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Participation Grows at Two Hong Kong Shows

Foot traffic at the two Hong Kong exhibitions held March 1 to 7 increased from a year ago as more than 80,000 buyers attended. Last year more than 76,000 buyers attended the shows.

More than 31,000 buyers visited the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show at AsiaWorld-Expo from March 1 to 5, while more than 49,000 visitors attended the Jewellery Show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 3 to 7.

Buyers at the two shows were from 147 countries and regions. The shows also attracted more than 4,380 exhibitors from 54 countries and regions, according to a statement March 7 by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), which organized both the events.

Traders reported activity at the shows was satisfactory.

“Despite global economic challenges, the two shows continued to attract local and overseas buyers,” said Benjamin Chau, deputy executive director of the HKTDC.

“This demonstrates the international significance of the two shows, which form the world’s largest jewelry marketplace, reinforcing Hong Kong’s position as a proven global sourcing hub for the industry.”

Source: Rapaport