Vipul Shah, Chairman -GJEPC addressing guesta and media at the inaugural ceremony of IIJS-Signature, February 2013


Mumbai, February 22nd 2013:The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council officially inaugurated its Sixth edition of Signature in Mumbai on February 22, 2013, at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (NSE Complex), Mumbai. Spread over 30,000 sq m with 1083 Booths, IIJS Signature 2013 being held from Feb 22-25, 2013 is the largest of the Signature event held thus far with participation from over 550 exhibitors and over 7000 National and International visitors.


The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Smt. Rita Menon, IAS, Chairperson &Managing Director, India Trade Promotion Organisation, Guests of Honour, Mr. Stephen Lussier, CEO, Forevermark Diamonds Pvt Ltd, London and Shri. Siddharth, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry along with Chairman, GJEPC, Shri. Vipul Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC Shri. Pankaj Parekh and other senior officials from GJEPC and eminent members of the trade. The distinguished guests lit the lamp as a mark of commencement, which was followed by a guided tour around the exhibition.


Speaking at the event, Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “Signature is a great platform where international and national retailers and manufacturers come together to build associations, transact business and forge long-lasting relations that enable business transactions all year around. Hopefully we will see greater quantum of business being transacted during this edition of Signature 2013.”


Signature Mumbai has evolved into a key event in India’s Jewellery calendar. Positioned as a niche event, the Signature is a vibrant and exclusive sourcing event for the domestic and international trade, where 90% of its participants have been participating on a regular basis. This year IIJS Signature witnessed 550 Exhibitors, 1083 booths, 5 International Pavilions and over 7000 buyers.



Mrs. Rita Menon, CMD, ITPO said at the inauguration, “I am happy to see the level of modernization, the awareness ofcertified products and a regulatory framework which this industry has exhibited over the years. Lately I have also been closely working with GJEPC to launch their first business to consumer initiative, the India Gems and Jewellery Fair which will be held in New Delhi and looking at the skills which the council has exhibited in the past I am sure IGJF is going to be another successful and promising show keenly awaited by people in neighboring states of Rajasthan, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.”


(L-R)Shri Siddharth,Mrs Rita Menon,Mr Pankaj Parekh,Vice Chairman,GJEPC, Mr Vipul Shah, Chairman,GJEPC,Mr Stephen Lussier, Mr Haresh Zaveri at IIJS Signature 2013


Marking the event, Mr. Stephen Lussier, CEO, Forevermark Diamonds Pvt Ltd, London said “I thank GJEPC for providing me this opportunity to be here at Signature 2013. Over the years I have seen that customers around the world have a strong appetite for this magical industry and product, the diamond.


The Signature show this year features 5 international pavilions, which include Thailand, Belgium, Turkey, Israel and UAE. Given the event’s growing international recognition, this year’s show will feature the UAE pavilion for the first time as the ME continues to emerge as one of the key markets for the Indian trade. The product offering has been segmented to include all aspects of jewellery and will offer some of the most unique designs in gold, diamond, and precious stones jewellery, the Signature Club that will feature high end couture jewellery, besides loose diamonds and precious colored gemstones. 


Signature has attained its stature as India’s premium Jewellery sourcing event where participating companies are selected through a strict screening process and visitors are restricted to decision makers. 


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