November 8, 2005
HK January Show Announces Conference Program
The inaugural Hong Kong January Show, scheduled Jan. 17 - 20 at the Asia
World Expo, will provide two days of seminars targeted to industry retailers
and suppliers. The speaker line-up includes jewelry industry analyst Ken
Gassman, who will present a speech to retailers entitled ̉American Markets
Still Booming." Gassman's second presentation to suppliers is called "Asian
Markets Will Realize the Promise."
Also, Mickey Weinstock, master diamond cutter/diamond dealer and president
of Guangzhou Mickey Weinstock, Ltd., which is a part of the CSSightholder
group based in Hong Kong, will present "European Markets Present Solid
Opportunity." Paula Peterson, consultant on the luxury consumer, will
present "American Luxury Markets Still Growing" (for suppliers and
retailers); Peter Yantzer, executive director of American Gem Society
Laboratories, will present "The New AGS Cut Grading System;" and Eddie
Prentice, managing director of CRU Publishing and general manager of Trends
Forecasting Ltd., will present "European Markets Set Trends."
Retailer seminars on Jan. 17 will focus on the continuing growth of the
American luxury market and the opportunities presented by European markets.
Supplier seminars on Jan. 16 will address the promising Asian markets,
European trend-setting, the continued boom of the American market and the
new AGS cut grading system.
"Helping our buyers and exhibitors start the new year with valuable
information that can help them compete effectively is a prime goal of our
show," says Show Director B.K. Chow. An entrance fee of approximately $20
per person per session will be donated, in full, to UNICEF. Anyone who
registers before December 15 will be charged $15.
Along with the conference program, other show preparations are progressing
well. "We are very pleased with industry reception of our new show
particularly because it is a trade-only event. Our commitment to buyer and
exhibitor needs is paramount, and we are seeing the fruits of our efforts
realized with steady buyer registration," says Chow.
To register online to attend the show and seminars, go to
www.januaryshow.com. Buyers who register in November have the opportunity to
win a $1,000 travel voucher to attend the show.
The Hong Kong January Show is a delivery event run by World Trade Fair Ltd.,
headquartered in Hong Kong. It is the first 100% trade-only show of the year
in Asia and will include 10 thematic product pavilions, English-speaking
seminars and six-star concierge services. Questions regarding exhibiting
should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For buyer information, e-mail
email@example.com. Or call in Hong Kong: +852-3165-8425. In the U.S.: