Vicenza Fair signs cooperation deal with India’s GJEPC
VICENZA, Italy, June 8, 2012 – Vicenza Fair and India’s gem and jewellery export promotion body, the GJEPC, signed a cooperation agreement during the JCK show in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Trade relations between Italy and India have grown considerably in recent years, especially in the higher end of the jewellery market.
The cooperation agreement was signed on 2nd June during the JCK Show in Las Vegas, the U.S. jewellery show in which the Vicenza Fair played a highly visible role via the presence of many leading Italian brands comprising the VICENZAORO Italian Club.
“Vicenza Fair has become an official partner of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, which is responsible for organising the most important jewellery and related technology shows in Mumbai, India’s financial capital and home to leading gold institutions and exhibitions,” Vicenza Fair said in a statement.
The agreement gives Italian gold, jewellery and jewellery processing machinery companies privileged access to the Indian market within the context of the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) to be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
At the IIJS the VICENZAORO Italian Club and T-Gold formats will be given special exhibition space, Vicenza Fair said.
The agreement also foresees the setting up of an Indian pavilion at the VICENZAORO events in Vicenza to house top tier Indian jewellery companies sponsored and coordinated by the GJEPC.
This initiative is an important step towards renewing Indian participation at Vicenza Fair jewellery events.
“Signing this agreement with the GJEPC is an achievement for Vicenza Fair and a starting point towards new areas of growth,” said Roberto Ditri, President of Vicenza Fair.
“It is a way to support our companies in satisfying demand and supply — a gateway through which Italian gold and jewellery companies can enter the Indian market and beyond.”