The GJEPC’s calendar is crowded with activity through the year as befits this dynamic body. Apart from the Trade fairs and various other activities, there are a few specific events that take place annually, and in the case of seminars and conferences from time-to-time during the year.
India International Jewellery Week (IIJW)
It is the only event of its kind in Asia – a fashion week for the jewellery industry. Held annually just prior to the IIJS, the IIJW is a platform for jewellery designers and design-led jewellery companies to display their creativity and talent. It attracts buyers from India and abroad and reinforces India’s design capabilities.
India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA)
Over four decades ago, the GJEPC introduced an Annual Awards scheme to bestow recognition to the leading all-round performers of the industry and financial institutions supporting it, amongst other categories. Over the years the Awards Scheme has evolved exponentially. Today, the India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) are bestowed on the basis of strong objective criterion and a process developed by a renowned consultant body, Dun & Bradstreet. They are more sought after, more prestigious and generally more scintillating.
The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards
While the IGJA is about business and industry performance, The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards (AJDA) is totally focussed on Design. It celebrates creativity, innovation and artistry and brings designers to the forefront. This programme too, has evolved from earlier design awards instituted by the Council for the best designs at the IIJS. It has now been envisaged as an independent stand alone event.
Seminars & Conferences
Through the year, but at varying times and some specific ones intermittently, the GJEPC organises several seminars and conferences to discuss topics of import or to apprise its members of the latest international developments and/or trends etc.
The Mines to Market Conferences for the diamond and coloured gemstone industries have evolved as event for all stakeholders of that sector to come together on one platform.
The Trend Jewellery Forecasting (TJF) seminar held by Italian expert analysts provides relevant updates to the companies in the jewellery industry and help them plan their designs and production more effectively.
The first World Diamond Conference (WDC) organised in December 2014 by the GJEPC jointly with the World Diamond Mark and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI, was a landmark event inaugurated by the President of Russia HE Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of India, Honb'le Narendra Modi. It was a platform for representatives of all segments of the diamond pipeline to come together and discuss the issues of the day
Several seminars organised intermittently on wide ranging topics ranging on areas like Policy, Finance etc have proved to be important avenues for knowledge sharing and an exchange of views for the industry.