The safety of exhibitors and buyers has always been a priority for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). With the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation in place, overseas exhibitors and buyers would have great difficulty joining the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show 2020 and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2020 on 18-21 May as originally scheduled. After consultation with the industry, the HKTDC will further reschedule the twin fairs to 3-6 August 2020 to be held at AsiaWorld-Expo.
Large-scale international exhibitions are important channels through which global jewellers can expand their business. To help industry players capture business opportunities during this difficult time, HKTDC launched a month-long Spring Virtual Expo @ hktdc.com Sourcing on 1 April 2020, enabling global suppliers to maintain and establish contact with buyers during the traditional peak sourcing season. When the situation improves, the HKTDC will resume physical exhibitions as soon as possible to help global buyers and sellers recover the business lost during the pandemic. HKTDC will also provide O2O Business Connect business-matching service with video conferences for buyers who cannot attend the fairs.
It is hoped that the online promotion together with the physical exhibitions in August can complement each other and maximise synergy. The HKTDC will monitor the situation closely and provide details of the rescheduling arrangement to exhibitors and buyers in due course. For enquiries, please visit the official website www.hkjewellery.hktdc.com, call HKTDC’s hotline (852) 1830 668 or email [email protected].