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Prestigious Showcase for the World's Jewellery.

Asia's biggest mid-year jewellery fair opened 19 June

HONG KONG, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia's biggest international mid-year jewellery fair, the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Watch Fair, opens today with a record of 1,290 exhibitors from 33 countries and regions. The four-day event, now celebrating its 21st edition, continues through 22 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year's fair has expanded to more than 40,000 square metres with more than 2,300 booths, and continues to provide international jewellery buyers with a wider range of choices in a single venue.

"The purchasing power of Asian buyers is getting stronger in recent years owing to the economic growth in some Asian countries such as China and India. This facilitates the healthy growth of the June Fair, placing it among the world's top 10 international jewellery fairs. First-time exhibitors this year include companies from France, Mexico and Sri Lanka. To cope with the overwhelming demand from exhibitors, this year's show is expanding to incorporate the Grand Hall of HKCEC, which will provide over 250 booths," Ms Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, CMP Asia Ltd, stated.

"CMP Asia is an experienced organiser of exhibitions with a proven track record of numerous successes. Clear market positioning and professional management is our consistent winning formula. June is the perfect timing for mid-year stock replenishing and the duty-free trade policy in Hong Kong has nurtured the healthy growth of the June Fair into the largest mid-year jewellery sourcing platform in Asia," Ms Lau added.

Global event with multiple attractions

Hong Kong has long been recognised as one of the most important sourcing capitals for the jewellery trade and it is the world's fourth largest exporter of precious jewellery. In 2007, the city's total exports of jewellery grew by 16.7% to over US$4.3 billion. The June Fair in particular attracts tens of thousands of jewellers to visit every year by offering a one-stop sourcing and informative business platform for international jewellery. Key features include:

Seminars -- monitoring the pulse of the market trends

Three seminars presented by industry specialists Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the Gemmological Association of Hong Kong (GAHK) will give food for thought on the latest market intelligence.
 Dates Topic(s)
 20 Jun "Jewellery domestic sale policy for Guangzhou, China"
 organised by Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic
 Cooperation of Guangzhou Municipality
 21 Jun "Microworld of Jade" organised by GIA
 21 Jun "Jewellery Appraisal in the Antique Market -- a Brief
 Evaluation Criteria of Antique Jewellery" and "Ruby &
 Sapphire -- Buying Tips" organised by GAHK


 Pearl Auctions -- rendezvous for quality pearls



The Fair is held in conjunction with two well-known pearl auctions: the Paspaley Pearl and Robert Wan Tahiti Perles auctions.
 Dates Pearl Auctions
 16 - 18 Jun 39th Paspaley Pearl Auction*
 19 - 20 Jun 40th Robert Wan Tahiti Perles Auction*

 * Remarks: By invitation only


 Specialty pavilions -- a place for everything



With numerous choices, this great international event showcases everything in a clearly classified manner. Present again are the themed pavilions and group pavilions to assist visitors in their sourcing with clear classification. Special highlights include:
 Diamond Pavilion -- This year, the Diamond Pavilion has moved to the Grand
 Hall, accommodating over 120 diamond companies with
 over 250 booths, showcasing wondrous collections of
 sparkling diamonds and diamond jewellery under one
 roof.

 Jadeite Gallery -- With a hard-earned reputation for style and
 craftsmanship in jadeite products, Hong Kong has long
 been recognised as a major centre for the production
 of jade jewellery. The Jadeite Gallery will once again
 showcase an array of exquisite jadeite products of
 excellent quality in Hall 3.





Other themed pavilions include: fine jewellery; pearls; gemstones; silver jewellery; and packaging and technology.

For the first time, exhibitors from Singapore have put together a group pavilion. Other group pavilions include: Antwerp, Mainland China, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States, highlighting the importance of the Fair to the international jewellery industry.

Lucky Draw -- winning free hotel stay

Visitors to the Fair will have a chance of winning free hotel accommodation for 5 nights during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Watch Fair, one of the world's top three jewellery fairs, to be held from 15 to 21 September 2008.

Two Fairs -- Double sourcing experience

The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Watch Fair is held concurrently with Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair -- June (AFJ). AFJ is the only international trade event dedicated to the fashion jewellery and accessories industry in Asia, and will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Buyers attending the June Fair can enjoy free access to AFJ, giving them the opportunity to attend two prestigious fairs in one visit.
 Opening Dates & Hours
 Dates Opening Hours
 19-21 June 2008 10:30am - 6:30pm
 22 June 2008 10:30am - 5:30pm


 Sponsors
 -- The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong
 -- Gemological Institute of America (Hong Kong)
 -- Hong Kong Gold & Silver Ornament Workers & Merchants General Union
 -- The Kowloon Pearls, Precious Stones, Jade, Gold and Silver Ornament
 Merchants Association



CONTACT: Fair details: Sales Department of CMP Asia Ltd, +(852)-2516-1677 or +(852)-2585-6179, Fax: +(852)-2511-6211 or +(852)-2802-9934, salesjwf@cmpasia.com; media enquiries: Marketing Communications Department of CMP Asia Ltd, +(852)-2516-1649, Fax: +(852)-2511-6113, pressjwf@cmpasia.com

Web site: http://jewellerynetasia.com/
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