2020 proved to be quite a challenge with regards to hosting in-person trade fairs, and although online alternatives accelerated the digital revolution within the industry, there is no doubt that in-person viewing and buying is still very much the norm.
In light of recent news and updates of the Covid vaccination programs in many countries, Trade Fair organizers are cautiously optimistic that the shows will be able to return to physical events, rather than their online alternatives. In some cases, they are looking to host hybrid - physical & online - shows. Organisers have announced their plans, with some postponing or even cancelling the show for 2021. Here's a roundup of the shows and their current dates.
HourUniverse, the successor of Baselworld, was scheduled to take place in April 2021. The organisers, MCH, announced that they would postpone the show by “a few months”.
New Dates: No new date announced.
Watches & Wonders, organized by the Richemont backed Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), have decided to cancel the live event scheduled for the beginning of April 2021.
Alternative: Online presentation of 2021 watch collections.
Inhorgenta Munich was postponed from March to April.
New Dates: 15 - 19 April 2021
Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong organized by Informa Markets is still scheduled to take place in June.
Dates: 24 - 27 June 2021
the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show on 1-5 March 2021 and the Jewellery Show on 3-7 March 2021 have been postponed. Both shows will be held at the same time at the AsiaWorld-Expo.
New Dates: 2 - 6 July, 2021
JCK Las Vegas was scheduled to take place in June. “After a year without an opportunity for the jewelry community to gather, it is important to JCK to facilitate an in-person event in the most positive and safe way possible,” they shared in an announcement to the industry. “we have decided to move JCK and Luxury to a late August date pattern.”
New Dates: 27 - 30 August 2021
Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong organized by Informa Markets is still scheduled to take place in September.
Dates: 17 - 21 September 2021
New dates according to news publised on 25.01.2021. These dates could change, for more information refer to the organisers website.