Council Initiatives
IGJME-Surat, 13-15 Dec 2013
GJEPC to host the first ever gem and jewellery machinery expo in Surat

The machinery expo featuring 125 leading domestic and international machinery & technology providers will be the first of its kind in the country.

September 12, 2013: Presented in affiliation with the Surat Diamond Association (SDA), the Gem and  Jewellery Export Promotion Council will host the India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME) in Surat, from Dec 13-15, 2013. The expo, which is the first of its kind in the country is being organized by GJEPC for the first time will feature about 125 exhibitors, comprising leading international and domestic manufacturers of machinery and technology.

Speaking about the expo, Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “Gems and jewellery constitute one of India’s foremost business sectors comprising burgeoning exports valued at US$ 39 billion for the FY 2012-13 as well as a humongous and vibrant domestic market with a value on par with the export trade. It is an industry of such mammoth proportions that perhaps no other country sees greater demand for gems & jewellery machinery, equipment and technology as India does.”

Today, India’s proud prowess lies in diamond manufacturing and Mumbai and Surat are the main centres for India’s burgeoning gem and jewellery exports.  The diamonds produced by the country today comprises valuable large diamonds and fancy cuts in addition to the much in demand smaller stones, cementing the Indian manufacturing industry’s position amongst the world’s best; offering cutting edge technology, use of laser machines, computerized yield planning machines, advanced bruiting lathes, diamond impregnated scaives, and more.

Jewellery manufacturing has also been growing the rate of nearly 15-20 per cent each year over the last decade and achieving the highest standards of quality through the integration of machinery and technology and design development. The Indian gemstones, both precious and semi-precious, have also been gaining steady and rapid recognition as India continues to emerge as a major source with Jaipur having the distinction of being the manufacturing hub. A complete spectrum of coloured gems are cut and polished in the ‘pink city’ in factories using latest polishing machines and state-of-the-art technology.

The jewellery retail network in India itself is vast encompassing over 500,000 stores and outlets; all of which have their own demand for store equipment and accessories. Collectively, the Indian gem and jewellery industry has an immense need for machinery and technology and the IGJME offers machinery, equipment and accessory manufacturers the ideal opportunity to exponentially expand their customer base in the country, catering to the wide requirement of the trade that is constantly growing and upgrading to meet the changing demands and trends of the market.

Speaking about the event, Haresh Zaveri, Convener, Exhibitions Sub-committee (National) said, “although the machinery section has always been a significant part of the IIJS shows held each year, the IGJME is being organized with the view significantly expand the presence for the machinery manufacturers and more importantly, present the rapid technological advancements that are being made in this part of the industry sector with the view to upgrade the manufacturing industry.”

The IGJME is being held in Surat at the Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre as the venue is a modern, iconic exhibition centre in Surat with convenient amenities and facilities besides having been the venue for major national and international expos.

The IGJME will feature 100 – 125 leading manufacturers of machinery, technology and allied products and will be presented in well segmented sections to show case Diamond manufacturing machinery, Jewellery manufacturing machinery, Gemstones manufacturing machinery (precious / semi-precious) and an Allied section(Packaging / IT & software / Education).

The show is expected to receive upwards of 8,000 trade visitors comprising decision makers from the manufacturing and retail segments of gems & jewellery industry. Apart from GJEPC’s 5,500 members, attendees will include large retailers and jewellery manufacturers from key manufacturing centres such as Surat, Mumbai, Jaipur, Rajkot, Coimbatore, Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi, senior business heads as well as key production and technical members of the industry.

Notes to Editor:

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council is an all - India apex body for Gem & Jewellery representing 5,500 members. Set up in 1966, it operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

For more information on the release contact:
Ms. Dolly Choudhary, GJEPC – Tel: +91-988 77538 23
Ms. Sangita Pai, GJEPC – Tel: +91-988 77538 04

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