GIA In­dia Or­gan­ises Alumni Events in Mum­bai & New Delhi

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With the goal of fos­ter­ing net­work­ing among alumni, Ge­mo­log­i­cal In­sti­tute of Amer­ica (GIA) In­dia hosted meet-and­greet events in Mum­bai and New Delhi on Septem­ber 28th and 30th re­spec­tively. More than 30 GIA alumni at­tended a pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment sem­i­nar on per­sonal brand­ing that was de­liv­ered by He­mant Shah, an in­dus­try con­sul­tant and speaker. An alum­nus of In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (IIT), Kan­pur, Shah has been a con­sul­tant with var­i­ous di­a­mond and jewellery com­pa­nies, spe­cial­is­ing in brand­ing, sales and mar­ket­ing strate­gies.

Shah ex­plained, “Per­sonal brand­ing is the art of build­ing a unique brand around your­self as an in­di­vid­ual. Putting a strong per­sonal brand on the front­line can dra­mat­i­cally im­prove con­ver­sions. I was thrilled to speak at the GIA alumni event in Mum­bai and share my ex­pe­ri­ences with these stu­dents who will go on to make their mark in the in­dus­try.”

Vikram Bhat, manag­ing di­rec­tor of Kiara Jewellery and Dal­loz In­dia – both part of France-based Dal­loz Group – and GIA Alumni Mum­bai Chap­ter pres­i­dent, said, “The event was very im­mer­sive as He­mant could en­gage the au­di­ence con­tin­u­ously with his wit. His per­sonal anec­dotes were the high­light of the sem­i­nar. For me, the key take­away from this sem­i­nar was that build­ing a per­sonal brand with con­sis­tent mes­sag­ing is an es­sen­tial el­e­ment to long-term suc­cess.”

Speak­ing at the oc­ca­sion, Nirupa Bhatt, manag­ing di­rec­tor of GIA In­dia and Mid­dle East, said, “The GIA alumni are a tightly-knit com­mu­nity and events such as this serve as a great plat­form for them to con­nect with each other and net­work for busi­ness. I’d like to thank He­mant for shar­ing his ex­pe­ri­ences and in­sights on per­sonal brand­ing as I be­lieve it will im­mensely ben­e­fit our alumni. We will con­tinue to plan and con­duct more sem­i­nars to fur­ther en­gage alumni across In­dia.”

Over 45 GIA alumni at­tended a sem­i­nar on gem­stone treat­ments at the meet-and-greet event hosted at Ho­tel Taj Palace, New Delhi. GIA in­struc­tor Kashish Sachdeva, a GIA Grad­u­ate Ge­mol­o­gist, AJP, Grad­u­ate Pearls, pre­sented in­sights on treat­ment pro­cesses for many com­mer­cially avail­able gem­stones.

Atul Jain, di­rec­tor of Atul Jewellers and Almas Jewels Pvt. Ltd. and a mem­ber of the GIA Alumni New Delhi Chap­ter, said, “The event was well con­ceived and at­tended, which was ev­i­dent by the large num­ber of alumni. The sem­i­nar on gem­stone treat­ments was ef­fec­tively con­ducted by Sachdeva, who an­swered all ques­tions with re­mark­able ease and con­fi­dence – hall­marks of a GIA in­struc­tor. On be­half of the GIA Alumni New Delhi Chap­ter, I’d like to thank all those who worked be­hind the scenes to make this event a suc­cess.”

Nirupa Bhatt said, “I’m ex­cited that the alumni event in New Delhi re­ceived par­tic­i­pa­tion in great num­bers. GIA is in­vested in on­go­ing re­search ef­forts to iden­tify new and ex­ist­ing treat­ments and share the lat­est up­dates through sem­i­nars with our alumni across In­dia.”

He­mant Shah in­ter­act­ing with GIA alumni at the Mum­bai cam­pus. Kashish Sachdeva shar­ing in­sights on gem­stone treat­ments in New Delhi.

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