India’s first virtual gems and jewellery trade show, the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Virtual 2020, powered by GIA, organized by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), concluded on October 16, 2020, with strong international buyer participation.
The IIJS Virtual 2020 hosted 330+ exhibitors and attracted 10,000+ buyers. A total of over 9,900 business meetings were conducted, and the show had around 200 international visitors from the U.S., UK, UAE, Qatar, Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Italy, Egypt, Belgium, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Copenhagen, and so on.
“We have witnessed IIJS bring the industry out from a pandemic paralysis — that, too, virtually! I think the industry realised that one needs to change along with the time and for business sustainability,” said GJEPC Chairman Colin Shah. “Extensive usage of digital was the need of the hour.”