This Story is sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission.
Italy will once again have a strong presence at the 36th Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which takes place from February 28 to March 4 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. The country’s significant contribution to the show – more than 170 Italian companies will be present – is hardly surprising; Italian craftsmen and gem-setters are renowned throughout the world for their skill in the creation of exquisite jewellery. And in Italy, many jewellers undertake all stages of production in-house. As in previous years, the show’s Italian Pavilion will be overseen by the Italian Trade Commission (in Italian, ICE).
In Hong Kong, the Italian Trade Commission, is headed in the city by Michele Scuotto. “Italian jewellery is considered to be among the finest on Earth, at the forefront of craftsmanship, ingenuity and innovation,” he says. “The Italian Pavilion features exceptional and varied jewellery collections, from silver and gold to coral, pearls, gemstones and diamonds. No matter which area you visit, you are guaranteed to be enchanted by the classical qualities, the glamour and the elegance created by Italian jewellers.”
ICE is the Italian government agency responsible for the development and promotion of trade between Italy and other nations across the globe, and as such is the most authoritative body on what the “Made in Italy” brand actually means in terms of excellence and quality.
In 2018, Italy’s value of gem and jewellery exports to Hong Kong stood at more than USD 1 billion – a market share of 7 percent.
Italian Trade Commission information counter – Booth CEC 3C – D25
For more information about the Italian companies that will be showing at the fair, please visit this link.
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