Jewellery News Asia
launches the Jewellery News Asia (JNA) Awards 2012

Hong Kong, September 21, 2011. Jewellery News Asia ( announced the launch of a new awards event, the JNA Awards ceremony and gala dinner, to be held during the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair in September 2012. 

People and organisations from across the globe are encouraged to nominate or enter organisations or individuals who have achieved excellence in the jewellery industry. Nominations can be made in twelve categories across several sectors including manufacturing, retailing, branding, corporate social responsibility, innovation, quality, leadership and outstanding contribution.  Visit for further information about the Awards and how to enter the Awards.

The inaugural JNA Awards 2012 event will be held at a prestigious hotel on one of the evenings during the world’s largest jewellery fair, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair The fair attracts over 3,450 exhibitors from 46 countries and regions, and over 45,000 buyers from 135 countries are expected. The awards ceremony and gala dinner, to be attended by over 400 industry leaders, entrepreneurs and media representatives, will honour and reward the best of the jewellery industry.

“I’m thrilled to be launching this new initiative alongside the world’s largest jewellery fair," said Letitia Chow, Director of Business Development - Jewellery Group at UBM Asia. "The gala awards ceremony will be an exciting, a must-attend event on the annual calendar in the jewellery and gem business. It presents the perfect setting to reward and celebrate our industry, as well as providing a unique platform for our valued exhibitors and visitors to network.”

Categories include:

  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Retailer of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Brand of the Year
  • Industry Innovation of the Year – Manufacturing
  • Industry Innovation of the Year – Retail
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year
  • Young Leader of the Year (Age 30 or below)
  • 3 Decades of Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Industry of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Wonder of the World Award

Jewellery News Asia, first published in 1983, is the flagship magazine of UBM Asia’s ( Jewellery Group. The publication is a leader in providing the latest industry updates and in-depth reports, covering the international jewellery trade with an Asia insight. Following its success, the publication launched its online edition, in June 2011.


Note for Editors:


1. About UBM Asia (
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in the two fastest-growing markets in Asia – China and India – we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve a million-plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.


2. About UBM plc (
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, and from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,600 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business effectively and efficiently.

3. About UBM Awards
UBM Awards is UBM plc's awards organiser and producer. Based in London, UBM Awards specialises in end-to-end delivery of cross-sector awards programmes and bespoke events worldwide. UBM Awards organises more than 30 awards and bespoke events annually including the National Business Awards, the Asian Awards and the National Sales Awards.


Please contact:

Jewellery News Asia
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
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Paul Pimlett, Events Director
UBM Awards (UK)
+44 (0) 20-7921-8090
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