The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the organiser of the twin Hong Kong Jewellery Shows taking place in March, have made moves to reassure buyers that Hong Kong is “open for business” despite the recent spell of political unrest in the region.
Hong Kong has seen widespread demonstrations since June, some of which have led to violent clashes between protesters and the police.
The protests were initially sparked by a proposed law that would have allowed extradition to mainland China, but the unrest later morphed into broader anti-government demonstrations that include demands such as greater democracy.
Retail Jeweller is once again recruiting a delegation of buyers to travel to the joint Hong Kong jewellery shows in March and asked the HKTDC about the severity of the situation.
A representative from the HKTDC said that the situation has been “improving over the last couple of weeks” and that its recent fairs in other sectors held in October and November, all passed off very successfully.
In order to further reassure buyers and exhibitors concerned about travelling to Hong Kong, the HKTDC has produced the following short video.
Those interested in applying for the trip are asked to do so via email to Ruth.Faulkner@emap.com with Hong Kong Buyer Incentive Programme as the subject line before Friday December 13.
Participation is limited to one representative from each retailer, although there is a possibility to add other people from your business at an additional cost.
Candidates will be subject to eligibility screening by the HKTDC and its decision on inclusion on the trip is final.