Record-breaking Number of Exhibitors at UBM Jewellery Event
Last week, the 36th September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (September Fair) opened with a record-breaking number of exhibitors. It featured more than 3,700 exhibitors from around the world. The event used both major venues in Hong Kong, AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Organised by UBM Asia, the September Fair ran from 12th to 16th September at AWE and from 14th to 18th September at HKCEC. The fair occupied an exhibition area of more than 135,000 m2 at the two venues. Diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls were showcased at AWE, while finished jewellery collections and packaging, tools, equipment and industry-related-related technologies were showcased at HKCEC.
Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong on Sunday, 16th September. The storm caused UBM to close the exhibition at AWE one day early on Saturday. The section held at HKCEC was also closed Sunday. The HKKCEC section finished as scheduled on Tuesday, 18th September.
According to the organiser, the September Fair featured more than 560 diamond suppliers, over 220 pearl companies and more than 800 coloured gemstone specialists. A total of 26 group pavilions and 17 theme pavilions were showcased at the two venues.
Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at UBM Asia, said, “We are delighted to report that professional buyers have one more compelling reason to visit the September Fair. This year, we have more than 3,700 exhibitors – the highest number in the show’s history. We are also seeing strong participation from Japan… We have also seen significant growth in the number of exhibitors from Turkey… This only means that buyers will have more opportunities to make new business connections, find fresh ideas and be better prepared with an attractive mix of merchandise for the coming peak sales periods.”