Fifty-seven In­dian Com­pa­nies To At­tend Jew­ellery Ara­bia

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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.

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