Shanghai Jewellery Fair sees record visitor turnout
The 13th edition of the China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shanghai (Shanghai Jewellery Fair) drew 6,522 unique visitors, up 36 percent compared with the show’s 2016 edition. The increase in visitor numbers proves that the fair – East China’s leading jewellery event – is growing in the right direction and steadily expanding its international reach.
Held from November 17 to 20, in conjunction with the second annual Asia-Pacific Jewellery & Watch Expo, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, the fair featured 304 exhibitors of classic and trendy jewellery products, and highlighted quality attractions such as the Jewellery Life and Designer Pavilions.
Organised by UBM Asia, the prime jewellery sourcing event welcomed 6,522 unique attendees (individuals were counted only once for the duration of the fair) who made 7,279 visits to the show. In terms of visitor groups, China topped the list in Asia, followed by Sri Lanka and India. Colombia had the most representation in North and South America, while EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) was led by Belgium.
•6,522 buyers from 36 countries and regions;
•304 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions including Canada, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Mainland China, Poland, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan regions;
•Top 10 sources of buyers (excluding Mainland China) were Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan region, Hong Kong region, Colombia, Thailand, the United States, Australia, Korea and Belgium.
•6,350 visitors were from mainland China.
A must-attend event for jewellery industry
The show’s 2017 edition has fortified its position as a must-attend event for jewellery industry stakeholders. “The Shanghai Jewellery Fair has grown from strength to strength, and this is evident in the quality and breadth of our product offerings. We have an impressive roster of exhibitors, provide rich networking opportunities and create an ideal setting for vendors to connect with potential buyers,” said Teddy Tan, Event Manager of Shanghai Jewellery Fair. “We will continue to take every creative measure necessary to give buyers even more clear and compelling reasons to visit the show and further validate the Shanghai Jewellery Fair’s position as one of the most important jewellery fairs in the region.”
One of the fair’s key draws was a Jewellery Life Pavilion, which showcased world-leading design concepts and innovations that provided crossover cooperation opportunities between traditional or conventional jewellers and the wider applied arts and lifestyle-related sectors.
Independent designers from China and Taiwan likewise presented collections that melded artistry, craftsmanship and innovation at the Designer Pavilion
Buyers were also treated to handcrafted fine jewellery embellished with the finest gemstones in classic and contemporary designs. Rare gemstones from the exclusive collections of dealers from Sri Lanka and the US, among others; classic and traditional jewellery collections by Lao Miao Jewellery, one of China’s renowned brands.
Held concurrently with the Shanghai Jewellery Fair was the second annual Asia-Pacific Jewellery & Watch Expo, which was the result of UBM Asia’s strategic alliance with the Shanghai NIU International Exhibition Co Ltd. The expo was jointly organised by the China National Light Industry Council, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization.
The Shanghai Jewellery Fair also offered prime opportunities for networking and market intelligence gathering. Insightful seminars and workshops, including Swarovski 2018 Fashion Trends, Jewellery Design & VM Inspiration Workshop; “Innovation in Tradition, Fortune in Culture” – Laomiao 2018 Jewellery Trend; meeting organized by the China Gold Association; New Opportunities for the Global Jewellery Industry Forum and the GZDE Diamond Innovation Forum, were among the events lined up during the show.
In 2018, the 14th edition of the China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shanghai will take place from 16 to 19 November at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center to achieve further success.
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UBM Global Jewellery Events Calendar 2018
13th China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shanghai Fair Statistics
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About UBM Asia’s jewellery fairs (www.jewellerynetasia.com)
UBM Asia, organiser of the most professional international jewellery fairs globally, offers opportunities to the world’s jewellery trade. UBM Asia’s jewellery fairs attract over 100,000 trade buyers and over 10,000 exhibitors from around the world. The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, with over 3,690 exhibitors and around 59,000 visitors, is the world's number one fine jewellery event. The June Fair is Asia’s biggest mid-year international jewellery fair. UBM Asia also organises jewellery fairs in Shenzhen and Shanghai in China; Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata in India; Japan; Turkey; Singapore; Taiwan region; Bahrain in the Middle East and in Moscow and St Petersburg in the Russian Federation.
About UBM Asia (www.ubm.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest events organiser in Asia, India and SE Asia. We are also the leading commercial organiser in China. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 36 offices and over 1,600 employee.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 11 market sectors with over 290 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.
UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.