The fifth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, which specialises in loose stones and raw materials for jewellery, will be held from 27 February to 3 March at AsiaWorld-Expo.
The 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which showcases finished jewellery, will take place from 1 to 5 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The two shows will feature more than 4,550 exhibitors from 50 countries and regions, forming the world’s largest jewellery marketplace.
Benjamin Chau, acting executive director of the HKTDC, said: “As global economic conditions improved in 2017, sales of fine jewellery rebounded with the rise in purchasing power.
“Last year, Hong Kong’s exports of precious jewellery grew 3.6%. At the same time, Hong Kong’s total exports of pearls, precious and semi-precious stones and raw materials increased by nearly 14% in value.”
He added: “Although inflation, the US interest rate hike and volatility in the global stock markets during the past two weeks created uncertainties, the strong participation of exhibitors and buying missions at the shows reflects that the industry remains cautiously optimistic about business prospects, and continues to view Hong Kong as an important sourcing platform for jewellery and raw materials.”