GJEPC hosts “India Evening” at BASELWORLD
BASEL, Switzerland, March 25, 2011 – The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) held a dinner for hundreds of leading industry figures and a catwalk event featuring models wearing Indian jewellery brands at BASELWORLD to showcase India’s increasingly influential role in the global trade.
India Evening at BASELWORLD 2011
“The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) plans to leave no stone unturned in the growth of India as a jewellery hub,” Rajiv Jain, Chairman of the GJEPC, said in a keynote address to industry leaders and media attending the dinner at Basel’s Congress Centre on March 24.
“Today we are a force to reckon with.”
Eleven in every 12 diamonds processed in the world pass through India. India, with a rapidly growing economy and a young population, is also the world’s number 1 gold consumer.
Rajiv Jain, Chairman, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, at the India Evening, BASELWORLD 2011
The GJEPC’s promotion of the “India Palace” in Hall 2 of BASELWORLD highlights the priority of the European market for Indian gem and jewellery exports.
“The Council has identified Europe as an important market,” Jain said.
Model on catwalk at the India Evening, BASELWORLD 2011
He said that the GJEPC was working hard to enhance India’s image as a manufacturer of jewellery around the world.
“India is well on the way to create ‘Brand India,” he said.
“Our quality and standards exceed expectations.”