GJPEC participates with 54 representatives in this year’s exhibition
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion council (GJEPC) is participating in the forthcoming 22nd Jewellery Arabia exhibition in Bahrain at the Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 19th – 23rd November 2013, represented by 54 leading names from the Indian Gems & Jewellery industry.
The Indian Pavilion this year, which is spread over a remarkable 810 sq. mtrs of space, will once again showcase its exquisite craftsmanship and jewellery collections comprising of high-end diamond jewellery, gold and platinum jewellery, and fine jewellery. Also on display will be designer handmade jewellery, high end diamond & bridal jewellery and some exclusive pieces. For the Middle East market, Indian participants will also focus on jewellery with colour stones, sapphires, emeralds & rubies along with huge solitaire diamonds.
Commenting on the participation, Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman GJEPC said, “Over the years, the Indian Pavilion has been gaining remarkable recognition, which is only represented by the amazing response that the pavilion receives each year. Our participants from various states will showcase some of their best works which will stimulate better growth opportunities for the gems & jewellery sector in India. Middle-east is a significant partner for Indian gems and jewellery and our trade ties go back to decades. The Middle East accounts for around 48% of the gem and jewellery trade with India, a phenomenon that continues to grow at a steady pace. With the growing importance of Middle-east, the Jewellery Arabia 2013 is one of the most sought after events among the industry players. We look forward to strengthen our ties with our Middle-eastern partners and explore newer business opportunities beneficial to both nations."
A clear indication of the booming trade relations between the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East is provided by the trade figures between the regions. Trade with the Middle East continues to grow steadily over the years as exports to the UAE for 2012 stood at USD18.492 billion out of which Gold & Studded jewellery exports itself accounted for nearly 50% of the total exports. Jewellery Arabia is one such initiative which gives an impetus to the already growing trade relations between the two regions.
Jewellery Arabia is the largest and most prestigious jewellery exhibition in the Middle East and since its inception in 1992 it has provided international jewellery houses with unrivalled direct access to trade buyers and private collectors from the Middle East. Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Jewellery Arabia consistently attracts over 500 exhibitors from 30 nations; whose exhibits range from incredible finished jewellery to luxury time pieces, to precious stones of every size, shape and cut. Bringing variety and unmatched quality exhibitors representing India will be the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) showcasing the Indian talent at this acclaimed international platform.
Leading names such as Asian Star Jewels Pvt Ltd., BNA Enterprises, Diagems Exports, Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers, Hazoorilal & Sons Jewellery Pvt Ltd, P.C. Jewellers Ltd etc will be present in the Indian pavilion. National pavilions from leading jewellery export countries including Brazil, Hong Kong, India and Malaysia will participate in this edition.
India is considered a leading source for diamonds, precious stones and jewellery globally and Indian jewllery designs are fast gaining international recognition. GJEPC, being the apex body of the industry has over the years continued to work tirelessly to showcase India’s finest and exemplary designs in gems and jewellery to the international trade community. Through its own events such as the Signature, IIJS and more importantly, the IIJW, the Council has been able to reinforce this aspect of the industry in the last few years and continue to further re-affirm India’s position as an international design hub through other various initiatives and events.