Chennai, March 2019: UBM India, the largest organizer of jewellery fairs in India, announced the March edition of its premium international B2B jewellery fair in South India – the Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair (CJGF). The expo, scheduled to be held between 8th – 10th March 2019 at the Chennai Trade Centre is well-supported by the prominent jewellery association — Chennai Jewellers Association (CJA) and is anticipated to attract 100+ exhibitors and over 30 luxurious jewellery brands.
The fair is recognised as an integral part of the jewellery sector by 600+ associations from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and other Indian states and the industry at large, with key support from Diamond Association Bangalore ( DAB ), All Kerala Gold & Silver Merchants Association ( AKGSMA ), Surat Jewellery Manufacturers Association ( SJMA ), Gems & Jewellery Association of Rajkot and the The Jewellers’s Association ( JAB ).
The expo will provide a truly international experience, based on its proven expertise in understanding local, national and global jewellery markets. It will be studded with a number of world-class features such as Gold, Silver, Gem Stones, Machinery and Luxury Pavilions, Seminars, Workshops, Panel Discussions, a Fashion Show and Hall of Fame — to be graced by key stakeholders and celebrities.
The fair is a gateway to the Indian jewellery market, with a special focus on South India’s range of designer jewellery. It provides an excellent platform for jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, machinery manufacturers and representatives from various trade and governmental organisations, to come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their businesses. The expo continues to attract well-reputed local and overseas buyers, reinforcing the expo’s position as a proven and trusted sourcing hub for the industry. In addition to Tier I, II and III cities in India, the exhibition will see participation from countries such as Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Speaking at the announcement of the March edition of CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Mudras said, “Given its dual utility of being considered as a perfect adornment as well as investment, gems and jewellery has acquired prominence over the years in the country, also contributing 29 percent to the global jewellery consumption. South India continues to be the leading consumer of gold within the country. The March edition of our much awaited expo CJGF 2019 in association with the Chennai Jewellers Association will reveal the region’s reverence for traditional jewellery as well as the current love for upscale, contemporary, statement jewellery pieces. When it comes to jewellery trends in 2019, bold, layered, oversized statement pieces like gemstone clustered neckpiece and bold hoops are in focus. These and many more can be witnessed at the CJGF, which is poised to be a coveted platform to support the established and upcoming centers of excellence in jewellery in the Southern region.”
“The show is set to provide a truly international experience and will be marked by the presence of premium exhibitors and will include attractive features such as Hall Of Fame, Artisans Zone, and Technical Seminars, over a 100 hosted Buyer-Seller Meet to network and forge business alliances, Networking Night, Knowledge Seminars, and Live Demo of Machinery in an elite, uber stylish, and professional ambience during the on-going wedding season and as a preparatory to Akshay Thrithiya,” he further added.
Commenting on the upcoming expo, Mr. Yogesh Shah, President, Chennai Jewellers Association said, “UBM has been an integral part of the jewellery industry for nearly three decades. Owing to its expertise in this portfolio, UBM India is organizing the Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair in the month of March 2019. This show is a great initiative taken by UBM for the trade, a superior sourcing platform and an opportunity for exchanging knowledge and market trends. We are glad to associate with UBM India through CJGF March 2019 to support the established and upcoming centers of excellence in jewellery in the Southern region.”
Mr. Rajesh Vummidi, Chairman, Chennai Jewellers Association added, “Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair (CJGF) will be introduced in a new look. It will be the best platform for manufacturers and retailers to meet and create business opportunities as it serves key markets in the region which supply to jewelers across India and abroad. CJGF- March 2019 will offer an opportunity to widen the breadth of our business and make the necessary connects quickly.”
Other key highlights of the fair:
• An Artisans’ Zone: The zone will feature innovative skills of artisans who make distinctive jewellery. Some of the displays will include Miniatures and Silver suits .
• Hall of Fame: this will displace leading jewellery designs like Gold, Diamond and Antique Jewellery
• Three days insightful Seminar: This will take place concurrently at the fair to discuss topics such as ‘Identifying the Colour Stones’ and ‘Awareness on Natural and Synthetic Colour Stones’ by All Gem Lab London LLP
The CJGF is one of the five-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi) that will be hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Internationally, UBM plc organises the World’s Biggest Jewellery Trade Event – The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.