MUMBAI – India’s GJEPC (Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council) awarded IGI CEO Tehmasp Printer for his transformative leadership in the gems and jewellery industry, in an event on January 4, 2024, coinciding with the first day of the IIJS Signature trade show.
“Tehmasp Printer expresses his heartfelt gratitude to the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council for the esteemed recognition bestowed upon him,” IGI said in a statement.
“In his humble acknowledgment, he recognizes the council’s efforts in shaping the Indian gems and jewelry sector at the global stage.”
Tehmasp Printer underscored the International Gemological Institute’s (IGI) vision to be at the forefront of innovation and advancements, ensuring authenticity and transparency in the trade.
He pledged his continued support and commitment to Indian manufacturers, retailers, and artisans, focusing on India being recognized for their superior craftsmanship, quality, and consistency.
The IIJS Signature January 2024 edition kicked off earlier in the day, and saw strong footfall from the start.
The show is important for the domestic Indian market and coincides with the wedding season in India which, jewellers said, has seen steady business so far.
Indian Trade Minister Pyush Goyal, supported by GJEPC Chairman Vipul Shah, inaugurated IIJS Signature, predicting a big increase in the value of Indian gem and jewellery exports, aiming to reach USD $100 billion annually in the coming years from in excess of USD $75 billion presently.
India has a great future as a location to host weddings, supporting its jewellery, textiles and hospitality industries, and in exporting jewellery design as well as product, the minister said.