Hong Kong Trade Fair: Diamond Industry Organizations Call for Postponement
[The Diamond Loupe] Three leading diamond trade bodies, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Israeli Diamond Institute (IDI) have submitted a joint appeal for the postponement of the Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery Fair, September 2019, until there is a more stable climate in the city. In a letter they have voiced their concerns and those of their exhibitors regarding participation in the Hong Kong fair: "As trade representatives of the world's largest trading centers - Mumbai, Antwerp and Ramat Gan - we are tasked with voicing the needs of our exhibitors, and at the moment we do not believe these are being heard".
The trade organizations add "that some 30-40% of their exhibitors are demanding to cancel their participation in the show whether the situation improves or not, as their clients have already indicated that they have no intention of going, and concerns of security abound." Read more details about their insurance, coverage and transport uncertainties.
Source: The Diamond Loupe