An 80 per cent jump in participation at North India’s largest international jewellery trade show at Pragati Maidan by UBM India
New Delhi, September, 2017: The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF), hosted by UBM India, brought back top-notch jewellers, import & export merchants and industry associations in the capital city with its 6th edition. The three day fair from 9th – 11th September 2017 had a grand opening at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, amidst an august industry gathering. The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair is North India’s largest international B2B jewellery fair and one of the four major gems & jewellery shows held annually by UBM India on a pan-India level.
The show was inaugurated by Guest of Hon. Ms. Ruby Yadav, Member of Board of Governors, NIFT, Ministry of Textile, Government of India, Shri. Ram Niwas Goel, Hon. Speaker Delhi Legislative Assembly, Shri. Shyam Jaju, National Vice President, Bhartiya Janta Party, Shri. Ram Avatar Verma, Chairman, The Bullion and Jewellers Association Delhi, Shri. Yogesh Singal – President, The Bullion Jewellers Association Delhi, Shri. Navin Kumar, Spokesperson BJP and Chairman, The Bullion and Jewellers Association Delhi, Mr. Yogesh Mudras – MD UBM India and Mr. Michael Duck – Executive Vice President, UBM Asia.
The fair is widely acknowledged as an integral part of the jewellery sector by associations and the industry at large with support from eminent associations namely, Karol Bagh Jewellers Association, Delhi Bullion & Jewellers Association, Delhi Jewellers Association and Maliwara Jewellers Association.
Some of the eminent exhibitors at the event include jewellery manufacturers such as Gitanjali Jewellery Retail Limited, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Zar Jewels Pvt. Ltd., Unique Chains Pvt. Ltd., Yamuna Diamond, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., Bluestone Jewellery & Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., Royal Chains Pvt. Ltd., Ridhi Sidhi Gems & Jewellery, Solanki Jewellers, Damara Gold Pvt. Ltd., Vikas Chain & Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., Swarnshilp Chain & Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., N.D. Diamonds & Jewels, Silver City, Yash Gold, Shilpi Jewels amongst others.
Spread over three halls, the event saw a glittering display with over 280 participants showcasing, and received an overwhelming response from the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as well as Maharashtra amongst others, further validating it as a reputed industry platform and the biggest jewellery and gemstone sourcing destination for jewellers. The show saw jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, and representatives from trade and governmental organisations come under one dedicated expanse to meet, engage, network and grow their business. An insightful seminar on ‘Diamond Assortment and Valuation’ by the National Institute of Diamond
and Gems and Design Academy of India was one of the highlights of the fair, along with a 100 plus hosted buyer programme.
As a curtain raiser to the grand show, UBM India staged a series of successful road shows and store-to-store activities in various hubs of North India such as Jaipur, Ludhiana and Meerut, connecting with over several prominent jewellers in the zone.
Speaking on the inauguration of the 6th edition of DJGF, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Currently, as a sector the Gems and Jewellery market has started witnessing remarkable changes. The gold prices have recently shot up to the highest in more than a year. Several other proactive measures such as the introduction of a gold spot exchange will further enhance trade. The organised sector will continue to play a fundamental role as it has the potential to adapt to the consumer and economic changes. While still at a nascent stage, the opportunities for growth for the organised retail jewellery market in India are unlimited. Moreover, North India is the country’s major market known for its penchant for lustrous and statement jewellery pieces, including Mughal antique, gold, diamond and kundan navratna, to name just a few. UBM India understands this love for sparkle, and through the Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair –the North’s only show of such size and volume- will further augment this sector.”
“With over 280 participating exhibitors and a stupendous 80% increase in terms of participation, the show has truly evolved as the biggest jewellery and gemstone sourcing destination for jewellers,” he further added.
The DJGF 2017 will also witness the third edition of the Retail Jewellers Guild Awards on 10th September at The Lalit, New Delhi, a unique initiative by UBM India through which excellence and efforts of individuals & organisations in the Retail Jewellery Business are recognised and honoured on a pan India level.
The Retail Jewellers Guild Awards along with Ernst & Young as process advisors will draw out the best of the country’s talent in the retail jewellery industry through a methodical, professional procedure. The extensive award categories this year are crafted, keeping in mind, the diverse activities of the retail jewellery industry, comprising 'Store of the Year’, ‘Employer of the Year’, ‘Most Innovative Marketing Campaign’, ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ and ‘Excellence in Design’.
The highlight of RJGA 2017 will be India’s first ever Walk of Fame for the Retail Jewellery — an exclusive showcase of master pieces by eminent brands. This year too, the awards ceremony will be marked by captivating fashion sequences by showstoppers such as models and actors Gauhar Khan, Manhara Chopra, among others, insights from industry stalwarts, entertainment and networking sessions.