The first international Gem & Jewellery Festival (IGJ) took place on 13-19 September, 2016 at the Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Event Space, showcasing gemstones, pearls, diamonds, opals and fine jewellery.  It provided a brand new trading platform for gems and jewellery buyers and sellers in the region and from across the world to meet and develop new business opportunities.

Arena Hong Kong and Asia Tents Arena were contracted to provide a series of structures to support this first time outdoor exhibition.  Arena provided approximately 10,000 m² of covered space for the show along with ducted air-conditioning and 9,000 m² of flooring to house hundreds of exhibition stands.  Unlike the indoor exhibition venues, this outdoor marquee was aimed at giving exhibitors and buyers a new feel and a brand new experience.

Located at the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district, the International Gem & Jewellery Festival attracted more than 230 suppliers from 16 countries and regions for the inaugural event.