14 April, 2023 Mumbai: The exciting 3rd Edition of the B2B GJS Expo was organised by All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) and held from 7th to 10th April 2023 at Bombay Exhibition Center (NESCO), Mumbai. The Guest of Honour, Mr Rahul Narvekar ji, Speaker Maharashtra State Assembly, inaugurated the Expo. Also present at the inauguration was Saiyam Mehra, Chairman, GJC and Convener of GJS, Rajesh Rokde, Vice Chairman of GJC and Co Convenor of GJS, among other distinguished members from the trade and industry.
The Chief Guest Mr Rahul Narvekar launched an industry-dedicated magazine ‘GJC Connect’ on the occasion. The promotion for the show was made with the hashtag #HamaraApnaShow, the exhibition was a showcase of the latest jewellery designs from the world’s most acclaimed jewellers. The exhibition is a celebration of the art and craft of jewellery making, featuring masterpieces that incorporate a range of precious metals, gemstones, and other materials.
All types of contemporary and fashionable ornaments were on display in this expo. The jewellery, of gold, diamond, silverware for toddler to millennial to wedding ornaments, including Guiness Book Record holder pendant by Shiv Narayan Jewellers Pvt Ltd. which attracted visitors with eye-catchy look. The expo also had interactive educational seminars & workshops on various current & future trends by prominent players from the industry.
Addressing the inaugural session, Mr. Rahul Narvekar the speaker Maharashtra state Assembly said, “ “GJS is being recognized today as a landmark show, displaying talent, art productivity and values of ethical trading to the world at large. I must confess that my association with this event goes, of course without saying, with a sense of gratitude to this industry for their contribution to the nation building and the growth of the economy of this country, being the pillar of the economy of this country. But with the same breath, I must admit that I am standing here on the dais, I am presiding the state assembly as a speaker and representing the Colaba assembly constituency because of this industry. My constituency houses the largest bullion market in the country, in terms of both rates and variety and design.”
Mr Saiyam Mehra, Chairman GJC and Convener of GJS added, “The show of this magnitude even with high priced gold is very encouraging. We are delighted with the response of 15000 national and international buyers participating in the show and we did more than 80 tonnes Rs. business. It’s a testament to resilience of the jewellery industry in India, and we look further to our upcoming Diwali edition at Jio Center, Mumbai”
Mr. Rajesh Rokde, Vice Chairman of GJC and Co Convenor – GJS, said, “I’m elated to express our profound satisfaction with success of 3rd Edition of GJS #Humaraapnashow, despite of formidable challenges posed by escalating prices of gold the unwavering momentum of the show has been truly remarkable. In this edition we have witnessed an extraordinary influx of more than 15000 buyers not only from our country but also international buyers, and our exhibitors have showcased an exclusive collection in this show. Special Thanks to the visitors to make our show a success. This planning of show before Akshay Tritiya and wedding season has added to grandeur of the show”
GJS comprises top-of-the-line manufacturers & wholesalers of Gems & Jewellery as well as dealers from all over the industry. The show assembled the best retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, traders, and delegates from across India. GJS is the ultimate sourcing platform for doing business and a must-attend event for every jeweller in the Indian market.
About GJC: All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) represents lakhs of trade constituents comprising manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, laboratories, gemologists, designers and allied services to the domestic gems & jewellery industry. The Council functions with the objective to address the industry, its functioning, and its cause with a 360° approach to promote and progress its growth, while protecting the industry’s interests. GJC, since the last 15 years, has been serving as a bridge between the government and the trade by undertaking various initiatives on behalf of and for the industry.