Over 300 Vis­i­tors Pre-reg­is­ter For Bharat Di­a­mond Week

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The Bharat Di­a­mond Bourse (BDB) in Mum­bai said that more than 300 vis­i­tors from In­dia and over­seas have al­ready reg­is­tered for the sec­ond edi­tion of the Bharat Di­a­mond Week, which is set to take place from Oc­to­ber 8th-10th. Many more buy­ers are ex­pected to reg­is­ter in the count­down to the ex­panded pol­ished di­a­mond fair. The in­au­gu­ral show, held from April 23rd-25th, had 100 In­dian ex­hibitors of pol­ished goods and was at­tended by more than 1,000 vis­i­tors from In­dia and across the world.

In ad­di­tion, the BDB is pro­vid­ing flight tick­ets to se­lect buy­ers from Tur­key, Thai­land and In­dia to cre­ate more sales op­por­tu­ni­ties for the 100 In­dian ex­hibit­ing com­pa­nies. The BDB will also be pro­vid­ing 150 rooms for in­ter­na­tional buy­ers at a ho­tel close to the show grounds.

BDB vice pres­i­dent Me­hul Shah, who heads the Bharat Di­a­mond Week project, said: “As part of our strat­egy for cre­at­ing a show that will pro­vide many more sales op­por­tu­ni­ties for our di­a­mond man­u­fac­tur­ing and ex­port­ing firms, we have care­fully cho­sen ma­jor buy­ers who we want to see at the Bharat Di­a­mond Week. We want them to be­come ac­quainted with our ex­hibitors, and with the In­dian di­a­mond in­dus­try in gen­eral. That is why we de­cided to bring 50 se­lect buy­ers here.”

BDB pres­i­dent Anoop Me­hta said: “Reg­is­tra­tion for the show is mov­ing ahead strongly, and we ex­pect to see a larger num­ber of vis­i­tors/ buy­ers than at the first edi­tion. For any for­eign firms that have not been to In­dia be­fore, I would say this is a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to kill two birds with one stone. They will be able to visit scores of In­dian firms ex­hibit­ing at the show, dis­play­ing a huge range of di­a­monds in all sizes, shapes and colours. In ad­di­tion, they will have the op­por­tu­nity to visit the Bharat Di­a­mond Bourse and un­der­stand the enor­mous va­ri­ety of busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties and sup­pli­ers avail­able to them.”

Mean­while, Me­hta re­it­er­ated that with In­dia be­ing the world’s largest di­a­mond man­u­fac­tur­ing cen­tre, and the show be­ing held be­fore Di­wali, vis­i­tors will find com­pet­i­tively priced di­a­monds. “Those buy­ers look­ing for pre-Di­wali bar­gains will find it a highly at­trac­tive time to visit the show. With the Di­wali fes­ti­val start­ing at the be­gin­ning of Novem­ber, traders will be look­ing to sell goods ahead of the clo­sure of busi­ness for the hol­i­day.”

Shah said that a new fea­ture at the Oc­to­ber fair will be on-site fa­cil­i­ties for check­ing of di­a­monds cre­ated us­ing the Chem­i­cal Va­por De­po­si­tion (CVD) method. “It is crit­i­cal for our busi­ness that con­sumer con­fi­dence in our prod­ucts re­mains in­tact. This is ab­so­lutely para­mount. Con­se­quently, we will have a dis­play of equip­ment for the de­tec­tion of such stones so that dia­man­taires can see the equip­ment avail­able, how straight­for­ward it is to op­er­ate, and the fi­nan­cial out­lay in­volved.”

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