The 14th China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair-Shenzhen (the Shenzhen Fair) opens today at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Running until 22 April, the Shenzhen Fair houses over 300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, including Belgium, mainland China, India, Korea, Lithuania, Nepal, Poland, Russian Federation, Thailand, Turkey, the United States, and Hong Kong and Taiwan regions.
The Shenzhen Fair is strategically scheduled to allow buyers to restock on inventory following a number of festivals. “The Fair offers jewellery trade buyers a timely opportunity to source from quality local and overseas exhibitors. At this edition we are glad to introduce the brand new Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) pavilion, which houses about 10 diamond suppliers from Belgium. The Fair also features specialty pavilions, including the Korea Pavilion, Taiwan Pavilion, China Gold Association Pavilion, Baolin Pavilion and Liyang Pavilion,” said Joe Ho, Fair Manager, China – Jewellery Fairs of UBM Asia.
China’s jewellery industry rapidly developed in the ’90s when economic growth gave rise to a middle class with a taste for luxury goods. “As the country’s jewellery market matures in a tough Chinese economy, it is even more essential for jewellers to understand the market. Thus we are hosting a series of informative special events including the China Jewellery Market Summit that will help jewellers navigate China’s jewellery market,” said Mr Ho.
During the Summit, which takes place on 21 April, a jewellery parade will unveil the latest collections of three invited exhibitors. Following the parade, a panel discussion comprising four speakers from renowned jewellery companies will talk about “Creating New Opportunities in China’s Jewellery Market.”
“In addition, seminars covering hot topics will discuss how lab-grown diamonds impact the industry; the development of the coloured gemstone market; and amber jewellery. We believe that participants will appreciate the opportunity to educate themselves and network with industry experts and professionals,” added Mr Ho.