The success of GJEPC’s IIJS Premiere in Bengaluru has energised and raised expectations of the exhibitors participating in the Council’s second physical show since COVID, the International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) Dubai, scheduled from 11th-13th October 2021.
Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “We are grateful that the UAE government has granted permission to GJEPC to hold IGJS at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai. The seemingly insatiable global demand for jewellery despite the pandemic has boosted Indian gem and jewellery exports through 2021 and we’re hopeful of finishing the year on a positive note.
“India has always been the key player at Middle East region contributing around 40% of jewellery exports from India, and Dubai is the jewellery gateway for the most strategic jewellery markets such as the Gulf countries, Russia, Eastern Europe, North and East Africa, India, Central Asia, South and East Asia.”
Dilip Shah, Convener, International Exhibitions, GJEPC, said, “The IGJS Dubai show has registered 450+ International buyers so far. We have buyers from across the world, including Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Iran, Lebanon, Uzbekistan, UAE, USA, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UK, Pakistan, Egypt, France, Italy, Kuwait and Oman, among others. The show will follow all covid-related precautionary measures prescribed by the UAE Government.”
IGJS Dubai is supported by the Department of Commerce, Government of India, and will have 80 booths, covering products such as Plain Gold and Gold Studded Jewellery, Diamond Studded Jewellery, Silver Jewellery, and Loose Stones (Diamonds, Gemstones).
The buyer profile consists of wholesalers, retailers, and importers from all sectors of the worldwide jewellery industry. Design houses, jewellery manufacturers sourcing diamonds and gemstones, and independent retailers are also expected to visit the show.
The IGJS show is supported by the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group, and co-sponsored by International Gemological Institute Pvt. Ltd. (IGI).