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Organisers of JGW reshuffle dates to November

Organisers of Jewellery and Gem World Hong Kong (JGW) have announced they are rescheduling the show for 9-3 November 2020 at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE).

Previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair, JGW was originally set for September at two venues, 13-17 September at the AWE, where precious materials, including diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls were to be showcased.

Also, between 15-19 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the section of the fair is usually dedicated to finished jewellery products, packaging solutions, equipment and supplies, and industry-related technologies.

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David Bondi, senior vice president, Asia at Informa Markets, said: “After careful consideration and a thorough review of all factors impacting JGW in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have decided to organise a more compact fair in one venue this November. 

“This rescheduling was reached with the well-being of our exhibitors, visitors, partners and colleagues as our top priority.”

Bondi said moving JGW to November, however, is a “one-off arrangement” and is made largely in response to industry partners’ requests for a B2B marketplace that will “allow them to secure orders before the end of the year.”

The event will return to its September slot in 2021.

Bondi added: “We recognise that the spate of show cancellations and postponements in the first half of the year makes the JGW sourcing experience more important than ever for our industry. It is the last global sourcing event on the jewellery trade show calendar this year, with the heaviest peak selling season just around the corner.

“Rest assured, we will take every step available to ensure our participants get the best out of the fair.”

Exhibitor contracts and payments made for JGW, along with the special exhibitor benefits under the fair’s venue subsidy reinvestment programme announced in May, will carry over to the revised dates.

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