UBM India in association with Chennai Jewellers Association launched the 1st edition of Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair (CJGF), B2B jewellery fair in South India. With over 150, the three day expo was held from 20th – 22nd October, 2018 at the Chennai Trade Centre and showcased more than 300 brands. The expo was inaugurated by Chief Guest – Shri Thiru. Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu; Yogesh Shah, President – Chennai Jewellers Association; Uday Vummidi, Vice President – Chennai Jewellers Association; Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia and Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India in the presence of other dignitaries from the jewellery trade.
Mr. Yogesh Shah, President, Chennai Jewellers Association said, “CJGF is an initiative by and for the trade, a superior sourcing platform and an opportunity for exchanging knowledge and market trends. CJGF 2018 supports the established and upcoming centers of excellence in jewellery in the Southern region and we are delighted to see that the expo has participation from the deep interiors of the country.
The expo was studded with a number of features such as Luxury Pavilion, Artisan Zone, Designer Gallery and Networking Night. One of the key highlights of the expo was the three day insightful seminar. Seminars & panel discussions on topics like ‘Identifying Synthetic Diamonds’ by Gemmological Institute of India,’How to Increase Your Business and Profits’, ‘Young Generation in the Jewellery Business’ & ‘Schemes in MSME for Clusters’. The expo also featured a Gem Museum by Madras Gem Museum and Gem Institute Chennai which displayed an array of over 2,000 rare and precious gemstones and a Hall of Fame which was inaugurated by the South Indian actress Kushboo.
Jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, suppliers and traders, machinery manufacturers and representatives from various trade and government organizations, etc participated to meet, connect, network and grow their businesses. In addition to Tier I, II and III cities in India, the exhibition was marked by delegate representatives from Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal, Middle East and Malaysia among other countries. Some of key exhibitors at the expo were Anmol Jewellers, CNB Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., JKS Jewels Pvt. Ltd., Anmol Swarn (India) Pvt. Ltd., S.K. Jewels, The Bombay Jewel Case Co, Mehta Gold and Diamonds.
Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said “UBM India for the first time in association with the Chennai Jewellers Association through CJGF brings to the Southern market an international trading platform with organized players in a revamped form. Seeking to enable jewellery, diamond, pearl and gemstone suppliers to congregate, interact and network with key buyers, both local and international, the expo, in coming years is poised to raise benchmarks and fuel trade for the jewellery industry in the region.”
The CJGF is one of the five-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi) that will be hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Internationally, UBM plc organises The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.