Attendance up at the Hong Kong shows


The world’s largest jewellery marketplace, formed by the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show welcomed over 76,000 buyers from 140 countries and regions. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), both shows boasted an attendance increase of 2 per cent compared to last year.

Nearly 30,000 buyers visited the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show at AsiaWorld-Expo, while over 46,000 visitors attended the Jewellery Show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Both events are organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

“Despite the global economic challenge, the two shows recorded a slight increase in buyer attendance. It is a very encouraging result. Attendance from some traditional markets even recorded double-digit percentage growth, such as the US, Italy, the UK and Japan. Attendance from certain emerging markets such as Thailand, Israel and South Africa also recorded significant growth, reinforcing Hong Kong’s position as a leading jewellery sourcing hub,” says Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director. CJ