India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is organising a Virtual Business Meeting to connect jewellery manufacturers from India to leading retailers/wholesalers in the UK.
The India Global Connect conference will provide a platform to explore opportunities, understand business needs and help further trade between the two nations in the gems and jewellery sector.
The first India Global Connect virtual Business meet is scheduled at 4:00 pm (India), 11:30 am (UK) on 28th September, 2020. (Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87643261483 )
Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “The pandemic has forced us to look for innovative ways to reach out to the global business fraternity, and India Global Connect is one such endeavour where manufacturers, exporters and importers have an opportunity to gain crucial market insights to further enhance their business.
“India’s $35 billion gem and jewellery export industry has the wherewithal to deliver client-specific product to every major world market. I am confident that the India Global Connect virtual platform will open up new avenues and deepen knowledge sharing between the two trade partners.”
Representatives of the following companies will be participating at the India Global Connect: Richard Hunt of Richard Hunt Jewellers; Emmet Cummins of Master Jewellers; Gemma Murphy of Jack Murphy, Pravin Pattni of Minar Jewellers, Helen Dimmick, independent consultant and a representative of the National Association of Jewellers; Mehul Lodhiya, a UK importer and honorary representative of the GJEPC; Gary Wroe of Hockley Mint, and Paul Beesley, Baird & Co; Samantha Somers, Watches of Switzerland; Andrew Morton of Weston Beamor; Andrew Hinds of F Hinds / Chappelle.
The Indian participants are Sheetal Diamonds Ltd; Hare Krishna Jewels; Goldstar Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.; P. Hirani Exports LLP; Laxmi Diamond Pvt. Ltd.; Vaibhav Global; Ornamentations India Pvt. Ltd.; Lunawat Gems Corporation; Tanvirkumar & Company, Diatrends Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.
David Brough, Editor of digital magazine Jewellery Outlook, UK, will moderate the conference. To know more about the India Global Connect, please visit https://youtu.be/Uub5ExUePk0
During this pandemic, GJEPC has been taking action to support and revive the Indian gem and jewellery industry. GJEPC has organised virtual Buyer-Seller Meetings on loose diamonds and plain gold jewellery which gave buyers from across the world the opportunity to connect with Indian manufacturers and do business from the comfort of their homes/offices.
The GJEPC has plans to organise VBSMs on studded jewellery, platinum jewellery, and costume jewellery soon. GJEPC’s flagship show IIJS will be organised in a virtual format from 12th to 16th October, 2020.