June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 14% bigger in exhibition space
May 2012 – Fair organiser UBM Asia Ltd opens its largest-ever June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair on 21 June at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The fair, which is one of Asia’s top three fine jewellery events, will house more than 1,700 exhibitors from 36 countries and regions in 64,000 square metres of exhibition space, 14 percent bigger than previous June editions.
“This growth confirms the industry’s recognition of the June Fair as an effective way to promote products and meet target buyers,” said Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia Ltd.
Ms Lau added that Hong Kong’s free-trade policy, which offers a business-friendly environment for the international trade, has helped boost the mid-year fair’s attraction. “Hong Kong’s proximity to the booming economies of mainland China, India and the rest of Asia has made the city the preferred launch pad for companies looking to break into these markets.”
The June Fair’s location – Hong Kong – one of the world’s freest economies is an added value to the fair, she noted. “Hong Kong is a leading jewellery trade hub. In 2011, it was the world’s fifth largest exporter of precious jewellery. A lot of these exports are transacted at our jewellery fairs such as the June edition. This year, the June Fair will have a record number of 1,700-plus exhibitors. It will feature 14 group pavilions, including Antwerp, Brazil, mainland China, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, Taiwan region and the International Colored Gemstones Association.”
Ms Lau further noted the fair’s role in the diamond trade. “Demand for diamond jewellery has increased rapidly despite tough conditions in traditional diamond consuming markets in Europe and the US. Emerging economies such as China and India play a big part in this growth. Diamond traders from around the world come to our fairs to explore business opportunities. This year, we are proud to announce that the Diamond Pavilion is the biggest ever in the fair’s history. The expanded Diamond Pavilion now occupies Halls 3F and 3G as well as the Convention Hall. Total 415 diamond exhibitors from 10 countries and regions are in the Diamond Pavilion,” said Ms Lau, who thanked the industry and various associations for their support.
Aside from diamonds, a wide range of quality finished jewellery, gemstones and pearls and other jewellery raw materials await buyers.
Hong Kong Premier Pavilion
The Hong Kong Premier Pavilion (HKPP) has become an exclusive showcase of the city’s best since its launch in 2009. This year, a select group of more than 30 Hong Kong outstanding jewellery brands will feature their excellently crafted jewellery creations in Halls 1D & 1E of HKCEC.
Fine Design Pavilion & Fine Gem Pavilion
Located at the Grand Hall of HKCEC, the Fine Design Pavilion (FDP) and the Fine Gem Pavilion (FGP) are esteemed venues for the world’s finest jewellery and gemstones. Over 80 renowned jewellers will showcase a tantalizing spread of the world’s finest jewellery, top-quality loose diamonds, luxurious gemstones and lustrous pearls, invaluable antique and estate jewellery and other exclusive one-offs that traders and connoisseurs are sure to enjoy.
Clear Product Sectorisation – Sourcing at ease
The fair’s large scale and the wide variety of products offered are easy to navigate, thanks to clear product sectorisation. Exhibitors at the June Fair are grouped under 12 specialty pavilions according to the products they offer. These are Fine Design Pavilion, Fine Gem Pavilion, Hong Kong Premier Pavilion, Jadeite Gallery, Fine Jewellery, Antique & Vintage Jewellery, Silver & Stainless Steel Jewellery, Diamonds, Pearls, Gemstones, Mounting Jewellery and Jewellery Accessories, Packaging, Tools & Equipment. With such buyer-friendly setup, buyers can easily locate the products they are interested in, while exhibitors can easily meet their target buyers.
Display of IU Awards final entries
Final entries in the IU Awards, the world’s first international gem cutting and jewellery design competition jointly organised by UBM Asia and the International Color Gemstone Association (ICA), will be displayed at the Grand Foyer on 23 and 24 June.
The Tanzanite Foundation and Tanzanite One Limited will host a seminar on 23 June morning at the meeting room S226 – S227 of HKCEC. Two topics – “Tanzanite in the global supply chain…Mine to market” and “History, Features and Benefits of Tanzanite” will be presented in the seminar.
The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong (GAHK) will host a seminar on “Kashmir sapphires: Potential and limitations of origin determination by chemical fingerprinting with LA ICP mass spectrometry” on 23 June afternoon at the meeting room S226 – S227 of HKCEC.
www.JewelleryNetAsia.com will host two hands-on workshops on “Digital Marketing for Jewellery Professionals” on 22 and 23 June at the meeting room S228 of HKCEC.
One Location – Dual Attractions
Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – June takes place from 21 – 24 June in the same venue as the June Fair. AFJ’s June edition features a wide array of high-quality fashion jewellery and accessories and the latest trends for coming seasons. Visitors have free access to both fairs.
The Fair is held in conjunction with two well-known pearl auctions:
Dates Pearl Auctions
18 – 20 June The 5th Gerdau Pearl Auction*
22 – 23 June The 55th Robert Wan Tahiti Perles Auctions*
* Remarks: By invitation only
Fair Dates & Opening Hours
Dates Opening Hours
21 – 23 June 10:30am – 6:30pm
24 June 10:30am – 5:30pm
– For jewellery trade only and visitors under age 18 will not be admitted.
• The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong
• Gemological Institute of America (Hong Kong)
• Hong Kong Gold & Silver Ornament Workers & Merchants General Union
• The Kowloon Pearls, Precious Stones, Jade, Gold and Silver Ornament Merchants Association
For visiting enquiries, please contact:
Visitor Promotion Department, Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia Ltd
Tel: (852) 2516 2115/ 2585 6127
Fax: (852) 3749 7344
For media enquiries, please contact:
Marketing Communications Department, Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia Ltd
Tel: (852) 2585 6179
Fax: (852) 3749 7318