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June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair Registered 25% Increase in Exhibitors

UBM Asia Ltd
2011-06-23 16:11 2638

HONG KONG, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011 -- one of Asia's top three fine jewellery events -- opens today. Organised by UBM Asia Ltd (www.ubmasia.com), the fair features around 1,600 international exhibitors from 37 countries and regions, and will run until 26 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Day 1 at registration counters of June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011: buyers queue up for admission badges

Jime Essink, President and CEO of UBM Asia said: "We are delighted that the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair hits a new record high of 1,600 exhibitors this year, a 25% rise on 2010. This further confirms that jewellers around the world recognise the value of joining the June Fair."

Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia Ltd said: "The June Fair is an important event in the trade show calendar. To mitigate the risk of holding too much stock, buyers prefer to make more frequent sourcing trips. This propels the growth of the June Fair which presents buyers with the opportunity to source from quality suppliers from around the world every mid-year."

11 group pavilions including Antwerp, Brazil, India, the International Colored Gemstones Association, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, mainland China, Taiwan and Thailand participate in the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. There are also 12 themed pavilions: Fine Design Pavilion, Fine Gem Pavilion, Hong Kong Premier Pavilion, Jadeite Gallery, Fine Jewellery, Antique & Vintage Jewellery, Silver and Stainless Steel Jewellery, Diamonds, Pearls, Gemstones, Mounting Jewellery and Jewellery Accessories, and Packaging, Tools & Equipment. The clear product sectorisation further facilitates visitors to source for their desired products.

The Fine Design Pavilion and Fine Gem Pavilion -- two of the highlights of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, UBM Asia's flagship jewellery fair which is also the world's largest international jewellery fair -- lend themselves to the fair's June edition as added attractions. The pavilions feature more than 50 internationally renowned jewellers with a tantalising spread of the world's finest loose diamonds, pearls, gemstones, jewellery masterpieces, bejewelled watches, invaluable antique and estate jewellery at the Grand Hall of the HKCEC.

A series of jewellery parades will be staged at the Hong Kong Premier Pavilion (HKPP) for visitors, where models will present jewellery designs from HKPP exhibitors. A press conference is held on 23 June to announce the details of the First International Gem Cutting & Jewellery Design Competition -- "IU Awards", jointly organised by UBM Asia and the International Color Gemstone Association (ICA). The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong (GAHK) is organising a seminar on "Tips for Buying Fei Cui (Jadeite Jade, Kosmochlor and Omphacite)" on 25 June. Two well-known pearl auctions: The 4th Gerdau Pearl Auction and The 52nd Robert Wan Tahiti Perles Auction will be held from 20-22 June and 23-24 June respectively.

Notes to Editors

  1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
    Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 17 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 34 publications and 14 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 18 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
  1. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
    UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Law, Director of Communications, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1691
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Jennifer.Law@ubm.com

Source: UBM Asia Ltd
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