GJEPC promotes Indian exports at London dinner


LONDON, March 14, 2010 – Around 50 British-Asian jewellers attended a dinner in London on March 13 to hear a leading figure from India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) talk about India’s plans to promote sales in 2010.

GJEPC Convener Bakul Mehta outlined plans for the Indian pavilion at Baselworld 2010, where more than 30 leading Indian exporters will be represented.
A number of British-Asian jewellers from London’s South Asian retail hubs, including Green Street in east London, Southall and Wembley, will attend Baselworld later this month.

Many British-Asian retail jewellers import manufactured jewellery pieces and processed gemstones from India.

Mehta, who is also international director for the Indian trade show IIJS, outlined plans for IIJS in 2010, anticipating strong attendance by both exhibitors and buyers. (See a Video interview with Mr Mehta talking about Baselworld and IIJS in the Videos section of Jewellery Outlook.)

The dinner was co-hosted by the GJEPC and the Green Street Jewellers’ Association (GSJA).