Friday, October 18, 2013

3,600+ exhibitors at UBM’s September jewellery show in Hong Kong

News this week: The 31st edition of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, organised by UBM Asia, concluded last month with record-breaking numbers - 3,633 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions.

UBM hosted the seven-day show at the two venues in Hong Kong. AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) from 11th to 15th September featured the raw materials, equipment and packaging sectors; while the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) displayed the fine jewellery section from 13th to 17th September.

Celine Lau, director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia, said, “Demand for diamonds and gemstones was robust. The 6.8% growth in visitor numbers from Asia compared to last year’s edition tells us that the region continues to be the engine of growth for the luxury jewellery market. Specifically, the number of buyers from the Chinese mainland was up 11% and India up 11.6%. We also noticed growth in the number of buyers from other Asian markets such as Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.”

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