By Gloria Fong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) is celebrating the successful conclusion of the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show and the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show which utilized all exhibition halls, the first time the “full house” sign has gone up since the pandemic. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) from March 1-5, 2023, the twin five-day jewelry shows attracted over 2,500 exhibiting companies from 36 countries and regions – with half of them from overseas – and over 60,000 buyers from 130 countries and regions.
Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of HML, commented, “There was no better time to be hosting the twin jewelry shows as the opening followed on the heels of the city’s lifting of the mask mandate. The full utilization of exhibition spaces by the twin jewelry shows underscored a strong rebound of Hong Kong’s exhibition and convention sector. Since the reopening of borders with overseas destinations and the Mainland, HML has seen a surge in booking enquiries from both overseas as well as local exhibition and convention organizers.
“HML will continue to proactively promote to global exhibition organizers Hong Kong’s advantages as a strategic city within the Greater Bay Area and its unique strengths in expanding smooth and convenient linkages between China and other international markets. HML has continued to press ahead with our investment plan, upgrading our facilities, and strengthening staff competence. These efforts, coupled with our experience and expertise in supporting world-class events, has laid a solid foundation for us to gear up for the return of international events and welcome visitors back to Hong Kong and the HKCEC. We are confident that Hong Kong will reclaim its leadership status as the Trade Fair Capital of Asia.”
Gloria Fong is Head – Corporate & Marketing Communication for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.