ISRAEL DIAMOND INDUSTRY TO SHOW UP LARGE IN HK SEPTEMBER
Ramat Gan, Israel, September 5, 2017: The Israeli Diamond Industry will once again be one of the largest national exhibitors at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair this year. The Israel Diamond Pavilion, organized by the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), will feature 72 companies and will encompass more than 1,050 square meters. There will also be about 15 additional Israeli companies exhibiting at different locations throughout the show.
The Israel Diamond Pavilion will be located in Hall 9 of the Asia World Expo. The IDI Lounge at the heart of the pavilion will offer four Get Diamonds Show search terminals and will serve refreshments throughout the day.
Get Diamonds Show, the trade show search platform innovated by IDI, includes a Chinese version in addition to an English one. It is accessible on smartphones as well as at the dedicated terminals in the IDI Lounge. The proprietary system, which enables buyers to search a database of all goods offered by Israeli exhibitors at the show, has proven to be a very popular tool for buyers.
The September Hong Kong Show is one of the most important shows for the Israeli Diamond Industry. Asian markets are key to Israel’s marketing strategy, with sales to Asia representing over 30% of Israel’s total polished diamond exports. Israel’s net polished diamond exports to Hong Kong in the first half of 2017 rose 7.5% to total $733.9 million.
IDI Chairman Shmuel Schnitzer said that he feels positive about the show. “We are pleased that the Chinese demand for diamonds and jewelry is rising after a period of stagnation, and India is also bouncing back. Asian markets are very significant for the Israeli Diamond Industry. The September show is a major one for the Israeli industry and I am pleased that we will have a strong presence there. I am hopeful about the outcome of the show despite the challenges the diamond industry has been facing,” he said.