Signature 2013 has been inaugurated by the Chief Guest of the event, Mrs. Rita Menon (IAS, Chairperson & MD, ITPO), at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (NSE Complex), Mumbai. Present on the occasion have been Guest of Honour Mr. Stephen Lussier (CEO, Forevermark Diamonds Pvt Ltd, London) and Shri Siddharth (Joint Secretary – Ministry of Commerce & Industry).
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is organizing the sixth edition of the Signature 2013 Mumbai from February 22-25, 2013. Spread over 32,000 sq meters with 1,083 booths, Signature 2013, will see participation from over 550 exhibitors, 5 international pavilions and will receive over 6,000 national and international visitors in the next four days.
Signature 2013 will showcase the highest quality, cutting edge designs and superior craftsmanship by the participants. This is a b2b event where exhibitors will have the opportunity to discover the latest trends, meet with the leading manufacturers and plan their collections and inventories. After the culmination of the festive season, jewellers look forward to re-stocking their stores with the trendiest jewellery collections which will be accomplished with style at IIJS Signature 2013.
“After a buoyant wedding and the festive season demand for orders to the US have been upbeat despite decrease in the amount of rough imports” said Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC. “Signature is a great platform where international and national retailers and manufacturers come together to build associations, transact business and forge long-lasting relations that enable business transactions all year around. Hopefully, we will see greater quantum of business being transacted during this edition of IIJS 2013.”
As per a survey conducted by IPSOS, Signature is exceptional revenue generating and networking platform for the exhibitors, attracting serious buyers and providing the ideal venue to conduct business as the show focuses on exclusiveness and high quality in a lavish ambiance, allowing for to end buyers to spend quality time with the vendors. So successful has the Signature proven over the years that the show continues to enjoy the patronage of exhibitors year after year, while continuing to introduce new talent and jewellery houses at every Signature show. While IIJS showcases all aspects of this vibrant industry, the more compact Signature event attracts top retailers from across the country and overseas to view the select designer collections at the show.
Some of the key highlights of Signature 2013 are:
An online Buyer-Seller Matching Program:
· A unique Buyer-Seller Interface that allows exhibitors to preview products and companies in advance, prior to the show, allowing exhibitors to connect with their targeted partners with greater convenience in scheduling appointments. This interface allows the exhibitor to get automatic matches based on their profiles and requirements, find matching exhibitors, view their collections as well as send enquiries beforehand.
Exclusive Elite Club for Top Retailers:
· The Elite Club offers selected retailers privileged hospitality at Signature Mumbai. The Elite Club is an exclusive lounge for exhibitors to conduct business or enjoy a quiet moment, relax, have access to the internet and refreshments in an exclusively dedicated environment.
Signature Mobile Application:
· The new Signature application for mobiles has now been introduced after a successful run during the IIJS 2012. The application now enables you to have all the information in the palm of your hand. The application is compatible with Android, BlackBerry and iPhone platforms.
This year as well, the show will feature sections on Loose Diamonds & Gemstones bringing offerings from the world’s largest manufacturer, Gold Jewellery that will highlight innovative approach to design and manufacturing, Studded Jewellery in latest trends and designs, the Signature Club where one can experience Couture jewellery at its best besides International pavilions from Belgium, Israel, Turkey & Thailand. As the stage is set for the show, this year the organizers look forward to higher business being transacted at Signature, taking a quantum leap over Signature 2012 which saw business to the tune of Rs 680 crores.