World’s no. 1 jewellery event all set to impress thousands of buyers with top-notch exhibitors, new product launches
The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, the world’s leading sourcing platform for the gem and jewellery trade, will take place as scheduled from September 16 to 22, show organiser Informa Markets said in the wake of recent public incidents in Hong Kong.
The show will be held from September 16 to 20 at the AsiaWorld-Expo and September 18 to 22 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Informa Markets is also adopting a series of contingency measures to ensure a seamless flow of events throughout the show.
“Our priority is to deliver the best September Fair ever, and the 2019 edition of the world’s best jewellery marketplace is shaping up to be a record-breaking one in terms of top-class exhibitors, collection launches and rich programming,” commented David Bondi, senior vice president – Asia of Informa Markets.
Contingency plans are in place for virtually every scenario during the different phases of the fair. These measures, at the ready even before the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, include, among others, special move-in and move-out arrangements. The organiser will also provide participants with regular updates on traffic conditions.
“These plans are designed to ensure that our events run smoothly. If you’d look back at our most recent show – the June Fair – you’d see that the show went off without a hitch,” added Bondi.
As of today, 99 percent of the September Fair’s more than 3,700 exhibitors from around the globe have confirmed their participation, further cementing the show’s highly international profile.
Special events and networking sessions to be held on the sidelines of the fair are also attracting better-than-expected responses from participants.
Visitor pre-registration is likewise moving forward, with visitor promotion campaigns in full swing. “We anticipate minimal impact on visitor turnout. It remains to be seen how small that impact would be given today’s complex situation,” the Informa Markets official said.
Hong Kong remains a business-oriented city that welcomes travellers, and major tourist facilities and attractions are operating as usual at present.
“The September Fair is the last international fair – and on a scale never seen before – on the jewellery trade show calendar,” noted Bondi. “We cannot allow recent incidents to cast a pall over the most eagerly awaited jewellery sourcing event of the year. Our task is to ensure that this show will be celebrated as it deserves to be celebrated, and that our exhibitors and buyers will get the most out of their September Fair experience.”