Cmp Asia Renamed Its Jewellery Fairs In Hong Kong

CMP Asia announced that its Hong Kong Jewellery & Watch Fair (JWF) is renamed as the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair (JGF) to better reflect the wider scope of the fairs. Both the June and September editions of the fair in 2009 will be using this new name.

"As the most important trade event for the global jewellery trade, the exhibit profile of the Fair is very different from 26 years ago when it started with the September edition, " said Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, CMP Asia. "Materials like diamonds, gemstones and pearls are of increasing importance alongside fine jewellery, so it is time to change the name of the Fair so that exhibitors and visitors know the profile of the Fair."

Launched in 1983, the September Fair is now Asia's largest international jewellery fair and one of the top three in the world. The September Fair is one of the few locally developed exhibitions that have grown to full international status. It has expanded from 100 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions, occupying 3,500 sqm of exhibition space in 1983 to 2,630 exhibitors from 44 countries and regions, on 81,000 sqm of exhibition space in 2008.

The fair has outgrown the full capacity of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) for years with a long waiting list of new country pavilions, hundreds of new exhibitors and the expansion needs of existing exhibitors. When AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), the second exhibition centre in Hong Kong opened in 2006, the fair began to use both venues to accommodate 2,500 exhibitors. Up to now, the Fair is still the only exhibition in Hong Kong that uses both venues.

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