East In­dia wit­nesses the sec­ond edi­tion of “Kolkata Gem & Jew­ellery Fair”

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UBM In­dia, one of the largest or­gan­iser of jew­ellery fairs in In­dia, or­gan­ised the sec­ond in­ter­na­tional B2B jew­ellery fair in Eastern In­dia - Kolkata Jew­ellery & Gem Fair 2015 at the Mi­lan Mela Ex­hi­bi­tion com­plex from 10th Jan­uary – 12th Jan­uary.The ex­hi­bi­tion pro­vided a great plat­form to the man­u­fac­tur­ers and re­tail­ers of this seg­ment, to connect and cre­ate busi­ness, thus meet­ing the larger in­dus­try needs of In­dia. The fair was in­au­gu­rated by Dr. Amit Mi­tra Min­is­ter In-charge; Depart­ment of Fi­nance, Com­merce & In­dus­try, Govt. Of West Ben­gal, and hosted in as­so­ci­a­tion with Cal­cutta Gem & Jew­ellery As­so­ci­a­tion, hav­ing over 200 ex­hibitors, and about 6000 vis­i­tors. Joji Ge­orge, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, UBM In­dia said, “In­dia’s gems and jew­ellery sec­tor has been one of the fastest grow­ing in­dus­tries glob­ally. The sec­tor has con­trib­uted 6-7 per cent to In­dia’s GDP and pro­vides gain­ful em­ploy­ment to around 2.5 mil­lion peo­ple. In our re­cent In­dia study in with D&B, more than 40 per cent of the sur­veyed jew­ellery com­pa­nies adopted the trade ex­hi­bi­tion strat­egy, mak­ing it the top mar­ket­ing strat­egy to pro­mote busi­ness, val­i­dat­ing trade ex­hi­bi­tions as a pow­er­ful source for show­cas­ing their busi­ness. It has been a con­stant en­deav­our of UBM In­dia to pro­vide a plat­form to the man­u­fac­tur­ers and re­tail­ers of this seg­ment, to connect and cre­ate busi­ness, thus meet­ing the larger in­dus­try needs of In­dia. KJGF 2015 is one such plat­form, poised to raise bench­marks and fuel trade for the jew­ellery in­dus­try in East In­dia. ” Dr. Amit Mi­tra as­sured that the Gov­ern­ment of West Ben­gal will pro­vide ev­ery pos­si­ble help to the re­tail­ers and jew­ellery en­trepreneurs and the Cal­cutta Gems & Jew­ellery Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion to de­velop this par­tic­u­lar in­dus­try. He said, “It is a great ini­tia­tive and the Gems and Jew­ellery in­dus­try needs to take the In­dian crafts­man­ship to the top for which the com­puter tech­nol­ogy should also be in­te­grated in the process to ar­tic­u­late the cre­ativ­ity that we have in this coun­try to match it up with the de­vel­oped na­tions like UK and U.SA.” With UBM's mar­ket pen­e­tra­tion, KJGF had drawn sig­nif­i­cant at­ten­tion from buy­ers and in­ter­na­tional sourc­ing del­e­gates across Nepal, Bangladesh, Turkey and UAE, with over 200 hosted buy­ers, who wit­nesed the largest dis­play of tra­di­tional Ben­gal gold and di­a­mond Jew­ellery. The Expo was also marked by the Golden Hand Awards hon­our­ing the tra­di­tional ‘kari­gars’ for their crafts­man­ship.

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