There are 38 loose diamond and gemstone exhibitors along with 37 jewellery exhibitors participating in the India Pavilions of the 2019 Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show and Hong Kong International Jewellery Show that is organised by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
The two shows with overlapping durations — the former from February 26 to March 2 at the AsiaWorld Expo and the latter at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre — are key for the Indian industry, which directs a significant portion of its exports to Hong Kong.
GJEPC Chairman Pramod Agrawal said, “Hong Kong is the leading export market for Indian gems and jewellery. A staggering $11.43 billion of India’s overall $39.46 billion gem and jewellery exports in 2018 were to Hong Kong. Of this, cut and polished diamonds exports accounted for $9.83 billion and gold jewellery $775.69 million, while coloured gemstone exports accounted for $215.28 million.”
He added, “The two shows have turned out to be a crucial platform to improve our relationships and outreach to new buyers in and around Asia. Every year we make sure we highlight our capabilities and skills through a different array of products that cater to different markets.”