China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shanghai
Dates: 6 – 9 November 2014
Venue: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shenzhen
Dates: April 2015
Venue: Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center
Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair
Dates: 23 – 26 October 2014 Dates: 21 – 24 November 2014
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Venue: Taipei World Trade Center
Japan Jewellery Fair Jewellery & Gem Fair - Europe
Dates: 26 – 28 August 2014 Dates: 22 – 25 March 2015
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center Venue: Messe Freiburg, Germany
New Delhi Jewellery & Gem Fair Gujarat Jewellery & Gem Fair
Dates: 6 – 8 September 2014 Dates: 21 – 23 November 2014
Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Venue: Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre
Kolkata Jewellery & Gem Fair Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition
Dates: 10 – 12 January 2015 Dates: 14 – 16 February 2015
Venue: Milan Mela Exhibition Complex Venue: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India
Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl & Gem Fair
Dates: 5 – 7 June 2015
Venue: HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad, India
JUNWEX Moscow, JUNWEX Watch
Dates: 1 – 5 October 2014
Venue: All-Russian Exhibition Centre, Moscow
JUNWEX St. Petersburg JUNWEX New Russian Style
Dates: 4 – 8 February 2015
Venue: LENEXPO, St. Petersburg Dates: 27 – 31 May 2015
Venue: All-Russian Exhibition Centre, Moscow
Istanbul Jewelry Show – I Istanbul Jewelry Show – II
Dates: 12 – 15 March 2015
Venue: Istanbul Fair Center (CNR EXPO), Turkey Dates: 16 – 19 October 2014
Venue: Istanbul Fair Center (CNR EXPO), Turkey
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