UBM Asia Launches Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair in 2013
Calls from within the Taiwanese jewellery industry to hold an international, professional jewellery exhibition in Taiwan have been answered, with UBM Asia and the Taiwan Jewelry Industry Association joining forces, supported by the Taipei Jewelers’ Association, to launch the first Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair.
The show will be held Nov. 15-18 at the Taipei World Trade Center.
"We received strong requests from within the Taiwan jewellery industry, as well as from international suppliers of jewellery products, for us to hold a professional jewellery event in Taiwan,” said Christopher Eve, senior vice president of UBM Asia Ltd.
He added, “We are delighted to be working closely with the Taiwan Jewelry Industry Association on this exciting new launch."
For many years Taiwan has had a strong jewellery manufacturing and processing industry that exports high quality products around the world.
In recent years, the surge in tourists from Mainland China has fueled a rapid expansion of the domestic market.
Chinese tourists are avid buyers of coral, diamond and jadeite jewellery, and this in turn has created strong demand from Taiwan’s jewellery manufacturers for loose stones, mountings and materials, and from retailers for finished jewellery.
The Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair will be a high-end, professional jewellery event that aims to provide an opportunity for international jewellery suppliers to meet with local buyers, as well as to serve as a platform for the domestic jewellery industry to do business.
The exhibition is scheduled to be held in November because it is the time of year when jewellery retailers in Taiwan purchase inventory ahead of the busy Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day jewellery buying season.
"We are very glad to work with UBM Asia, the world-class jewellery fair organiser, to launch this brand-new event in Taiwan,” said Hsin Tsai Hsiao, chairman of the Taiwan Jewelry Industry Association.
He added, “I am sure not only local and international exhibitors will benefit from the fair, but also visitors, creating a real win-win situation for all parties."
Wen Ching Lee, Chairman of the Taipei Jewelers’ Association, also said, “Taiwan has long lacked a B2B jewellery fair. The launch of the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair will help serve our members’ sourcing demand and upgrade the Taiwan jewellery industry. Our members and I are very much looking forward to it."
Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3 will be the venue for the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair, which is located in adjacent to the stunning Taipei 101 Tower, the Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel and situated in the bustling Xinyi commercial district of central Taipei.