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The Hong Kong shows: Attendance up, but mixed results reported

By Cynthia Unninayar

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Multi-gem bracelet by Zorab Atelier.

Notwithstanding global events and the current downturn in the luxury market, the 33rd edition of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the third edition of the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show concluded with a combined attendance increase of 5.4 per cent over last year.

This past March, more than 80,000 buyers from 147 countries and regions gathered in Hong Kong for the twin gem and jewellery shows to see the products of some 4380 exhibitors from 54 nations, making this the largest jewellery marketplace in the world.

“Despite global economic challenges, the two shows continued to attract local and overseas buyers,” said Benjamin Chau, deputy executive director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), organizer of the events. “This demonstrates the international significance of the two shows.

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