TAIPEI, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On 24th November, the second edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair concluded successfully at Taipei World Trade Center with record-breaking numbers: 283 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions and a total of 9,540 trade visitors from 42 countries and regions, roughly 50-percent growth, underlining the exhibition as the leading trading platforms for the jewellery industry in Taiwan.
The four-day event received positive results in all aspects, including in venue design, exhibition scale, onsite events, exhibits and organizer’s service. Many visitors commented that the scale of fair was unprecedented in Taiwan. Distinct exhibit categorization and country pavilions not only enabled buyers to save time in making purchases, but also clearly presented different countries’ features and competitive prices.
A considerable volume of orders was placed during the show; an amber exhibitor from Poland reported that they had sold half of their exhibits on the second day of the fair. Clear proof of the strong enthusiasm of buyers at the show was provided by the fact that two automatic teller machines (ATM) in the venue ran out of cash on the last day of the fair. Post-show follow-up sales are estimated to be over ten billion Taiwan dollars.
The fair drew enthusiastic support and response from local and overseas exhibitors. In addition to Taiwanese exhibitors, it is exciting that exhibitors from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Turkey, the International Gemstone Association (ICA) and the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) all plan to book group pavilions at the next event.
Below are the statistics for the 2014 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair:
- Total number of visitors: 9,540（+50% compared to 2013）
- Visitors came from 42 countries and regions. Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, India and Italy were the top five sources of visitors from outside of Taiwan. International attendees accounted for 14% of the total attendance with 1,308 visitors.
- Size of venue: 4,212 sqm（+40% to 2013）
- Total number of exhibitors: 283（+35% to 2013）
- Exhibitors came from Australia, Belgium, Canada, mainland China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA; a total 25 countries and regions.
- The fair featured 9 country and group pavilions, including Hong Kong, Italy, the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and USA.
Highlighted Events: Cities Forum & Seminars
This year’s fair included seven seminars, attracting over 700 visitors who learned the latest market information and investment trends. For example, the future investment trend of Mozambique rubies, potential analysis of precious stones and fancy coloured diamonds, useful tips on selecting jadeite, etc. All seminars received positive feedback from attendees.
There was also a Cross-Straight jewellery conference during the show. By exchanging opinions, both sides shared jewellery industry development and practical proposals, whereby achieve mutual benefit for both parties and bring more new business opportunities to Taiwan.
Sales Manager of YaDonna International Inc., Ms Awin Lin (Taiwan)
"Thanks to UBM Asia for holding such a high quality fair, there were not only Taiwan exhibitors but also exhibitors from Japan, USA, Sri Lanka and other countries. The entire fair was well-organized and proper security controls enabled each exhibitor able to get well-connected with customers and show them their products contentedly.
In comparison to last year, the fair has expanded into a bigger size; I believed that the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair will become an iconic major jewellery fair among the international exhibitions!"
Tasa Meng Corporation, Ms Kimmy Lin (Taiwan)
"The exhibitors invited by UBM Asia this year are mostly well-known or up-and-coming designers. Product categorization is clear to let buyers find what they want easily. The most important thing is that you are able to find those suppliers and compare their prices and products easily; moreover, it enables buyers to make connections within the industry and achieve their objective of looking for new partners. Thanks for the effort of UBM Asia and especially for the improvement of venue decoration. I am sure this fair is a big milestone for Taiwan jewellery industry and I am glad we have such substantial scale and international fair here in Taiwan!"
Secretary General of Tianjin Gold Jewelery Association, Mr. Lee Guei Chien (China)
"Tianjin Gold Jewelery Association gathered many powerful enterprises and jewellers in Tianjin to participate in this show. This fair is the highest level of international jewellery show in Taiwan ever!
Taiwan’s coral products are very sought after in Tianjin. Taiwan’s jewellery industry also works hard to promote Taiwan jewellery design and develop new product ideas. This meeting gave both sides of the jewellery industry an opportunity to learn from each other and facilitate the development of the jewellery business."
Private Jewellery Collector, Mr. Harry Lu (China)
"The organizer put in much effort to gather exhibitors from around the world, so we could have chance to get in touch with exquisite treasures. In addition to a wide variety of quality gemstones, there were also delicate and innovative jewellery designs ready to amaze the visitors! Every exhibitor communicated the essence of their products sincerely so that visitors could truly gain a great deal of knowledge at the fair. I’m already looking forward to the show next year!"
General Manager of UBM Asia Ltd. Taiwan Branch, Ms Sabine Liu said:
"Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair has been expanding and innovating along the way. Both exhibitors and visitors are full of praise for this fair, affirming it to be an effective platform to improve business development and information exchange. Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair becomes a must-attend annual event for Taiwan jewellery industry. We are confident we will take next year’s fair to an even higher level."
For fair details, please contact: Ms. Rita Hung
Notes to Editors
About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com )
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. 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 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 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 has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.
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