Informa Markets recently concluded the ninth edition of the Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF), North India’s biggest international jewellery trade show. DJGF was back in its in-person format at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, after a gap of two years.
The Expo was marked by the presence of high-profile dignitaries, from ministers, to associations and media from the gem and jewellery industry. It had over 12500 buyers from various locations, along with fully occupied buyer-seller meets and conferences.
DJGF showcased an array of 850 + designer brands and 15000+ unique designs. Some highlights of the expo included the launch of SHAKTI – Women Achievers Awards, jointly with the Gems & Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI). The launch of SHAKTI is an effort to support the initiative– ‘Amrit Mahotsav’. SHAKTI felicitated the brilliance of women entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate professionals from the gems and jewellery industry of India.
Chief Guest Satyendar Jain, Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly, congratulated the entire team of Informa Markets in India for conducting such a great exhibition. Jain added, “Our approach would be to highlight the importance of increasing the value of jewellery, its endorsement and how it needs to be preserved. The Indian jewellery & gems industry contributes 4-7.5% to the GDP and 14% to the export trade of the country”. He also focused on promoting the industry which currently employs more than 5 million skilled labourers across the country.
Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, present at the Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair, said, “Such an event helps hundreds of exhibitors from North India. The Indian jewellery & gems industry has made a notable mark and the government has supported in the promotion of this industry”.
He also invited the Indian jewellery & gems industry to the state of Haryana and promised that the state government will continue to promote the industry by providing acres of lands for establishing the entire infrastructure in the region.
Speaking on the return of DJGF in the physical format, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director Informa Markets in India said, “Returning in the physical format after a gap of two years, DJGF reinforced a sense of trust in the jewellery market with over 200 participants showcasing an array of unique and trending jewellery. With this return, DJGF reinforced the bond amongst the jewellery community, government and investors. Informa Markets in India stands by the Indian Government’s endeavours of a significant growth in the gems and jewellery sector by serving as a facilitator and bringing in the organised jewellery fraternity together under one roof.”
While addressing the gathering, Yogesh Singhal, President TBJA, Delhi, appreciated the Government’s hallmarking law and said that such government policies will maintain the goodwill and transparency in the jewellery & gems industry.
The three-day expo was supported by The Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA), Gems & Jewellery Trade Council of India, Delhi Jewellers Association, Maliwada Jewellers Association, Meerut Bullion Traders Association, All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation, and many more. The fair represented jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and Jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, and representatives from trade and governmental organizations, all under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their business. Products of different styles and designs from gold, diamonds, gemstones, silver and loose stones categories, along with machinery, was showcased at the event.