UBM Asia enters a new chapter in its exhibition history
Mineral & Gem Asia is a comprehensive trade fair that will offer a variety of rough and polished gemstones, fossils, decorative and ancient stones, art pieces and rough, loose, half & full finished mineral products. The show will serve as international trading platform for suppliers and buyers from various fields, such as geology, mineralogy, architecture, interior design, art gallery, museum, loose gem traders. As well, private collectors and people from other fields of interest will also enjoy this exposition.
Hong Kong’s duty-free policy encourages trade
This is one of the leading international mineral & rough gems trade events to be organised by UBM Asia in Hong Kong. UBM Asia expands its series of professional trade fairs with the launch of Mineral & Gem Asia, which provides players in the mineral and rough gemstone trade a springboard to expand their business, widen their networks and gather the latest market intelligence. Hong Kong is easily accessible for all because of its status as a duty-free port, which is a boon for the global trade.
Strong support from the industry
Mineral & Gem Asia is empowered by Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. Moreover, people behind The Munich Show in Germany, Europe’s largest mineral fair, highly recommended Mineral & Gem Asia such that they are organising a group of suppliers from Europe to exhibit in the fair. In addition, many suppliers from outside Europe seek to participate in the Fair too.
As of May 2014, we have already received the exhibition space reservation from over 260 companies from 21 countries and regions including Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Russia Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, Uruguay and USA.
Senior Vice President of UBM Asia, Wolfram Diener, said: “We are very proud to pioneer a new fair in Hong Kong and to receive such overwhelming support from the industry. I truly believe that this new fair will be another bright spot and create a new foothold for players in the mineral & gemstone industry to expand their business to the Far East.”
Comments from the industry
Wilson Yip, Vice President of Korite International, an ammolite mining company based in Alberta, Canada, commented: “We applaud UBM Asia for organizing Mineral & Gem Asia in Hong Kong, which extends their growing repertoire of fairs beyond jewellery fairs. We are certain that the fair will bring the wonderful collections of minerals and fossils from all over the world that will take you back to the old days. Do visit the fair and be amazed.”
Gary, W. Bowersox, President of GeoVision, Inc., a gemstones importer & wholesaler in Honolulu, USA, expressed: “I am very excited to know about the launch of Mineral & Gem Asia as the fair will definitely serve as the gateway for my business to tap into the China market.”
Luis Frois, International Coordinator of IBGM, Brazil commented: “The Brazilian Gems and Jewellery Trade Association (IBGM) has been working in partnership with UBM Asia for years and we have pleasure to support the Mineral & Gem Asia exhibition to be launched. It will be a great opportunity for the industry to expand into a new market for this segment in Asia.”