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Over 450 brands to showcase at the 14th edition of Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition (GJIIE) in Chennai

Chennai,  March, 2018: Madras Jewellers and Diamond Merchants Association (MJDMA) and UBM India are set to bring back the mega B2B show- the Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition ( GJIIE ) at the Chennai Trade Centre from 23rd – 25th March 2018. The fair is recognised as an integral part of the jewellery sector by associations and the industry at large, with support from eminent associations namely, MJDMA & Supported by 310 Trade Associations & Bodies.

The three-day expo which will be represented by over 325 exhibitors will showcase the latest trends in this gleaming domain. The GJIIE continues to attract well-reputed local and overseas buyers, reinforcing the expo’s position as a proven and trusted sourcing hub for the industry.

The upcoming show will see jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, suppliers and traders, precious metal, machinery manufacturers and representative from trade and governmental organisations, come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their business. In addition to Tier I, II and III cities in India, the exhibition will have delegate representation from Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and Asian countries, thus substantiating the international reach and presence of GJIIE 2018. Some of the exhibitor names include Emerald Jewel Industry, Laxmi Jewellery, Jai Gulab Dev Jewellers, Prakash Gold Palace, Mohanlal Jewellers, J C Jewellers, RKR Gold, amongst others.

The key highlights of the expo include seminars by acknowledged thought leaders in the industry on topics such as “Spotlight on Synthetics” by GIA, “Role of MSME in Jewellery Sector”, “About Diamonds” by HRD, “Advance Technology in jewellery manufacturing” by Gold smith Academy, to name a few. The expo will also feature a ‘Hall of Fame’, an ‘Innovation gallery’ & an ‘Artisan’s Zone’ with a display of unique products, live jewellery making , miniatures and a Jewellery costume made from precious metals and gem stones.

Mirroring the personality of modern women themselves, jewellery choices are becoming increasingly distinct and personal. GJIIE has been an instrumental platform in analysing these trends and encouraging the leading and emerging players of the gems and jewellery industry to reach out to a huge number of domestic as well as international visitors with their premium collections. The expo will showcase heritage jewellery modified with a contemporary touch. The show will also display CZ Jewellery, Casting Jewellery, Hollow chains, exclusive Men’s jewellery and seasonal trending jewellery.

Speaking on the announcement of the 14th edition of the expo, Mr. Jayantilal Challani, President, MJDMA said, “The Gems and Jewellery sector plays a significant role in the Indian economy, contributing around 7 per cent of the country’s GDP and 15.71 per cent to India’s total merchandise exports. It also employs over 4.64 million workers. One of the fastest growing sectors, it is extremely export oriented and labour intensive. The market in India is also home to more than 5,00,000 players, with the majority being small players. GJIIE is an initiative by the trade and for the trade. We are delighted to see that the expo has participation from the deep interiors of the country, including Tier II and Tier III towns.”

Speaking on GJIIE, Mr. Rajesh Vummidi, Chairman, GJIIE said, “With the overwhelming response received during our last edition in October 2017, the forthcoming 14th edition of GJIIE is going to be a bigger affair with great business opportunities. As organizers, MJDMA and UBM India have always aimed at getting the best clientele to participate in GJIIE through constant promotions and great road shows held in major cities as well as in Tier II and Tier III towns.”

Speaking on the announcement of GJIIE 2018, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Gems & Jewellery industry has acquired prominence over the years in the country, given its dual utility of improving aesthetics as well as investment. Jewellery always had a cultural connect owing to the diversity of the country and thus its usage is rooted in geographical traditions. South India continues to be the leading consumer of gold within the country. The region has an enviable legacy in ornaments that will be showcased at the expo along with more contemporary trends of 2018. Consumers are seeking new, bespoke designs and the organised jewellers are able to fulfil their expectations better than local unorganised players. UBM India’s endeavour through GJIIE 2018 is to support the established and upcoming centers of excellence in jewellery in the Southern region.”

UBM has been an integral part of the jewellery industry for nearly three decades, organizing similar renowned jewellery fairs worldwide. GJIIE is one of the four-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi) hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Spread across five halls, the expo will feature category-wise pavilions such as Elite pavilion, Gold pavilion, Silver & Gemstone pavilion and will also have a Machinery & Allied section.

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