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Hong Kong Updates

Day 4 / 19 Sept / AWE

Last call for 9FJ: Secure the best deals today!


Don’t miss the chance to ramp up your sales for the coming peak selling season! Snag the best deals on all your holiday essentials at Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – September (9FJ)! 

The four-day B2B event is entering its final day today in Hall 2 and Concourse of the AsiaWorld-Expo. Meet quality manufacturers, discover new products and engage with influencers in one of the industry’s prime sourcing events. Act now!

For more details about 9FJ, click here.
 


Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – September: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Dear Valued Exhibitors, Visitors and Industry Professionals, 

 

We have compiled a list of answers to questions that you may have when preparing for the Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – September. We are here to support you. If you have more specific questions, please get in touch with us.

 

Exhibitor inquiries: [email protected]
Visitor inquiries: [email protected] 
Media inquiries: [email protected] 

 

Q1: Does Informa Markets have a security contingency plan in place in the event of an emergency? 

 

The safety and security of exhibitors, visitors and our staff is our top priority. We are working in close coordination with the venue management teams in ensuring a safe environment in the exhibition venues. Our emergency response plans are ready to address various scenarios. Security will also be enhanced to beef up access monitoring and control.

 

Q2: Will you be enhancing your shuttle bus services to cover not just your usual pick-up and drop-off points? What if there were transport disruptions?

 

Yes, we are regularly reviewing and finetuning the priority routes for additional shuttle bus services. We will have shuttle buses ready to serve show attendees travelling from the HKCEC to the Eastern and Western districts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, and vice versa, if the situation calls for it. We will also designate major hotels in select districts as pick-up and drop-off points for show attendees. Similar contingency measures have also been arranged for exhibitors and visitors headed to and travelling from AWE.

 

Shuttle Bus Services & Schedule (click here)
(as of 5 September 2019)

 

Q3: Will you also be providing cross-border transport services?

 

Yes, there will be shuttle bus services from different destinations within Guangdong Province for buyer delegations. Advance booking is required. Please contact [email protected] to reserve your seat.

 

Cross-border Shuttle Schedule 
(as of 2 September 2019)

 

Shenzhen Line (Advance booking required)

 

Note: This shuttle service is only for industry professionals aged 18 or above
who are attending Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – September and
the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Seats are limited, and advance booking is required. Booking deadline: 13 September 2019.

To reserve your seat, follow our official WeChat account JWFHUB. Booking page will open on 9 September 2019.

 

Q4: Could you please share details about your visitor promotion campaign? What are the incentives that you have offered visitors to date?

 

Our visitor promotion campaign is in full swing, and we have launched several initiatives to encourage buyers to experience Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – September.

 

We have engaged the services of a major travel agency in China, which is offering special hotel rates to qualified visitors. We have also been holding a series of road shows at the Shenzhen Jewellery Exchanges and engaging with buying groups from China.

 

We are offering 10,000 complimentary hotel room nights exclusively for trade buyers invited by exhibitors. Each exhibitor may nominate three significant buyers who will be entitled to two free consecutive hotel room nights during the September Fair show dates. The deadline for the submission of the filled-out forms has been extended to 12 September 2019. 

 

In addition, we have launched a massive telemarketing campaign to reach out to 50,000 buyers from all over the world – including Trade Buyer ID (TBID) holders, buyers who attended the show’s 2018 edition, and those who have pre-registered this year. Many of these buyers have already been contacted and have confirmed their attendance. Efforts to convince other potential visitors – who may still be considering signing up for the show – that everything is being done to address their concerns on security matters and the fair’s operational requirements are ongoing.

 

We are personally calling and inviting our clubElite buyers to the fair.

 

Additional online promotions focused on China, Southeast Asia and international visitors are ongoing.

 

We are also offering hotel sponsorships to first-time international visitors.

 

Informa Markets is also making the most out of its powerful online platform – targeted eBlasts, websites and social media channels – to connect with and entice visitors to the show.

 


Q5: What are the backup arrangements for the show’s move-in and move-out dates for exhibitors?

 

We are working closely on a contingency plan with contractors and forwarders, including an earlier move-in schedule for AWE exhibitors (download schedule) and extended move-out periods if necessary. 

 

The fair dates remain unchanged: 16 –19 September 2019 at the AWE.

 

Q6: How are the other trade shows faring in Hong Kong, especially those held or currently being held at the AWE and HKCEC?

 

Trade shows operate as normal. Kindly click on the following links to view the latest trade show updates from other organisers:

 

Asia Fruit Logistica, 4 – 6 September 2019, AWE
https://www.asiafruitlogistica.com/Press/Pictures/
https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/asia-fruit-logistica
https://hk.linkedin.com/company/asiaworld-expo-management-limited?trk=organization-update_share-update_actor-text

 

HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, 3 – 7 September 2019, HKCEC
https://event.hktdc.com/fair/hkwatchfair-en/s/12096-For_Press/HKTDC-Hong-Kong-Watch-and-Clock-Fair/PressRelease.html

 

17th Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong X Gourmet Asia 2019, Natural & Organic Asia 2019, 3 – 5 September 2019, HKCEC
http://ubmasianews.com/read/7447/Press-Release_-ENG

 

 

9FJ Networking Hub: Staying ahead of the curve

Top fashion jewellery and accessories sourcing event to kick off on September 16

Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – September (9FJ) is once again proving that it has its finger on the pulse of what’s next and trending in the accessories world with its line-up of special events exclusive to show attendees.

Scheduled for September 16 to 19 at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), 9FJ will bring together about 250 established manufacturers, up-and-coming design talents and artisanal brands in one of the industry’s most diverse and content-packed fashion jewellery and accessories sourcing events. It will be held concurrently with the biggest global jewellery marketplace in the industry – the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, which is scheduled for September 16 to 20 at the AWE and from September 18 to 22 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Preparations for 9FJ are proceeding smoothly despite recent public incidents in Hong Kong. Operations at the Hong Kong International Airport have returned to normal. The Airport Authority has stepped up security, and a court injunction has been secured against activities that interfere with the proper use of the airport except in the designated areas in the arrivals hall.

Informa Markets recognises and is addressing the concerns expressed by some exhibitors and visitors on security matters and the fair’s operational requirements. Committed to providing a secure, safe and enjoyable trade show experience to exhibitors, visitors and its staff, the trade show organiser has adopted a series of contingency plans in close collaboration and partnership with the venue management teams, contractors and suppliers. These measures are designed to respond to potential incidents that may happen outside the normal range of the show’s operations, including special move-in and move-out arrangements at AWE, and regular updates on traffic conditions before and throughout the show period. Updates will be regularly posted on the show’s official website and social media platforms.

Fair Highlights

With its high concentration of design talents, and fashion jewellery and accessories manufacturers, 9FJ provides a dynamic and exciting space where visitors can connect with industry leaders, influencers and creatives.

“We have rounded up experts who will share their insights and studies on topics encompassing design directions, colour trends and 3D printing technologies,” says Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets. “We will also have buzz-worthy sessions focusing on visual merchandising strategies that are tied to a seller’s social media channels, and targeted social media marketing. Clearly, these topics are timely and relevant to those who are serious about growing their fashion jewellery and accessories business.”

To date, six sessions will be held at the Networking Hub – a space within 9FJ that encourages collaboration, learning and innovation. 

On September 16, topics will focus on colour trends and visual merchandising. Maryann Wong, Director of Sales & Marketing at Pantone Asia-Pacific, will deliver a presentation on “Colour As Oasis For Autumn/Winter 2020/21.” The key colour trends, according to Pantone, are “neon, rich saturated shades and strong, modern pastels with texture, reflection and shine acting as integral partners in the way colours are seen and executed.”

Also on September 16, Gladys Chan, Design Director of GLADC studio, and Roland Wong, 3D design expert and jewellery designer, will highlight the importance of delivering a unified message through visual merchandising and social media marketing.

3D printing technologies will be the prevailing themes of the two seminars scheduled for September 17. Li Bin, Design Director of Shenzhen YiZhi Technology Co Ltd and Guangdong LongQueen Jewelry Co Ltd, will focus his talk on  “Going Retro Through 3D Printing Technologies” while Qi Huang, General Manager of Jiangsu Totus Technology Co Ltd, will give a presentation on “New 3D Printing Technology For Mass Jewellery Production.”

On September 18, Michael Leow, Asia-Pacific Sales & Marketing Head of Fashion Snoops, will talk about the trends that will sweep the fashion jewellery and accessories scene in the Fall/Winter 2020/21 season. Optimising social media channels for one’s business will likewise be the focus of a panel discussion to be hosted by Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide, an online-to-offline business platform that aims to connect, inspire and empower women for entrepreneurial success.

For more details about 9FJ’s special events, please check out our schedule updates at
https://exhibitions.asiafja.com/9fj/en-us/Special-Events

 

 

Around Hong Kong: Useful resources and phone numbers

Here is a reference list of links and contact numbers to keep on hand while travelling in Hong Kong:

Hong Kong International Airport
*All protests are now banned at the airport except in the designated area, according to the Airport Authority.
* Visitors are advised to check with airlines, the airport’s website or the “HKG My Flight” mobile app for the latest flight information, and allow sufficient time for travelling to the airport.

Flight schedules: https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/flights/departures/passenger.page
Airport Express: Services usually run every 10 minutes daily. Journeys between the airport and downtown Hong Kong take about 24 minutes while travel times to and from AsiaWorld-Expo are about 28 minutes. Tickets may be purchased online. Timetables are updated regularly.
Airport buses: https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/transport/to-from-airport/public-buses.page
Traffic conditions to and from the airport: https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/transport/hong-kong-traffic-conditions.page

MTR
To view the MTR trip planner and ticket suggestions: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/main/service_status.html

ROADS
To check traffic conditions on all main roads or view live webcast of traffic conditions: http://traffic.td.gov.hk/SwitchCenter.do
To view notices on road closures: https://www.td.gov.hk/en/traffic_notices/index_type_6.html

WEATHER AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Hong Kong Observatory: Check out the latest weather report
Tourist sites: http://m.discoverhongkong.com/us/index.jsp
 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Emergency Calls

Police/Fire/Ambulance  999
Police hotline 2527 7177



Overseas Calls

Collect Calls                              10010             
IDD & Phone Card Inquiries 10013



24-hour medical service

Queen Mary Hospital                            2255 3111
Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2958 8888
Free Ambulance Service 2735 3355 / 2576 6655



Visitor Travel Hotlines

Hong Kong International Airport            2181 8888
Consumer Council 2929 2222
Hong Kong Tourism Board 2508 1234
Directory Inquiries 1081