Hong Kong September Show Expects 3,700 Exhibitors, 60,000 Visitors

Finance and Trade
25/08/2015 13:39

With demand for polished diamonds weak around the world, and stable at best in the United States, the organizers of the 33rd edition of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair forecast only very minor increases in exhibitor and visitor/buyer numbers. UBM Asia says it expects around 3,700 companies and 60,000 visitors/buyers to take part in the September 16-20 show for loose diamond exhibitors at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), and the September 18-22 show for finished jewelry at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

Such exhibitor and visitor numbers would be only a slight improvement on the figures for the 2014 show of 3,695 exhibitors and 59,116 visitors/buyers. Diamond industry feedback suggests expectations for the show – traditionally a strong event for business transactions –are low given the state of diamond and jewelry sales worldwide on global markets.