The 2016 edition of the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair, which took place at the Taipei World Trade Centre from October 21 to 24, attracted 6,963 buyers from 36 countries and regions, data from trade show organiser UBM Asia showed.
The organiser further reported that 6,127 visitors were from Taiwan, accounting for 88 percent of the total buyer turnout, while 836 came from overseas. The top three visiting countries were mainland China, India and Japan.
The event featured 183 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions.
The opening ceremony was attended by Ming-Li Hung, chairman of the Taiwan Jewelry Industry Association, Chang Geng Hung, chairman of the Taipei Jewelers’ Association, and Sabine Liu, general manager of UBM Asia Ltd in Taiwan, and representatives of local and overseas jewellery associations.
Dr. Po-ya Chang, president of Taiwan Control Yuan, also graced the event. “The large number of high-level representatives from the jewellery industry attests to the status of the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair as the leading professional trade platform in Taiwan,” the organiser noted.
A fashion show sponsored by Chia Ta Jewellery, meanwhile, showcased 20 high-end jadeite and coloured gemstone jewellery. The second edition of the Taiwan Goldsmith’s Craft Competition was likewise concluded with success during the fair, UBM Asia noted.
A symposium on how to invigorate the jewellery industry in Taiwan, organised by the Taiwan Jewelry Industry Association, was also well attended.
A series of seminars was also held during the fair. The topics included “E-Commerce: Future of Fine Jewellery,” “Potential Growth and Trend of Coloured Gemstone Market” and “Contemporary Jewellery Design – Artistic Conception of the East vs Rational Intellect of the West.”
The 5th edition of the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair is scheduled for November 3 to 6, 2017 at the Taipei World Trade Centre.