India Makes a Marked Representation at June HK Show 2018
India Makes a Marked Representation at June HK Show 2018. India made a strong representation with 42 of its leading gem and jewellery companies at the recently concluded June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gems Fair 2018. This enthused participation mirrors the potential of Hong Kong as a market for India. Mr. Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC noted that in 2017, Hong Kong stood as the largest export market for India’s gem and jewellery industry.
The India Pavilion encompassing the Indian representation was organized by the GJEPC. It housed exhibitors in diamond, jewellery and coloured gemstones.
Mr. Pramod Agrawal highlighted efforts by GJEPC to “give our manufactures the maximum opportunity to showcase their exquisite jewellery collection to markets in and around Hong Kong through this show.” Citing the timing of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gems Fair to be perfect for mid-year jewellery sourcing in Asia, Mr. Pramod Agrawal further added, “The platform will be an opportunity for exhibitors to enhance the existing relationship with buyers and create new ones.”
India enjoys the repute of a global hub to source quality gems and jewellery. The country’s gem and jewellery exports were at US$ 42 billion last year. Hong Kong was its main export destination in 2017 with total exports at US$ 14 billion or 33 percent. Cut and polished diamond exports to Hong Kong were worth US$ 10 billion; gold jewellery was at US$ 973.40 million, coloured gemstones (US$ 205.70 million).
The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gems Fair 2018 took place from 21 to 24 June 2018, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This edition was outlined with valued list of exhibitors and special events. It held up to its repute as a key sourcing event in the middle of the year in Asia. The 70,000 square meters of exhibition space was sectioned into specialty pavilions for buyer convenience.
In its capacity as the apex body for the Indian gem and jewellery industry, GJEPC has continually made endeavours to promote the country’s exports. Some of these initiatives include organizing significant trade shows like the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS), Signature IIJS, India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME). The GJEPC also organises India Pavilions for the Indian industry to participate at leading global trade events including JCK Las Vegas, Basel and Vicenzaoro. Focused business matching programs and Buyer-Seller Meets specific to products, delegations to important gems and jewellery centres in other parts of the world, are also taken up by the GJEPC.
The GJEPC has also created platforms to enhance networking between India and other countries in the gem and jewellery trade including International Diamond Conference (Mines to Market) and Gold & Jewellery Summit. The India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) is a jewellery fashion extravaganza to promote India’s jewellery design capabilities on a global