UBM recently organised the Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF) 2016. It was the fifth edition of the event and once again top-notch jewellers, import & export merchants and industry associations in the capital city came together and displayed their best creations. The three day fair (24th – 26th September) had a grand opening at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today amidst an august industry gathering.
On 24th September 2016, UBM also oganised the Second Edition of The Retail Jewelers Guild Awards on September 24th 2016 at The Lalit New Delhi.
The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair is North India’s largest B2B jewellery fair and one of the four major gems and jewellery shows held annually by UBM India on a pan-India level.
The show was inaugurated by Ms. Nirupa Bhatt – MD GIA India and Middle East; Mr. Ramavtar Verma – President Delhi Bullion and Jewellers Association; Mr Yogesh Shingal – Secretary Delhi Bullion and Jewellers Association; Mr. Pawan Gupta – Director PPJ; Mr. Yogesh Mudras – MD UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee – Group Director.
The fair is widely acknowledged as an integral part of the jewellery sector by associations and the industry at large with support from eminent associations namely, Karol Bagh Jewellers Association, Delhi Bullion & Jewellers Association, Delhi Jewellers Association &Uttarakhand State Jewellers Association, and Maliwara Jewellers Association.
Some of the eminent exhibitors at the event include jewellery manufacturers such as Damara Gold Pvt. Ltd., Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd, M/s. Bhindi Jewellers, Royal Chains Pvt. Ltd., Swarnsarita Gold & Diamonds, Unique Chains Pvt Ltd., Vikas Chain & Jewellery Pvt. Ltd, Swarnshilp Chain & Jewellers Pvt Ltd, Yamuna Diamonds, Salonki, Lumineux UNO amongst others.
Spread over three halls, the event saw a glittering display of over 300 brands, and received an overwhelming response from the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as well as Maharashtra amongst others, further validating it as an industry platform and the biggest jewellery and gemstone sourcing destination for jewellers. The show saw representatives from trade and governmental organisations come under one dedicated expanse to meet, engage, network and grow their business.
A knowledge seminar by the Gemological Institute of America ( GIA ) on ‘Spotlight on Synthetics’ was one of the highlights of the fair, along with a 100 plus hosted buyer programme.
Speaking on the inauguration of the 5th edition of DJGF, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “India has been the largest consumer of gold over the past two years and ranks third in its appetite for diamonds, after US and China. North India is the country’s major market known for its penchant for lustrous and statement jewellery pieces, including Mughal antique, gold, diamond and kundan navratna, to name just a few. UBM India understands this love for sparkle, and through the Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair – North’s only show of such size and volume- will further augment this sector. The fair is a significant contributor in fortifying our India footprints in the jewellery vertical along with successful shows in Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai.”
“This year, DJGF will also see the second edition of The Retail Jewellers Guild Awards, a unique initiative honouring the best talent in the retail jewellery business of North India along with an exclusive launch of the second edition of ‘India’s Leading Retail Jewellery Companies’, a unique report in association with Avalon Global Research that will place retail jewellery business at the top of the minds of leading manufacturers, buyers, franchise managers, bankers and high net-worth end users”, he further added.
During the glittering Awards presentation evening, the best talent in the retail jewellery business of North India were honoured. It was also a launch pad for the second edition of ‘India’s Leading Retail Jewellery Companies’, a unique report in association with Avalon Global Research that will place retail jewellery business at the top of the minds of leading manufacturers, buyers, franchise managers, bankers and high net-worth end users.
A Fashion show was also a part of awards night where Evelyn Sharma (German – Indian actress and model), Sushrii Mishra – Miss United Continents 2015 3rd Runner up, Naveli Deshmukh – Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2016 2nd Runner up were the show stoppers gracing the exquisite and alluring jewellery collections of different exhibitors.
Ms.Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), India & Middle East was the special guest of the night.
We talked to Ms Roshni Mitra of UBM, and she shared her views on various aspects of the Jewellery industry today, the demands in the coming festive season, the ecommerce in jewellery sector etc. She was hopeful that the industry will find a way around to overcome the need of Real feel factor for jewellery shopping. Ecommerce ventures in jewewllery sector has to understand that Indian women cannot buy any jewellery until she tries that out and sees for herself – how good she looks in that piece.
UBM India is India’s leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia.
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