The 14th edition of the China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shenzhen attracted 8,683 local and overseas visitors during the show’s three-day run, ended April 22. They viewed and purchased products from 332 exhibitors from around the world in 20,000 square meters of exhibition space from 13 countries, including China, Hong Kong, India and Korea.
The number of visitors from overseas and Hong Kong region is 741 this year. The top 10 sources of buyers (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong region) were India, followed by Taiwan region, the United States, Russian Federation, Malaysia, Ukraine, Thailand, Korea; Pakistan, Singapore and Iran claimed ninth, and Australia.
Mainland Chinese visitors totaled 7,942 from 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of mainland China. The top 5 sources of local visitors were Guangdong, followed by Zhejiang, both Shanghai and Fujian claimed third, both Jiangsu and Shandong claimed forth, while Beijing ranked fifth.
The fair featured the third edition of the China Jewellery Market Summit, co-organized by the Shenzhen Fair and CJNA. It was divided into two main parts: a jewelry parade showcasing jewelry from a select group of exhibitors, and a panel discussion that featured speakers from four leading jewelry brands who shared their views on the latest developments in mainland China’s jewelry market; and how the retailers could tap new business opportunities through innovative thinking.
“The China jewelry retail market has been experiencing a lot of changes in recent years. It is slowing down after years of rapid growth,” Joe Ho, fair manager, China – Jewellery Fairs of UBM Asia. “The summit was a good venue to help local retailers understand the changes and hear about solutions to the challenges.”
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