Grand 12th Edition of the Gem and Jewellery India International Exhibition

CHENNAI, September 29, 2016

Madras Jewellers and Diamond Merchants Association (MJDMA) and UBM India are back once again with the mega B2B gem and jewellery extravaganza – the Gem and Jewellery India International Exhibition (GJIIE) at the Chennai Trade Centre from October 7-9, 2016. The 12th edition of GJIIE is poised to raise benchmarks and fuel trade for the jewellery industry in India.

The three-day expo which is represented by over 350 exhibitors and participants include retailers, artisans, wholesalers and machinery manufacturers who will showcase the latest trends in this scintillating domain. The upcoming show will see jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, and representatives from trade and governmental organisations, all come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their business. In addition to Tier I, II and III cities in India, the exhibition will have delegate representation from Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai, thus substantiating the international reach and presence of GJIIE 2016.

Spread across 5 halls, this year, the expo will witness participation by leading players from Chennai, Trissur, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Madurai, Cochin, along with Mumbai, Hyderabad, Rajkot, Ahmadabad, Chennai, Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Kolhapur, Calicut, Surat, and Vijayawada to name just a few. Some of the exhibitor names include Emerald, Krizz, Royal Chains, Sangam Chains, Damara Gold, Jewel Park, Mehta Gold, White Fire, Laxmi Diamonds, Bonitas Diamonds, Chain N Chains, Angel Gold, Anmol Swarn, Silver Emporium, Derewala, Harish Creations and Ashlyn Chemunnoor.

The key highlights of the expo include technical seminars on ‘Purity & Standard’ by the Bureau of India Standard and an ‘Innovative Zone’ – a special gallery that will be featuring at the expo for the first time showcasing unique designs. Miniatures made from precious metals and gem stones will also be another interesting highlight of the gallery.

For the first time, GJIIE 2016 will witness the Tamil Nadu Retail Jewellers Awards, a unique initiative honouring the best in the retail jewellery business in the region. Some of the nomination categories of the coveted awards include ‘Design Excellence’, ‘Best Print Ad’, ‘Best Marketing Campaign’, ‘Store of the Year’, ‘Exemplary Customer Service’, ‘Best Retail Team of the Year’, and more. The awards will be interspersed with sequences of a fashion show that will showcase astonishing pieces of jewellery, capturing the trends of the season.

UBM has been an integral part of the jewellery industry for nearly three decades now, organizing similar renowned jewellery fairs worldwide. GJIIE is one of the four-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi) hosted throughout the year by UBM India.

Speaking on the announcement of GJIIE 2016, Mr. Jayantilal Challani, President, MJDMA said, “With the sector witnessing changes in consumer preferences, and a greater demand for contemporary designs, we see an opportunity for growth in India’s organised jewellery retail sector. Moreover, the consumers today look for certified, hallmarked jewellery and the products we recommend are not only hallmarked, but also certified by qualified third-party international laboratories. UBM India’s GJIIE is the right platform for the industry to showcase their latest offerings to the jewellery retailers.”

Speaking on the announcement of GJIIE 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “India is one of the largest consumers of gold. With jewellery chains increasingly targeting the south for expansion, South India continues to be the leading consumer of gold within the country. The region has an enviable legacy in ornaments that includes Temple Nakshi Jewellery, Stone Studded Jewellery, and Bridal Jewellery such as Manga Malai, Kasu Mala and Pachhi Designs, to name a few. These will be showcased at the expo along with more contemporary, trendy patterns. UBM India’s endeavour through GJIIE 2016 is to support the established and upcoming centres of excellence in jewellery in the southern region and provide a continuous support to them and the industry at large.”