The commerce, exports and cultural hub of South India is gearing up to host the first business cum leisure experiential networking trade event of the New Year for leading jewellers from different parts of country! All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), the apex gem & jewellery trade body, presents the first Preferred Manufacturer of India (PMI) of New Year 2019 in ‘Smart City’ Coimbatore (the 5th location in the 4th edition after Pune, Hyderabad, Goa and Jaipur). Today, GJC’s PMI is revered as India’s most premium and exclusive B2B marketing platform in the G&J sector as it not only provides a dedicated platform for focused business but also brings the best leisure and luxury experience for the industry. This 3-day convergence event – a grand meeting point for manufacturers and retailers/marketers - will see participation from India’s leading 150 retail jewellers.
Hotel Le Meridien Coimbatore is going to witness the most exclusive jewellery trade show with a blend of an enlightening knowledge sharing business experience and pleasure from 8th to 10th January 2019. Nitin Khandelwal, Chairman, GJC, expressed, “GJC is proud and privileged to host the first PMI of 2019 in the manufacturing and export hub of South India – Coimbatore - which has over 25,000 SMEs and over 50,000 goldsmiths. In fact, PMI Coimbatore – a Make in India showcase - heralds in the buying for New Year. PMI is a unique initiative where GJC provides leisure & luxury settings for the manufacturers and retailers gathering for focused business networking. Today, PMI is known for its commitment towards providing fine platform where the buyers and sellers get maximum time to understand each other.”
Anantha Padmanaban, Vice Chairman, GJC, said, "The PMI B2B marketing platform in the culture steeped commercial city of Coimbatore consists of a wonderful opportunity to connect with the best manufacturers, their exclusive collections encompassing the latest trends. Our aim is to help participants from all parts of the country by fulfilling their business objectives while combining commerce with leisure. Coimbatore offers the best of traditional and temple jewellery as well as modern designs to the retailers from different parts of the country. PMI is growing by leaps and bounds as a trade event par excellence and we hope to make it bigger and bigger in 2019."
Sumeet Anand, Convener-PMI, GJC, said, "PMI is a programme which is conceptualized and curated by GJC for promoting trade across the nation. Besides, it provides a star hotel experience and helps jewellers connect with the best and gain new perspective while presenting their latest trendy designs. We have combined best-in-class manufacturers from the country on a single platform for all the retailers to pick their purchases just like any jeweller picks his jewels and pearls to make beautiful jewellery to create a memorable PMI experience.”
GJC’s PMI provides 360º solutions to participants by fulfilling several business objectives such as increasing profitability by offering them a competitive advantage. PMI is one of the very few events carefully curated for the business of Gold, Diamond and Jadau segment. PMI participants get to engage with leading retailers from across the country as select retailers are invited to these exclusive shows and are hand-picked to ensure the best matching of buyer-seller profiles with the aim to ensure successful and mutually beneficial relationships. And the scintillating fashion shows and gala nights are the icing on the cake.
Nitin Kadam, Co-Convener-PMI, GJC, said, “PMI is a leisure cum luxurious platform through which GJC promotes the domestic trade. From retailer’s perspective, it is an opportunity that offers the best jewellery brands from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on a single platform with product categories like gold antique and mass jewellery, Jadau and Polkhi, diamond jewellery and many more.” He further added that PMI is known for giving fresh air to business and trade and with every new edition we are evolving and innovating.N. Walters, Secretary, GJC, said, “Apart from the extravagant business experience, PMI event also offers exquisite leisure to its participants. The venue and properties for conducting PMI events are strategically well thought by the organiser. Today, PMI has emerged as a leader in premium B2B show as it has been able to constantly innovate and upgrade with time and requirement of participants. The main attraction of PMI is that the programme is conducted in a manner to maintain perfect blend of business & leisure experience. As organisers, we have left no stone unturned in terms of detail.”
PMI is held in select cities and towns that have been especially chosen with the objective of filling in the gaps between the manufacturers and retailers demand and supply needs. Besides, every participants gets equal opportunity to engage with the leading retailers from across the country. PMI is an event which provides 360o solutions to the participants by fulfilling several business objectives, including enhancement of the brand’s image and expansion of market share by establishing and reinforcing business relationships with prominent retailers of India.