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GJEPC, the apex body of gem and jewellery trade in India with the support of Govt. of India, is organising the inaugural International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS), an in-person exhibition, in Dubai from 14th to 16th August 2021.
Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “To cater to the pent-up demand and a call from exhibitors and buyers for a physical show as the pandemic recedes, GJEPC is organising the first ever IGJS in Dubai. We are expecting top decision makers from the UAE, the Middle East & other targeted regions like Africa and China to attend the event.”
Shah added, “A physical exhibition in Dubai this August will be an ideal way to connect with international clients from across the world, as key export markets such as the USA, Hong Kong and the UAE have opened up for economic activities and are witnessing considerable demand for diamonds, gemstones and jewellery.”
The Middle East is one of India’s biggest gem and jewellery markets, accounting for 40% of total exports.
Although flights between India and the Middle East nations are currently suspended, the GJEPC is hopeful that the rapidly declining rate of covid infections in India may result in a resumption of air connectivity by the end of June, giving participants adequate time to prepare.
IGJS Dubai is backed by the Department of Commerce, Government of India, which has directed the Indian Embassy in the UAE to extend support to the show.
GJEPC will ensure all possible safety measures at the event, as per the mandated protocols of the Government of UAE, which will ensure safety for all and boost the confidence of visitors at the event.
The targeted buyers for IGJS Dubai include prominent jewellers from across the Middle East, Russia, East Europe, North Africa, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Salient features of IGJS
Format: B2B Exhibition
No. of booths: 150 of 12 sq m each (The preference for booth allotment will be offered to GJEPC members who have submitted their space application forms and initial deposit amount (higher to lower sqm) on First Come First Served basis.)
• Plain Gold and Gold Studded Jewellery
• Diamond Studded Jewellery
• Silver Jewellery
• Loose Stones (Diamonds, Gemstones)
Buyer Regions: Middle East (including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Iran, Lebanon), UK, USA, Africa, Russia, CIS, SAARC Countries and China.
Buyer Profile: Wholesalers, Retailers, Importers from all sectors of the jewellery industry worldwide. Design houses, Jewellery Manufacturers sourcing diamonds and gemstones, Independent Retailers, etc.