India Gems & Jewellery Fair (IGJF), the first B2C event by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) to reach the gem and jewellery to the consumers, was inaugurated in New Delhi, by Smt. Sheila Dixit, Honourable Chief Minister of Delhi, along with Smt. Rita Menon, CMD, ITPO, Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, Mr. Pankaj Parekh, Vice Chairman, GJEPC, and other ITPO & GJEPC officials, VIPs and dignitaries. The event is being organised along with the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The participation at the first edition of the event was strong, with over 100 jewellers and designers, showcasing a varied range of jewellery from plain, studded with diamonds and precious and semi-precious stones in precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, in various styles. Some key brands showcasing their collections include Kays Jewels, Birdichand Ghanshyamdas, PP Jewellers, GEHNA CLASSICS, Bholasons, Hazoorilal, KGK ENTICE, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Golecha’s Jewels, Forevermark Diamonds and others. Speaking at the event, Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC commented, “Our main objective is to engage the consumers directly and allow them to view the extensive range of jewellery, while providing the Indian gem and jewellery industry the much needed impetus as they continue to face the various challenges that continue to be prohibitive to the businesses’ growth in recent times.”
The event is slated between 12– 15th April, 2013.
IPTO has been active in promoting industries and bringing trade and the consumer closer. The IGJF, culminated with an MoU signed between GJEPC and IPTO, in which plans are to continue take the platform to national and international levels.