Bharat Diamond Week Registration Opens
Registration has opened for participation in the firstever edition of the Bharat Diamond Week at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India. The BDB expects thousands of visitors from India and abroad to take part in the April 23-25 international diamond week. The BDB said that 200 Indian companies will be exhibiting polished diamonds to buyers from across the world.
“The interest in the Bharat Diamond Week continues to rise far beyond our original projections and this is extremely positive,” said BDB vice president Mehul Shah, who is heading the project. “We believe that there will be around 4,000 visitors. Our aim is to create connections between our international friends and colleagues and Bharat Diamond Bourse members.
“This is going to be an event that will need to be held on a regular basis. There is a very clear demand both from exhibitors and from visitors,” Shah said, adding that the BDB will be booking around 200 complementary hotel rooms in order to host foreign buyers who will be taking part.
BDB president Anoop Mehta said: “Our colleagues from abroad are as excited as we are at the prospect of this international diamond week. The demand is clearly there. We believe it is critical for the BDB and for the international trade that an event such as this is held. The industry is facing various challenges and we are delighted to be able to organise an event that we believe will lead to great connections.”
The Bharat Diamond Week will also feature a display of synthetic diamond detection equipment with competitively priced services, together with specially organised seminars and meetings on the issue of synthetics, Shah said.