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Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) kicks off first omnichannel edition with digital experience

JGA Virtual is online now through to 7 July for three weeks of B2B product sourcing, offering trade buyers opportunity to restock inventories in a snap

HONG KONG, 21 June 2021 – The global jewellery community is coming together digitally for three weeks of product discovery, inspiration and networking at Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong’s first-ever digital edition, JGA Virtual (17 June to 7 July).

JGA Virtual is the synergy-enhancing digital component of JGA’s physical show, which is scheduled for 24 – 27 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

“JGA Virtual is bringing Asia’s mid-year fine jewellery event to a global audience. By integrating the reach of digital with the power of face-to-face engagements through JGA’s in-person show in Hong Kong, we are offering buyers and sellers a powerful platform that could help them speed up their business recovery,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President of Informa Markets in Asia.

For professional buyers and suppliers who cannot travel to Hong Kong for the physical fair, JGA Virtual has made the wholesale sourcing experience possible and simple.

“This digital resource gives the trade access to an exclusive marketplace consisting of suppliers who are among the best in their respective fields, the luxury to explore and discover suppliers and their latest product introductions at their own pace using our filtering capabilities, and the convenience to hold one-on-one video meetings with exhibitors from anywhere,” Bondi continued.

“For sellers, JGA Virtual literally puts the whole jewellery-buying community within their reach.”

An exclusive trade-only sourcing platform for jewellery, gemstones and manufacturing equipment, JGA Virtual offers professional buyers access to new products from anywhere in the world. The user-friendly virtual platform comes with tools for enhanced business matchmaking such as online showrooms, product/supplier search functions and networking features such as video conferencing and live chats.

Aptly heralding the launch of JGA Virtual is a webinar on “Lab-Grown Diamonds: Rising Stars of the Jewellery Industry,” organised in partnership with Smiling Rocks and featuring a stellar panel of speakers comprising Marty Hurwitz, CEO and Founder of THE MVEye; Zulu Ghevriya, CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, and Diana Verde Nieto, Co-Founder and CEO of Positive Luxury. More than 500 trade professionals pre-registered to attend.

“Extraordinary times require extraordinary solutions. While we are all living through an intense time of change, remember that to us, nothing is more important than making our sourcing experiences work as hard as possible to deliver the results that our community needs,” said Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets Jewellery.

“For exhibitors, this translates to connecting with quality buyers, securing business opportunities and being inspired to rethink a new vision for their business. For buyers, it is all about gaining access to the very best products and services that the industry has to offer within the comfort of their own homes or offices.”

The virtual fair also serves as a preview of Informa Markets Jewellery’s enhanced digital platform, JewelleryNet. Created for the jewellery community, the platform aims to facilitate connections, foster business matching opportunities, and deliver industry knowledge and market intelligence. Complementing the Group’s jewellery shows around the world, the new JewelleryNet will debut this Fall.

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About Informa Markets Jewellery
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our global jewellery vertical, Informa Markets Jewellery, offers in-person and web-based sourcing experiences, digital solutions and dedicated B2B platforms that bring international buyers and quality sellers together 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 trade fairs and events in key cities around the world; a powerful digital platform – JewelleryNet; a dedicated Jewellery Media team led by flagship publication, JNA; an education-based programme – Jewellery & Gem Knowledge Community, and one of the industry’s most prestigious awards programmes – the Jewellery World Awards (JWA), previously known as the JNA Awards. For more information about Informa Markets Jewellery, please visit https://imjewellery.jewellerynet.com/.

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