GJEPC organised India Silver Jewellery Buyer-Seller Meet
New Delhi, October 2018 – India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council organised its first India Silver Jewellery Buyer-Seller Meeting (BSM) in New Delhi from 3-5 October.
In the first edition, the BSM had a strong turnout with 27 Indian silver jewellery manufacturers displaying a range of silver jewellery products to 49 buyers from 16 countries, including silver jewellery wholesalers, retailers, traders and chain stores from Algeria, Australia, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, UAE, UK, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Oman, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.
Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “There is a growing demand for silver jewellery globally. India can capitalise on this as it has the capability and skills to produce quality silver jewellery matching international standards.”
Agrawal added, “Demand for ‘Made in India’ silver jewellery has increased worldwide. India has been offering a variety of designs, which are affordable and lightweight. Moreover, India has added more value through bold use of diamonds and coloured gemstones.”
Silver jewellery exports from India stood at USD 3.38 billion in 2017, placing India among the top five leading silver jewellery exporters in the world.?
“The Silver Jewellery BSM will provide a never before opportunity to decision makers to meet with the participating manufacturers for sourcing Silver Jewellery, understand supply chain, business practices and culture, identify and develop new sourcing opportunities and substantially increase direct exports of Silver Jewellery to the targeted regions” said Mr. Dilip Shah, Convener, International Exhibitions, GJEPC.
Lina Abouhalka, one of the buyers from Beirut which is the largest city of Lebanon, attending the event said, “It is a fantastic initiative from GJEPC showcasing the true strengths of jewellery craftsmanship in India. The buyer and seller meet is very promising which gives an opportunity to explore fine silver jewellery collections.”
She also said, future will be of Silver jewellery since gold is getting expensive day by day.
Apart from such BSMs, GJEPC in its continuous endeavor to promote Indian Gem & Jewellery exports undertakes various initiatives like India International Jewellery Show (IIJS), Asia’s largest gem & jewellery trade show; Signature IIJS and World’s only jewellery week ‘India International Jewellery Week’. GJEPC has been organizing India Pavilions at various International shows including Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and Basel World, Carat +, Singapore Intl Jewelry Expo, Vicenza Oro Fall, Bangkok Gem & Jewelry Show, Mid East Watch & Jewellery Show, Beijing International Jewellery Fair, Malaysia International Fair and Jewellery Arabia, and many more.
GJEPC will soon host the most prestigious India Diamond Week between 23rd – 25th October in Mumbai which will be in conjunction with World Diamond Council AGM and World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) Meet. Also, the second edition of India Gold & Jewellery Summit to be held in Delhi between 23rd and 24th November 2018.
GJEPC, the apex body of the Industry has been at the forefront for the benefit of this gigantic industry. GJEPC is also the Nodal Agency in India for Kimberly Process Certification Scheme. The Council works closely with the Government of India and the Trade.