Fifty-seven Indian Companies To Attend Jewellery Arabia
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) said 57 leading names from the Indian gem and jewellery industry will participate in Jewellery Arabia 2015 from November 24 to 28 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The Indian pavilion will be spread over 840 sq m of exhibition space in the Main Entrance Hall and Hall 2, and will sport an entirely new look. The Indian participants are expected to showcase high-end jewellery, diamonds and colour gemstones with a special focus on the Gulf region. Diamond jewellery fashioned in palladium and platinum, too, will be displayed for the first time.
GJEPC chairman Praveenshankar Pandya said that the Middle East has emerged as one of the key leading markets and currently accounts for 30% of the total Indian gem and jewellery exports.
“Jewellery Arabia forms an important platform to increase trade with the region. The Middle East is one of the key focus markets for India and the GJEPC will continue to make concerted efforts to increase its share in the region. The jewellery preferences and design sensibilities of the Middle East are very similar to that of India, and our jewellery has gained substantial demand there over the years,” added Pandya.
Trade figures offer a clear indication of the booming trade relations between the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East: exports to the UAE alone stood at $10.5 billion in 2014.
The five-day trade show will feature over 600 exhibitors from 30 nations who will spread their precious wares across an area of 18,000 sq m. On display will be a huge range of finished jewellery, luxury timepieces, precious stones, antiques, objets d’art, jewellery packaging and technology from across the globe.
Last year’s show attracted over 50,000 buyers from 47 countries, marking a 3.5% increase in attendance.
Eminent jewellery houses will be making a return appearance at Jewellery Arabia, including major brand names. Many of these high profile international jewellery and watch brands will use the exhibition as a platform to introduce exclusive collections and limited edition pieces to the Middle East collector’s market.
Complementing these iconic brands are large national groups of retailers, designers and manufacturers from leading jewellery export countries. Collectively, these groups of companies reflect the very best manufacturing capabilities, design expertise and gemmological resources that their respective countries have to offer.