Informa Markets: JGW moves temporarily to Sin...
Informa Markets

JGW moves temporarily to Singapore

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Jewellery & Gem WORLD (JGW) is moving from Hong Kong to Singapore to organise JGW Singapore for the edition from September 27 to 30, 2022. The change in the event location is a one-off special measure that will only apply to 2022, the organiser of the fair, Informa Markets Jewellery, announced.

"The last two years have been extremely challenging for all market participants", said David Bondi, senior vice president of Informa Markets in Asia. "The vast majority of market participants from the entire sector have told us that they would like safe physical trade fairs in which they can participate."

The jewellery department of the group– Informa Markets Jewellery – is focusing on safety and rebuilding business in its event planning and has identified Singapore as the ideal host for its flagship exhibition in 2022. The city state is planning to further continuously relax travel and social restrictions. The COVID infection wave is reaching its zenith and the location offers international exhibitors and buyers a practicable location where they can do business face to face. It offers greater flexibility to those who cannot fly to Hong Kong because of the current border restrictions and self-isolation requirements.
„Market participants want physical trade fairs.“
David Bondi, senior vice president of Informa Markets in Asia
In addition to the wholesale purchasing event in Singapore, special editions of the jewellery and gemstone exhibitions will take place in June and September in Hong Kong: Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA – Special Edition) is planned from June 16 to 19, Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW – Special Edition) is to be held from September 16 to 19. These special exhibitions that are open both to B2B buyers and jewellery lovers, will presumably also attract visitors residing in China as soon as cross-border travel restrictions have been lifted.

Informa Markets Jewellery will also introduce Jewellery & Gem ASEAN Bangkok (JGAB) from November 2 to 5. JGAB is a B2B cash-and-carry event aimed specially at buyers from Southeast Asia, who require immediate replenishments for the important Christmas and New Year season.