The four-day June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair will feature an impressive roster of exhibitors offering outstanding sourcing opportunities when it opens its doors on June 21.
Organised by UBM Asia, the B2B event is acknowledged as the most important mid-year show in the jewellery trade calendar. It is anticipated to host around 2,000 suppliers from 41 countries and regions and from across all the core sectors of the industry. The fair is scheduled for June 21 to 24.
Occupying 70,000 square metres of exhibition space at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the fair is divided into well-defined theme and group pavilions, making navigating the show floor easier for buyers.
The 17 theme pavilions are Antique & Vintage Jewellery; Corals; CORE Pavilion; Designer Arena; Diamonds; Fashion Jewellery; Fei Cui Gallery; Fine Design Pavilion & Fine Gem Pavilion; Fine Jewellery; Gemstones; Jewellery Accessories; Packaging, Tools & Equipment; Jewellery Mountings; Pearls; Silver Jewellery and Stainless Steel Jewellery. The fair will also highlight 18 group pavilions led by countries, regions and trade associations. Adding a new dimension to the India Pavilion this year is the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, which is bringing together more than 50 exhibitors to the Gemstones (Hall 5E) and Diamonds (Hall 3BDCE) sections of the June Fair. The pavilion will span a total area of around 600sqm.
Commenting on the pivotal role played by the June Fair in the jewellery sector, Wolfram Diener, senior vice president of UBM Asia, said, "The June Fair is the only B2B event of its kind in the jewellery industry that occupies this unique mid-year slot. Around this period, jewellers and retailers are gearing up for what they need in the second half of the year, from the collections that they will be presenting at the world’s No. 1 fine jewellery event – the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair – to the merchandise that will be in their display windows come peak buying season. This is the best time to feel the pulse of the market, take stock and review one’s strategies, and place orders.”
The industry landscape is shifting and has grown even more competitive, underscoring the strategic importance of platforms like the June Fair. “Against this evolving backdrop, the importance of building authentic relationships with customers and having a deeper and far-reaching understanding of market changes are vital to business success. This is why people invest and participate in the June Fair,” Diener continued.
Celine Lau, director of Jewellery Fairs at UBM Asia, added that the June Fair has been evolving to meet the changing needs of the industry and deliver more impactful experiences that buyers can engage with.
“This year, the Antique & Vintage Jewellery Pavilion will be relocated to the Grand Foyer while the Fei Cui Gallery, an exclusive section giving prominence to some of the world’s finest-quality jadeite collections, will be joining the Fine Design Pavilion and Fine Gem Pavilion in the Grand Hall. These highly curated floor spaces will spark cross-aisle synergy and deliver an enhanced trade show experience to both exhibitors and buyers,” Lau explained.
The CORE Pavilion, now in its second year, is where one will find the highest concentration of Hong Kong’s established jewellery manufacturers. These companies have expanded their international reach in partnership with UBM Asia’s Jewellery & Gem Fairs in Hong Kong, and have been actively promoting the city’s standing as a frontrunner in the field of jewellery design, manufacturing and branding.
Seminars focusing on timely topics relevant to industry stakeholders will also be held.
Another show highlight is the announcement on June 21 of the honourees or finalists for the seventh edition of the JNA Awards. Organised by UBM Asia, the JNA Awards recognises and honours companies and individuals that exemplify excellence, leadership and innovation in the jewellery industry, with a focus on their contribution in Asia, and whose ideas and actions have impacted positive change in their businesses and communities.