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Baselworld
Baselworld to Drop Name, Change Venue
Baselworld’s organizers are planning to change the event’s name, restructure its format and choose a new location following its falling-out with exhibitors and the cancellation of its January 2021 show.“The date of January 2021...
Watches May 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld 2018 Hall 1
Baselworld 2021 Show Canceled
The organizer of Baselworld has called off the next edition of the show, scheduled for January to February 2021, following a revolt over timing and refunds.MCH Group said it had reached an agreement with exhibitors and...
Watches May 07, 2020 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2019
JCK Las Vegas Canceled for 2020
The 2020 JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows have been canceled, the events’ organizer has confirmed, as the coronavirus continues to sweep across the globe.“This decision was made in response to the unprecedented challenges...
Polished Markets Apr 22, 2020 Rapaport News
HK Mar show 2019
Hong Kong Shows Suspend Preparations
The organizer of the May Hong Kong shows has put its plans for the events on hold, as quarantine rules have made it impossible to host an international fair.Measures enforced by the Hong Kong government on March 19 require...
Polished Markets Mar 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished diamond
Belgium, Israel to Hold Online Diamond Fair
Belgian and Israeli industry organizations are jointly organizing a virtual trade show to compensate for the cancellation of major exhibitions around the world.The Online Diamond Trade Fair will run from March 30 to April 3, the...
Polished Markets Mar 18, 2020 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2019
JCK Las Vegas to Go Ahead
The JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows will take place as planned, their organizer has confirmed, allaying fears the coronavirus would jeopardize the events.“At this time of global concern, Reed Exhibitions and...
Polished Markets Mar 04, 2020 Rapaport News
HK protest
Hong Kong Riots Cast Cloud over Show
Diamond traders have raised concerns ahead of next month’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, as mass protests have caused chaos and dented local demand. The show will still take place as planned,...
Polished Markets Aug 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Mary-Lou Keen
AGTA Show Manager Keen to Retire
Mary Lou Keen, trade-show manager at theAmerican Gem Trade Association (AGTA), is retiring after three decades at the organization. Keen has been responsible for developing AGTA’s presenceat a range of national events — including the AGTA...
Polished Markets Jul 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Sands Expo
Video: Vegas Show Sees Light Traffic
The JCK Las Vegas show ended Monday, with participants notinga decline in buyer traffic and exhibitors at this year’s event. Sentiment amongdiamond suppliers was relatively weak, as buyers were conservative, and overalldealer trading...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Basel
Basel to Drop Prices by up to 30%
Baselworld will reduce booth prices by 10% to 30% at next year’sshow and move diamond dealers to a more attractive location, organizers have confirmed. Management will reopen Hall 2, which was empty at the 2019show, and place...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Swatch
Swatch Group Calls Time on Baselworld
Swatch Group has quit Baselworld, arguing the watch andjewelry show is no longer relevant and its organizers are not interested inchanging it for the better.The Swiss group, whose 18 brands include Omega, Tissot andHarry...
Watches Jul 30, 2018 Rapaport News
Podcast 7
Podcast: What Happened in Vegas
The Rapaport editorial team analyzes De Beers’ synthetics launch, Martin Rapaport’s criticism of the miner’s disclosure rules, and other surprises from the Las Vegas shows.Rapaport’s reporters, fresh from their visit to the shows,reflect...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2018 Rapaport News
GemGeneve
GemGenève Show Wins Industry Hearts and Minds
Within 48hours of its Thursday opening, exhibitors were already hailing the GemGenève tradefair as a success.Words like “jolly,” “friendly” and “good vibe” peppered descriptions of the Geneva-based show, which welcomed 147 exhibitors spanning the...
Polished Markets May 13, 2018 Sonia Esther Soltani
Carat + 150
Elizabeth Hurley Bedazzles at Carat+
The Carat+ show opened on Sunday, helping to raisesentiment in the Antwerp diamond market. Exhibitors noted busy visitor traffic on the opening day,which culminated in the Carat+ Night event, featuring actress Elizabeth Hurleyas the guest...
Mining May 07, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Patek Philippe Baselworld
There’s Life in Baselworld Yet
Baselworld 2018, which ended Tuesday, saw a year-on-yeardecline from 1,300 exhibitors to approximately 650, and was shortened fromeight days to six. Considering that the world’s largest watch and jewelry fairhosted 1,500 participants in 2016,...
Watches Mar 28, 2018 Anthony DeMarco
Vicenzaoro 150
Good Turnout at Italy’s VicenzaOro
Attendancewas strong at the January edition of VicenzaOro, spurring confidence that Italy’s gold-jewelry exports would improve in 2018.Risingproduction and consumption of gold jewelry signaled a favorable outlook for thesector, said Lorenzo Cagnoni, president of organizer Italian...
Retail Jan 24, 2018 David Brough
Geneva
New Geneva Show to Tap Jewelry-Auction Audience
A new jewelry trade fair will come onto the scene in Genevanext year, hoping to capitalize on the strong buyer attendance at the auctions that take place in the Swiss city. The Geneva International Gem &...
Polished Markets Dec 20, 2017 Rapaport News
Baselworld
Baselworld Slashes Exhibitor Numbers in Half
About half as many exhibitors will attend the shorter 2018 Baselworldwatch-and-jewelry fair compared to this year, after organizers scaled back the annualshow in response to difficult market conditions.The upcoming March edition will feature only...
Watches Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
HK show Sept 2016
Hong Kong Show Reflects Stable Diamond Market
Diamantaires left the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair on Sunday relatively satisfied with trading in the loose-diamond section, as traffic increased during the five-day event. Buyer traffic rose from last year, and...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2017 Mary Kavanagh, Avi Krawitz
Diamond Rings
Organizers Optimistic Ahead of Carat+ Opening
The company behind next week’s Carat+ event is hopefulthe fair will fill a gap in the trade-show scene as the world’s first purelydiamond-focused international exhibition.More than 2,000 visitors from 35 nationalities haveregistered to attend the show...
Polished Markets May 04, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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