February 6th, 2020
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is postponing the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show to May 18 to 21 as the city faces threats of a possible coronavirus outbreak. The twin shows, to be held concurrently at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), were originally scheduled for March 2 to 6 at the AWE and March 4 to 8 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. “The safety of exhibitors and buyers has always been a priority for the HKTDC,” the council said in a statement.
The decision was made “in line with the measures taken by the Hong Kong SAR Government against the spread of the novel coronavirus, and after consultation with representatives of the jewellery industry,” the organizer said. As of February 4, China’s National Health Commission has reported 24,324 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 490 deaths in the mainland. Data from the commission also showed that 39 confirmed infections have so far been recorded in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan – 18 cases and 1 death in Hong Kong, 10 in Macau and 11 in Taiwan. #march hk fair #Hong Kong