GIA India Alumni Event Sees Huge Turnout
GIA India hosted a meet-and-greet event at its IIJS booth for more than 40 alumni from all over India, who used the opportunity to connect with friends and network for business. GIA Alumni Association Chapters from Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur, Surat and Kolkata joined in and suggested that meetings be held at regular intervals. Some utilised this opportunity to share ideas on how GIA India can work closely with the alumni association chapters.
Speaking at the occasion, Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of GIA India and Middle East, said, “I’m excited that this event has received participation in great numbers from all parts of India. Many alumni expressed the value of GIA credentials and how they add recognition and credibility to their careers and businesses. The success of the event is a testimony to how close-knit the GIA alumni network is. We plan to conduct gemmological and professional development seminars to further engage alumni across India.”
A second-generation businessman, Yash Dhamani (GIA Graduate Gemologist), director of National Facets (Jaipur), said, “Being a gemstone manufacturer, it was an opportunity for me to meet with the Mumbai alumni, many of whom were jewellery designers, jewellery manufacturers, retailers and traders. This event served as a platform for GIA alumni to increase their exposure to like-minded professionals, network and develop stronger bonds, which is always rewarding. With hundreds of members, GIA alumni events provide a global business network that remains unmatched.”
Nirupa Bhatt (centre) with GIA alumni and instructors at GIA India’s booth at IIJS.