UBM India Successfully Concludes 9th Edition of Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair
HYDERABAD, India, June 10, 2016
Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair (HJF 2016) organised by UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organizer, concluded its 9th edition at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Novotel last week. With over 100 brands, HJF 2016 witnessed over 20 per cent unprecedented visitor growth as compared to its previous editions.
The show was validated as an industry platform with the presence of Chief Guest, Shri Bonthu Ram Mohan, Mayor – Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and other key dignitaries along with the dignitaries, Ms. Jittima Nakamano, Consul (Commercial) of Royal Thai Consulate General and the Director of Thai Trade Center; Mr. G V Sreedhar, Chairman, All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation; Mr. Mahendra Tayal, President, Hitech City Jewellers Manufacturers Association and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India at the inauguration of the show.
UBM India’s two-day HJF fair (4th to 5th June) is one of the biggest gems and jewellery B2B exhibitions with participation of over 100 jewellery manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, diamond and gemstone suppliers and representatives from trade and government organizations. It is a gateway to the Indian jewellery market and provides an excellent platform for buyers and suppliers to connect, network, exchange ideas, discover upcoming trends and generate business opportunities. At the fair, the exhibitors presented a wide spectrum of merchandise including diamonds, pearls, gemstones, studded jewellery, exquisite South Indian gold jewellery including Victorian, Nizam and antique jewellery collection displayed by over 40 manufacturers from Hyderabad and surrounding regions, which stole the show this year. Latest machinery used in the manufacturing process and other related products and services were also on display.
For the first time, this edition of HJF witnessed the Telangana & AP Retail Jewellers Awards 2016 (4th June), a unique initiative that honoured the best in the retail jewellery business of the states. A few chosen companies who have excelled in the field of retail jewellery were presented with a trophy and a certificate for their contribution to the industry. The awards were followed by a fashion show which saw the greatest talent in the industry get on stage showcasing astonishing pieces of jewellery.
Speaking on the success of HJF 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “HJF received a tremendous response this year from the industry. This kind of positive response has only encouraged and further validated the potential of the industry. The fair, in addition to being the State’s only show of such size and volume, has become an industry benchmark for trade in the region.”
“This year, for the first time, HJF also saw the launch of Telangana & AP Retail Jewellers Awards, a unique initiative honouring and celebrating the best talent in the retail jewellery business of the states. The awards saw only the finest retail jewellers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana come on one stage to compete on an unbiased and transparent platform,” he added.
Some of the notable exhibitors who participated this year include: Anmol Jewellers, Swaroop Jewellers, Meenakshi Jewellers, Ramesh Chand Jewellers, Inderlal Balmukund Jewellers, Sri Balaji Jewellers, Siddi Vinayak Jewellers & Exporters and P Mangatram Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. amongst others. The fair was supported by key jewellery associations from across South India, including the Hyderabad Jewellers Manufacturers Association (HJMA), AP Gold Silver & Diamond Merchant Association and more than 100 plus district associations.
UBM has been an integral part of the jewellery industry for nearly three decades now, organizing similar renowned jewellery fairs worldwide. HJF is one of the four-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi) hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Following its debut in 2008, the 8th edition of the HJF in 2015 created the right business opportunities for the industry and the fair attracted exhibitors from domestic and International markets with the resounding result. The fair drew a large number of buyers and sellers for the three day fair and looking at the immense popularity of the event; this year’s visitor attendance is expected to cross over 5000 visitors.
About UBM India
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.