Join us at Mineral, Gem & Fossil Asia and tap business opportunities in Asia
The third edition of Mineral, Gem & Fossil Asia will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from 22 to 25 June 2017. The fair will feature exciting exhibitors coming from all over the world and provide players in the minerals, rough gemstones and fossils trade a springboard to expand their business, widen their networks and gather the latest market intelligence.
Highlights in 2016
- Invaluable 150 Million Year Old Fossil to be displayed in Hong Kong by Interprospekt HK / Granada Gallery
The “Drama” is a life scene caught in the rock. A pterosaur was fishing near the surface of a quiet saltwater, eating small fishes when it was, itself, hunted by a large predatory fish. Still linked together, both carcasses sank to the sea floor to be preserved in exquisite detail. Now 150 million years later encased in stone we are able to witness their drama. This specimen was found in 2009 in a plattenkalk quarry in Southern Germany. The indepth study of this dramatic fossil has revealed clues to the behavior and ecology of these animals like no other individual fossil has been able to do before. This incredible fossil was presented together with two pterosaurs and one icon of the ocean, a 150 million year old amazing shark.
- “Exceptional Fossils from the world famous Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone in Germany” by Stephen Hui Geological Museum
One of the world’s most famous Fossil Lagerstätte is the Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone in Germany which came to fame with the discovery of a number of complete Archaeopteryx fossils. The Stephen Hui Geological Museum of the University of Hong Kong presented you 11 rare and exceptionally preserved fossil animals from the 150 million year old Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone, some up to 90 cm in diameter. A horseshoe crab with its preserved death trail is one of the highlights while other fossils including bony fish, lobster, rock lobster, beetle and squid were also be displayed.
The Scavenger Hunt game was organised by the fair organiser and The Mineralogy Society of Hong Kong for all visitors
to participate. Participants had to find
the Hunt Box counters in the exhibition hall and answer the simple questions in
order to redeem one set of “Mineral & Fossil” magnet. The game was fun and a good experience of learning for the whole family.
One Trip Two Attractions
The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair was held concurrently with the Mineral, Gem & Fossil Asia. This special arrangement will enable gemstone exhibitors and buyers at the June Fair to attend 6MG to explore and experience the invaluable dinosaur fossils, rare natural stones and buy mineral specimens in one trip.
Quote from the Organiser
“The launch of Mineral & Gem Asia was an important milestone in UBM Asia’s fair history. We were glad that the fair had received great support from the industry. Over 100 exhibitors showcased the world’s rare and invaluable minerals & fossils as well as decorative gemtstone products. It gave global buyers a platform to source effectively from suppliers from around the world without having to travel to many overseas shows.”
- Mr Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President, UBM Asia
Quote from the Partner
“As the world’s No 1 hub for gems and jewellery Hong Kong is the perfect place to establish an international mineral show. UBM did a great job in organising this first edition of “Mineral & Gem Asia”. With its modern venue, a high quality exhibitor list and the attracting special exhibition this was an excellent start with the potential to become Asia’s leading mineral show.”
- Mr Christoph Keilmann, CEO of Mineralientage München Fachmesse GmbH, the fair organiser of The Munich Show