All together now: Organisers of GemGenève, JGW show solidarity
Geneva fair rescheduled for 1 – 4 November to maximise business opportunities for trade professionals
HONG KONG, 27 July 2020 – Informa Markets Jewellery lauds Gemexpo SA’s decision to move GemGenève’s show dates to 1 – 4 November to maximise business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers who plan to attend both the Geneva fair and the recently rescheduled Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW).
GemGenève, the Geneva International Gem & Jewellery Show, is a niche event led by some of the world’s most iconic names in gemstones and jewellery. The fair was originally scheduled for 5 – 8 November at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland this year.
By moving the show forward by four days, Gemexpo has enhanced the chances of exhibitors and professional buyers to attend both GemGenève and JGW, previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.
Originally slated for September at two venues, JGW has changed its dates to the only remaining free slot available in the latter part of the year – 9 – 13 November at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) – in view of safety concerns, continued travel restrictions and Covid-19 containment measures.
“We deeply appreciate this extraordinary gesture by our colleagues and friends at Gemexpo, and the exhibitors and buyers powering GemGenève. They have proven that we, as a community, can indeed come together, seek creative ways to maximise sourcing opportunities for our show attendees, and remain united in our common goal of helping the industry bounce back from the pandemic crisis,” said Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets Jewellery.
Commenting on the reason behind GemGenève’s rescheduling, Ronny Totah, Co-founder of the Geneva show, said, “I’m convinced that now is the time to turn to more human values. We will not be able to go through this challenging period without solidarity and respect.”
The adjusted GemGenève show dates will give the two fairs’ overlapping exhibitors and buyers sufficient time to attend both events should travel and social distancing restrictions ease.
Lau reiterated that moving JGW to November is a one-off arrangement and is made largely in response to industry partners’ requests for a B2B marketplace that will give them the opportunity to secure orders before the end of the year. The event will return to its September slot in 2021.
“This has been a bruising year for everyone, including the jewellery sector,” Lau said. “This makes events such as JGW and GemGenève more important than ever for the industry as we all prepare for our post-Covid-19 revival plan.”
Entering its third edition this year, GemGenève was founded by two of the industry’s most well-respected experts – Thomas Faerber and Totah. The fair is described as “a new-generation gem and jewellery show” that promotes creativity, supports talent and fosters the lively exchange of knowledge and ideas throughout the gem and jewellery community.
JGW is recognised as the ultimate B2B jewellery marketplace in the world, offering a rich and diverse selection of products, from precious loose materials and finished jewellery collections to the latest technologies. The fair also features a forward-focused programme of events, which shines the limelight on trends and inspirations in the world of luxury jewellery.
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Our in-person and web-based sourcing experiences, digital solutions and dedicated B2B platforms bring together international buyers and quality sellers in the fine jewellery, gemstone, and fashion jewellery and accessories markets. Our resources, industry experience, influence and focus as a partner are enhanced by our global jewellery portfolio consisting of 13 events in 9 key cities, a powerful digital platform – JewelleryNet, a dedicated Jewellery Media team and one of the industry’s most prestigious awards programmes – the JNA Awards.
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Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.
GemGenève provides a unique platform for jewellery designers and gem dealers to connect with retailers, collectors, connoisseurs, professionals and private buyers under one roof. Extending over four days, GemGenève is a place to be inspired and get connected to a global community of gem and jewellery insiders. It is a laboratory of creativity and innovation, bringing together established designers and emerging talents. Created by exhibitors for exhibitors, GemGenève sets a free-spirited stage where passion meets expertise and education.