September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

 

Event Calendar
(updated as of 1 September
 2016)

Thank you for your interest to our special events. 

Seats are limited, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pearl Auctions
 
The 68th Robert Wan Tahiti Perles Auction*
Date:
11 – 12 September 2016                                      
Venue:
Meeting Rooms N200 series, HKCEC
Organiser: Robert Wan Tahiti Perles Company
                           * Admission by invitation only
 
The 59th Paspaley Pearl Auction*
Date: 18 – 20 September 2016
Venue:
Meeting Rooms N200 series, HKCEC
Organiser: Australian Pearl Centre (HK) Ltd
                           * Admission by invitation only


Diamond Auction
 
Diamond Auction by ALROSA*
Date:
13 - 17 September 2016                                        
Venue:
Meeting Room 205, AWE                               
Organiser: ALROSA
                          * Admission by invitation only


Special Display of Jewellery Pieces
 
JMA International Jewelry Design Competition 2016 – Display of Final Entries
Venue:              
Booth no. 1M028, Hall 1, HKCEC                          
Organiser: Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association (JMA)
   
Presentation of Japanese Jewellery - Techniques, Design and Quality
Venue: Booth no. 3M058, Hall 3, HKCEC
Organiser: Japan Jewellery Association


Special Events
14 September 2016

GIA GemFest Asia 2016

 
“Pearls and their Identification in the 21st Century”
Time:         
11:00am – 12:00noon
Venue: Meeting Room 201B, AWE
Organiser: Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Speaker: Mr Nicholas Sturman, Senior Manager, Global Pearl Services, GIA
   
JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner*
Time: 6:30pm – 11:30pm
Venue: InterContinental Hong Kong
Organisers: UBM Asia Ltd, JNA
  * Admission by invitation only
 


15 September 2016
September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair – Press Conference
 
Time:        
11:00am – 12:30noon
Venue: Meeting Rooms S226 – S227, HKCEC
Organiser:
September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
Language:  English (with Mandarin consecutive interpretation) 
   
Gemfields Masterclass                                                                                     
Please join us for the launch of Gemfields Masterclass.
Get a peek at our Ruby training module for retailers and gem connoisseurs.
 
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 202 & 203, AWE
Organiser: Gemfields plc
Speakers:
Mr Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields
Dr Laurent Massi, Gemstone Expert
Mr Philippe Ressigeac, Gemstone Expert
Language: English (With Mandarin and Thai simultaneous interpretation)
   
Fair Reception*
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Grand Foyer, HKCEC
Organiser: September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
                             * Admission by invitation only


16 September 2016
GIA GemFest Asia 2016
 

Time:               

9:00am - 11:00am
Venue: Meeting Room S421, HKCEC
Organiser:         
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
   
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Topic 1:          
Speakers:

“Recent Diamond Trends and Services at GIA Laboratory”
Mr John King, Chief Quality Officer, GIA 
Ms Kristen Kubilus, Coordinator, Internal Laboratory Communications, GIA

   
Time:   
Topic 2:
Speaker:  
10:00am - 10:45am
“Gemological Study of Synthetic Melee Diamonds”
Dr Wuyi Wang, Director, Research & Development, GIA
   
GIT Seminar                                                                                                    
“The Color's Science behind the Ruby and Sapphire: Pigeon Blood, Royal Blue and Cornflower Blue color”
 
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Meeting Room S224, HKCEC
Speaker:
Dr Pornsawat Wathanakul, Dr rer.nat, (Mineralogy and Geology of Mineral Deposits), Director, the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand
Organiser: The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) (GIT)
   
‘WONDERLAND OF CARAT’
High-end Jewellery Collection Global Launch*
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Grand Foyer, HKCEC
Organiser: Shanghai Kimberlite Diamond Co Ltd
                          * Admission by invitation only


17 September 2016
Gübelin Seminar                                                                                             
 
Time:                
9:00am – 11:00am
Venue:
Meeting Room S228, HKCEC
Organisers:     
Gübelin Gem Lab
  Gübelin Academy
   
Topic 1:
Speaker:

Topic 2:
Speaker:
“Consistency through Standards”
Dr Daniel Nyfeler, Managing Director, Gübelin Gem Lab

“Great Discoveries”
Ms Helen Molesworth, Managing Director, Gübelin Academy
   
Tanzanite Foundation Seminar cum Launch of Tanzanite Designer Book       
 
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Meeting Room S224, HKCEC
Organiser:   Tanzanite Foundation
Topic: Stone of the Century: Tanzanite
Speakers:  Ms Hayley Henning, Former Marketing Manager for Tanzanite Foundation  
  Mr Imran Khan, Director for Tanzanite Foundation
Language:  English (with Mandarin consecutive interpretation)
 
AGIL 2016 - International Gemmological Conference                                      
 
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Meeting Rooms S226 – S227, HKCEC
Organiser:
Asian Gemmological Institute and Laboratory Limited (AGIL)
Co-organiser: Asia Pacific Gemmologist Society Limited (APGS)
Topic: “Hong Kong Geopark - One of the best tourist attractions in Asia's Top 5”
  “Brief Talk on the Founding, Recent Development and Identification of Synthetic Diamond in China”
“Gold Sheen Sapphire – A new variety of Corundum from Africa”
“Passion Fruit: A Connoisseur's Guide to Sapphire”
“The firstever exclusive visit of PRIDE Ruby mine of the primary marble deposit in Mogok, Myanmar”
Speakers: Professor L.S. Chan, Internationally renowned geologist, Professor of Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong
  Mr Li Jianjun, Deputy Director of National Gold & Diamond Testing Center, Senior Engineer
Mr Dominic Mok, Principal of Asian Gemmological Institute and Laboratory Limited & The Founding President of Asia Pacific Gemmologist Society Limited (APGS)
Mr Richard W.Hughes, Chief Gemmologist of Lotus Gemology Co. Ltd., American Renowned Gemologist and Award Winning Author
Mr Federico Barlocher, Expert in high end quality gems, special from the worldwide legendary
Language: English (with Mandarin consecutive interpretation)
  Guest speakers listed in no particular order.
OPEN TO PUBLIC
GAHK                                                                                                               
"Certification and Testing, Professionalization and Internationalization of Business Practice in the Fei Cui Jewellery Industry"
 
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Meeting Rooms S224 – S225, HKCEC
Organiser: The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong (GAHK)
Co-organiser: The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC)
  UBM Asia Ltd
Supporters: China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China
  Gübelin Gem Lab, Switzerland
   
Time: 2:10pm – 2:40pm
Topic 1: “Development of Higher Education, Training and Professionalization of the Fei Cui Jewellery Industry in the Mainland”
Speaker: Prof Yang Mingxing, Dean, Gemmological Institute, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China
   
Time: 2:40pm – 3:10pm
Topic 2: “Hong Kong Standard Testing Methods for Fei Cui, Certification and ISO Quality Management System of Gem Laboratory”
Speaker: Mr Tommy Tsui, Vice Chairman, The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong
 
Time: 3:10pm – 3:40pm
Topic 3: “Prospects of the Internationalization of Fei Cui Jewellery Test Certificate”
 Speaker:  Dr Daniel Nyfeler, Managing Director, Gübelin Gem Lab, Switzerland
   
Time: 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Topic 4: “Panel Discussion and Q&A”
Speakers: Prof Yang Mingxing, Dean, Gemmological Institute,
  China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China
   
  Mr Tommy Tsui, Vice Chairman, The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
   
  Dr Daniel Nyfeler, Managing Director, Gübelin Gem Lab, Switzerland
   
  Professor Oliver Yau Hon-ming, Member of Panel on Promoting Testing and Certification Services in Jewellery Trade, Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (2010-2015), Hong Kong
Moderator: Mr Eddie Fan, Director, The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin and English (With simultaneous interpretation)
   
‘WONDERLAND OF CARAT’
High-end Jewellery Collection Global Launch*
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Grand Foyer, HKCEC
Organiser: Shanghai Kimberlite Diamond Co Ltd
  * Admission by invitation only
   
   


18 September 2016
Asia Fancy Color Diamond Association Seminar                                             
 
Time:        
12noon – 2:00pm                                        
Venue: Meeting Rooms S228, HKCEC
Organiser: Asia Fancy Color Diamond Association (AFCDIA)
Section I: Color Diamonds as the “Pokémon Go” to the China Market
Speakers: Ms Lily Leung, Founding Chairman of AFCDIA
  Mr John King, Chief Quality Officer of Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Mr Lior Hirsh, Chief Technology Officer of Shirtal DiaCam Limited
Ms Heidi Chan, AFCDIA Honorary Advisor of Color Diamond
Section II: Q&A
Speakers: Ms Lily Leung,  AFCDIA Founding Chairman
  Ms Cally Kwong,  Honorary President of AFCDIA
Mr Eliad Cohen / Mr Amit Cohen,  Founding Member & Committee of AFCDIA
Mr Simon Zion,  Founding Member & Committee of AFCDIA
Ms Noa Pardo,  Managing Director of Israel Diamond Institute Asia Pacific Limited
Mr John King,  Chief Quality Officer of Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
   
‘WONDERLAND OF CARAT’
High-end Jewellery Collection Global Launch*
Time:
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Venue: Grand Foyer, HKCEC
Organiser: Shanghai Kimberlite Diamond Co Ltd
  * Admission by invitation only
 
‘WONDERLAND OF CARAT’
High-end Jewellery Collection Global Launch*
Time:
4:00pm - 5:30pm                                        
Venue: Grand Foyer, HKCEC
Organiser: Shanghai Kimberlite Diamond Co Ltd                          
  * Admission by invitation only
   
   

# Unless specified, all seminars will be conducted in English
Remarks: AWE refers to AsiaWorld-Expo; HKCEC refers to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Marketing Communications Department
Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia Ltd

T: +852 2585 6197
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