Expo Affairs, News Desk, 3rd March 2023

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) is celebrating the successful conclusion of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show which utilised 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 1- 5 March 2023, the twin 5-day jewellery 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.  

Ms Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of HML, commented, “There was no better time to be hosting the twin jewellery shows as the opening followed on the heels of the city’s lifting of the mask mandate.  The full utilisation of exhibition spaces by the twin jewellery 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 organisers.

Ms Lee-Müller said, “HML will continue to proactively promote to global exhibition organisers Hong Kong’s advantages as a strategic city within the Greater Bay Area and it’s 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.” 

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show together with the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show occupied all exhibition halls, multi-purpose halls and some meeting rooms at the HKCEC.