The Gem & Jewellery India International Fair (GJIIF) 2023, the only B2B trade show which has consistently catered to the South Indian jewellery fraternity with its exclusive focus on South Indian jewellery, is to be held in Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai from September 29 to October 1, 2023.
GJIIF, which is timed to help the trade prepare for the forthcoming festive and wedding season, will begin with a Grand Inauguration by leading names from the Indian jewellery industry. There is strong support for the show among the industry, and nearly 15,000 visitors from across the region and key all-India centres are expected to participate.
The show will have over 350 exhibitors spread over 800 stalls covering a mammoth 2,00,000 sq ft area.
Among the exhibitors are many of the renowned manufacturers and wholesalers, while all of India’s top jewellery chains, many with their corporate headquarters in the South, will also be among the buyers.
GJIIF is the ideal opportunity for retailers, big and small, to explore multiple new collections and place orders well in time for the festival and wedding season that follows a few weeks later.
Strong Support from Trade
GJIIF is being organised by two of the largest G&J trade associations in South India – the Jewellers and Diamond Traders Association, Madras (MJDTA) and Tamil Nadu Jewellers Federation (TNJF).
Additionally, it is supported by National Gems & Jewellery Council of India (NGJCI), Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA), The A.P. Bullion Gold Silver & Diamond Merchants Association (APGSMA) and the All Kerala Gold & Silver Merchants Association (AKGSMA). The exhibition is managed by United Exhibitions, Chennai.
Leaders of all India trade bodies such as Pramod Agrawal (Chairman, NGJCI) and Prithviraj Kothari (National President, IBJA) among others have also shared messages of support to the show and urged jewellers from across the country to attend this 3-day jewellery extravaganza.
Wide Array of Designs
Every visitor to GJIIF will have the opportunity to view about 10,00,000 designs: the widest array of products and choices in South Indian jewellery at one point.
The creations are in gold, silver and platinum; plain as well as studded jewellery with diamonds and coloured gemstones; traditional designs for weddings and festive occasions, and jewellery for daily wear. Suppliers of loose stones, pearls, precious metals and designers, gemmologists and machinery manufacturers too, also participate in large numbers.
Exhibitors include both established players and new entrants, due to which GJIIF been recognised as the ideal platform to view fresh collections based on new fashion trends, designs and colours that are expected to be popular during the forthcoming season. Alongside the traditional bestsellers there will also be more than a few potential path-breaking new trendsetters.
Unique Networking Opportunities
In addition to offering a platform for manufacturers and retailers to transact business, GJIIF also has a number of special events which add further value for participants.
Among the special programmes scheduled alongside the show are:
SVAR presents Shining Stars Awards and Networking Nite on Sept 29: An evening event where stalwarts and iconic brands will be felicitated and jewellers can interact.
India Lab-Grown Diamond Conclave on Sept 29: A special session on one of the new and rapidly growing product segments in jewellery held in association with The New Jeweller
TNJF Annual General body Meeting on Sept 30: Meeting of jewellers from across the state representing 81 regional trade bodies.
Special Talk Show on Sept 30: Sessions on two important themes – Upcoming Jewellers and Various Government Schemes.
Welcoming members of the trade to Chennai, Jayantilal Challani, Convener-GJIIF and President, MJDTA, said, “South India represents one of the largest and most important segments of the Indian jewellery industry and South Indian jewellery styles are popular all across the country. GJIIF is a must-visit show for all members of our fraternity especially those who deal in these product segments.”
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