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Monday, July 22, 2013

Record Crowds at the June Hong Kong Jewelry Fair


The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair had 25,925 visitors from 113 countries and regions and 1,841 exhibitors from 37 countries and regions—both new records. Overseas visitor attendance at the tradeshow held June 20 - 23 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was up about 5 percent from 2012.

This year, additional space was made available to accommodate more gemstone exhibitors, expanding the amount of exhibition space in the convention center to 64,000 square meters.

Among the highlights of the event:

* Nearly 11,000 visitors from Hong Kong, accounting for 39 percent of the total number of visitors. The rest of the visitors, 15,751, or 61 percent, were from overseas.

* The largest group of visitors from outside Hong Kong came from mainland China with 8,029; followed by India (894), Taiwan region (791), the Philippines (627), and the United States (537).

“The robust jewelry markets in Asia are filling some of the gap brought about by the weakness in the European and US markets,” said Celine Lau, director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia. “This year, we again saw a double-digit growth in the number of buyers from the mainland China. This figure illustrates the continued strength of the country’s jewelry market and its potential for further growth.”


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