Cynics might suspect Swatch Group’s decision to cancel its Time to Move launch event in Zurich was as much about cost-saving as health concerns, but the same cannot be said for postponing Hong Kong’s International Jewellery Show, which was due to take place from March 4 to 8.
Hong Kong’s Trade Development Council, which organizes the show, issued a statement today saying:
“The safety of exhibitors and buyers has always been a priority for the HKTDC. In line with the measures taken by the Hong Kong SAR Government against the spread of the novel coronavirus, and after consultation with representatives of the jewellery industry, the HKTDC will reschedule its HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show 2020 (originally scheduled for 2-6 March) and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2020 (originally scheduled for 4-8 March) to 18-21 May 2020. The twin shows will be concurrently held at the AsiaWorld-Expo.”
There were 72 exhibitors and 5% of visitors from the United States at the show last year.