A total of 24,861 visitors from 109 countries and regions attended the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. The four-day fair, which concluded June 26 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, featured 2,210 exhibitors in 70,000 square meters of exhibition space.
“We are glad to see the overall number of visitors has remained steady compared to last year’s edition even under the current challenging world economy,” said Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia. “The number of visitors from Korea, Myanmar and Cambodia increased 72%, 45% and 43%, respectively. The implication of this growth is that the purchasing power of these emerging markets is unquestionable. Even more exciting is the increase of 15% of the visitor numbers from a traditional jewelry market, North America. The figures further confirm the strong position of the June Fair in the industry.”
Below are detailed visitor numbers at the June Fair:
* The total number of visitors over four days reached 24,861. These visitors, from 109 countries and regions, made 46,814 visits during the fair’s four-day run;
* Visitors from outside Hong Kong totaled 15,988, accounting for 64% of the total number of visitors;
* Hong Kong-based visitors totaled 8,873;
* The Top 10 sources of visitors from outside Hong Kong and mainland China were India, Taiwan region, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Korea, Singapore, Australia and Indonesia. Overall, the Top 10 visiting countries accounted for 18.8% of the total number of visitors.
The June Fair will mark its 30th anniversary next year. Lau said new enhancements are being planned.
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