India’s GJEPC to host colored gems conference in Jaipur
HONG KONG, September 22, 2011 – India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) will organise the first international colored gemstone mines to market conference in Jaipur on November 2-3, 2011.
The two-day event will gather experts from around the world, including retailers, manufacturers and miners, to discuss various aspects of the international trade and marketing of colored gemstones.
Themes will include competition from other industries, including alternative luxury goods, and how to ensure consistency of supplies of raw materials, Rajiv Jain, Chairman of the GJEPC, told a news conference at the Hong Kong September Jewellery and Gem Fair.
“With this mines to market initiative, the industry plans to address all the global concerns, forge a solid road ahead, and determine all the necessary steps that need to be taken to establish and maintain the global brand positioning of India,” Jain said.
GJEPC Chairman Rajiv Jain announces plans for Jaipur Nov. 2-3 2011 colored gemstone conference
“We are the leaders in manufacturing emeralds and Tanzanites, and Jaipur is key when it comes to color stones in India.”
Jaipur employs around 100,000 people in the colored gemstones industry.
Turning to the outlook for Indian gem and jewellery exports, Jain said he anticipated 10-15 percent growth year-on-year, driven by strong demand in the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong and China.
He said the economic crisis in Europe and the United States was having an impact on Indian gem and jewellery exports to these markets, but he said he had not heard of any cancellation of orders.