UBM India announces the maiden edition of The Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair

Chennai, April 11th, 2018: UBM India, the largest organizer of jewellery fairs in India, announced the launch of its premium international B2B jewellery fair in South India – the Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair (CJGF) today. It is scheduled to be held between 19th – 21st October, 2018 at the Chennai Trade Centre. The expo will be well-supported by the prominent jewellery association -- Chennai Jewellers Association and is anticipating to attract 200+ exhibitors and over 1,000 luxurious jewellery brands.

Theannouncement was held at Taj Coromandel in the presence of key dignitaries, Mr.Yogesh Shah, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association; Mr. UdayVummidi, Director,Chennai Jewellers Association; Mr. Sultan Mohideen, Director,Chennai Jewellers Association; Mr. Jitendra Vummidi, Director, VBJ; Mr.Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, GroupDirector, UBM India. 

The CJGFowes its origins to the GJIIE, a show that UBM India has nurtured as thegateway to the Indian jewellery market, particularly in South India.  Inits refurbished avatar, UBM India’s new jewellery show in Chennai will trulyprovide an international experience, based on the organizer’s proven expertisein understanding local, national and global markets. 

The expowill be studded with a number of world-class features such as Luxury Pavilions,Seminars, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Retail Jewellers Awards, Hall of Fame,and Fashion Shows -- to be graced by key stakeholders and celebrities. 

The expowill be an excellent platform for jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importersand exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers andtraders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, machinerymanufacturers and representatives from various trade and governmentalorganisations, to come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow theirbusinesses.   

In additionto Tier I, II and III cities in India, the exhibition will have delegaterepresentations from Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal, Middle East, Singapore andMalaysia among other countries, reinforcing the expo’s position as aproven and trusted sourcing hub of the industry. 

The CJGF isone of the five-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai andDelhi) that will be hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Internationally,UBM plc organises the World’s Biggest Jewellery Trade Event – The Hong KongJewellery & Gem Fair.  

Speakingat the launch of the CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM Indiasaid, “Weare excited to launch a new show in the midst of all the action in the Chennaimarket with a fresh new and decidedly more international format. The marketsize of the gems and jewellery sector in India is expected to reach US$ 100-110billion by 2021-2022. And despite economic challenges, India’s jewellery demandis estimated to at 573.3 tonnes in 2018 up 14 percent from last year, whichbodes well for the market.”

He added, “Supported by quality consciouscustomers, corporate branding, modern retail formats, and evolving design, thegems and jewellery segment is not just expected to outpace others in domesticsales, but create a deserving and viable industry platform which the CJGF isgeared to provide.” 

Speakingat the launch of the CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Shah, Director, Chennai JewellersAssociation said, “UBMhas been an integral part of the jewellery industry for nearly three decades. Owingto its expertise in this portfolio, UBM India is perfectly placed to launch theChennai Jewellery and Gem Fair. The show is an initiative by and for thetrade, a superior sourcing platform and an opportunity for exchanging knowledgeand market trends. We are glad to associate with UBM India through CJGF2018 to support the established and upcoming centers of excellence injewellery in the Southern region.” 

Speakingat the announcement of the new show, Mr. Sultan Mohideen, Director, ChennaiJewellers Association said“ Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair (CJGF) to be launched inOctober will be the best platform for manufacturers and retailers to meet andcreate business as it serves key markets in the region which supply to jewelersacross India and abroad. CJGF will give us this opportunity to widen thebreadth of our business and make the necessary connects quickly.” 

Adding tothis, Mr. Uday Vummidi, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association, said, “ It will be anabsolute delight to extend our support to this magnificent event,  ChennaiJewellery and Gem Fair (CJGF) to be organized by UBM India in October 2018. Aplatform of this sheer size and scale is hard to come across in India and welook forward to CJGF.”

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