UBM India concluded the second International B2B Jewellery & Gem trade fair in Eastern India -Kolkata Jewellery & Gem fair 2015


Amit Mitra, Minister In-charge; Department of Finance, Commerce & Industry, Govt. Of West Bengal inaugurated the fair

Hosted in association with Calcutta Gem & Jewellery Association, over 200 exhibitors, 6000 visitors turnout expected

Kolkata: Kolkata Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015 (KJGF '15), the second edition of B2B international jewellery trade fair, hosted by UBM India in association with Calcutta Gems & Jewellery Association was inaugurated in the city by Dr. Amit Mitra, Minister In-charge, Department of Finance, Commerce & Industry, Govt. of West Bengal.

UBM India's recent study with D&B clearly validates Kolkata being a favourite destination for lightweight plain gold jewellery. The Expo in addition to being the state's only show of such size and volume, is a significant contributor towards UBM India’s footprint in the jewellery vertical with successful established shows in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Gujarat, reaching over 1.5 lacs jewellers across India through exhibitions and road-shows.

With UBM's market penetration, KJGF 2015 has drawn significant attention from buyers and international sourcing delegates across Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, Turkey and UAE, with over 200 hosted buyers, all lined up to witness the largest display of Traditional Bengal Gold and Diamond Jewellery, here in Kolkata. In addition to dedicated pavilions for Gold, Diamond etc, the fair had a dedicated machinery pavilion promoting technical knowhow in modern jewellery manufacturing with over 35 machinery companies showcasing technologies. The Expo is also marked by the Golden Hand Awards, India's only such award which is a unique initiative honouring the traditional 'karigars' for their craftsmanship. Chosen Craftsmen were awarded for their exquisite designs in Gold and Diamond. Actress Nimrat Kaur also made her presence as the showstopper at the Jewellery Fashion Show.

Joji George, Managing Director, UBM India said, "India's gems and jewellery sector has been one of the fastest growing industries globally. The sector has contributed 6-7% to India's GDP and provides gainful employment to around 2.5 million people. In our recent India study in with D&B, more than 40% of the surveyed jewellery companies adopted the trade exhibition strategy, making it the top marketing strategy to promote business, validating trade exhibitions as a powerful source for showcasing their business. It has been a constant endeavour of UBM India to provide a platform to the manufacturers and retailers of this segment, to connect and create business, thus meeting the larger industry needs of India. KJGF 2015 is one such platform, poised to raise benchmarks and fuel trade for the jewellery industry in East India."

Courtesy: The Retail Jeweller India News Service