With the announcement of the cancellation of the November GemGenève Show, it seems like the last international offline trade show is now officially off the calendar. Today, Informa Markets issued a release that states "Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) goes virtual for 2020", with the traditional trade fair resuming in September 2021. The mother of all trade fairs, the September fair was initially postponed to 9-13 November, the virtual event, dubbed "Jewellery & Gem Digital World", is now slated for 27-29 October and according to the release will feature a series of digital events such as webinars and digital catalogues.
The Israeli Diamond Industry (IDI) and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) have joined forces and have a fully digital trade show set up, including live videochat options between suppliers and visitors of the fair, which will be open 24/7 to professional buyers, starting September 14 to September 17. On the VDB Expo platform, designed to replicate the browsing and buying experience of a trade show, Israeli and Antwerp diamond companies are offering both loose natural stones and parcels. The Antwerp companies who will exhibit at the virtual show are Anita Diamonds, Barsamian Diamonds, Carbon 6 Diamonds, Color Jewel, Diarough, Fancy Jewels, Hardik Diam, Horizon Diamonds, Ideal Impex, IGC Group, Kediam, Paras Gems, Pluczenik Diamond Company, Radiant, Royal Rays, SDE Group, Snehdiam, Sunnex, Swati Gems, Taché Diamonds, Uniglo, Veera Dimon and Yashvi Exports.
Interested buyers can register to visit the Online Diamond Trade Show via register.vdbexpo.com/awdcs