THE ISRAELI DIAMOND PAVILLION SUMMARIZES THE HONG KONG JUNE EXHIBITION
The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair concluded earlier this week (June 20-23) at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Israel Diamond Pavilion, organized by the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), hosted 30 companies this year and featured a revamped lounge. “Get Diamonds” terminals enabled buyers to search a computerized database in both English and Chinese of all goods offered by Israeli exhibitors at the show.
As is the case with every major exhibition this year, the IDI has documented the Israeli Diamond Pavilion in action.
The show organizers have added portable diamond and jewellery imaging devices throughout the venue, which the visitors could use free of charge to photograph diamonds and jewellery pieces, and then send them to their smartphones.
The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair was spread over four floors and included high-end jewellery, diamonds and loose precious gems, diamond and jewellery related equipment and technologies, and more. The space allotted for high-end jewellery exhibitors has gotten bigger this year, and hosted more jewellery exhibitors than in recent years.
Asia is Israel’s second largest market for polished diamonds representing about 30% of total polished diamond exports, with the greatest share going to Hong Kong. Israel is also an important supplier of polished diamonds to China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and other Asian markets.
The show organizers were worried about the impact of the mass protests in Hong Kong on the show’s success. The biggest protest to date has drawn over one million people to the streets of Hong Kong.