New Trade Show in Hong Kong

World Trade Fair Ltd. has announced that the inaugural Hong Kong January International Jewellery & Watch Show will be held Jan. 17–20, 2006, at AsiaWorld-Expo.

This event will admit retail and wholesale buyers only. According to show director B.K. Chow, “This will be a 100 percent trade-only event in the world’s freest marketplace. By qualifying attendees, we plan to deliver a strong buyer audience that allows sellers to maximize the time spent with current and potential customers. And as a delivery show, buyers can complete transactions on the spot and return to their stores with product ready to sell.”

The mid-January timing was selected after research among buyers and sellers. “January is a great time to meet local firms or mainland Chinese jewelers for joint ventures under the CEPA policy, which allows most jewelry and gem products produced in Hong Kong to be exported to mainland China free of tariff,” says Chow.

Buyers can learn about attendance qualifications and preregister at www.januaryshow.com. For exhibitor information in English call (516) 367-4144, non-English call (852) 3165-8425, or e-mail: sales@januaryshow.com. For buyer information in English call (215) 731-2233, non-English call (852) 3165-8425, or e-mail visitor@januaryshow.com.