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BIJS 2023 ends on a high note;overwhelming response from trade



The 4th edition of the Bengal International Jewellery Show 2023 (BIJS), from 8-19 Dec 2023 , organised by KNC Services, concluded with an overwhelming response, generating its highest-ever business for the trade. The largest gem and jewellery fair in East India had 10,000+ visitors at the Milan Mela Exhibition Centre, Kolkata


Show Highlights

250+ manufacturing companies are exhibiting at this show.

10000+ national visitors from all over India, along with

50+ retail chains are visiting from all over India.

200+ overseas buyers are going to visit from all over the world.


The event witnessed more than 500 visitors from over 10 countries, including the USA, UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kuwait, Germany, Turkey, and many more. The distinguished guest list included hosted buyers from all regions, elevating the event to an unparalleled international stature


The grand show was marked with the distinguished presence of Shri Joy Alukkas, Founder & Chairman of Joyalukkas India Pvt Ltd., who inaugurated the expo along with Mr. Ali Saleh Baterfi Al Kindi, Vise Chairman, Federation of Council of Saudi Chamber, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Mr. Samar Kumar De, President, SSBC; Mr. Arun Kumar Varma, President, BGJA; Mr. Tagar Chandra Poddar, General Secretary, Bangiya Swarna Shilpi Samiti; Ms.Kranti Nagvekar, Founder and MD, KNC Services; Mr. Suvankar Sen, Chairman and MD, Senco Gold; Saiyam Mehra, Chairman, GJC; Mr. Suber Sen, Chairman, B.C. Sen Jewellers, Mr. Pankaj Pariekh, Regional Chairman, GJEPC amongst others.






KNC conducted various events honouring stalwarts and achieve4s in the GJ industry during BIJS 2023


Durga Awards

KNC honoured five women entrepreneurs for their tremendous work in the jewellery industry; the awardees were Ranjana Sen, Chairman, Senco Gold Ltd.,

Nilima De., Partner, Guinea Emporium,

Pooja Mehra, Director, Unique Chains,Sushma Epari, Director, Epari Jewellers,Prerna Gupta, MD, Rhombus Jewels.




Hunnar Awards

As everyone knows, East India is known for its craftsmanship. The award organised by KNC supported by local associations, the Hunnar Awards for all handcrafted jewellery karigars for their best jewellery-making designs. The awards were given to the honoured top 3 handcrafted jewellery artisans who submitted their handmade jewellery on December 8th for the jury round; the final 3 got selected by the jury (Mr. Joy Alukkas, Suvankar Sen, Al Batarfi, Kranti Nagvekar, and all Dias members were part of the jury). The 1st prize of the Hunnar Award is Rs. 100000, the 2nd is Rs. 50000, and the 3rd is Rs. 25000. The same was given by Mr. Samer Dey and by Ms. Kranti Nagvekar

Networking Event

KNC Services organised the networking event on the second day of the show, i.e., December 9, 2023, to build the network between manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers

Lifetime Achievement Award

KNC has honoured Hasmukh Parikh with a life-time achievement award for his tremendous work towards the industry; his company is one of the top export jewellery companies from the East region.



On this momentous occasion, KNC launched their upcoming Riyadh show in Saudi Arabia. Dates and venue were announced, along with the 2nd edition of the Jeddah Show.

Kranti Nagvekar, Founder of KNC Services, expressed, "I wish to convey my appreciation to both exhibitors and visitors for their incredible support. We saw a remarkable turnout of over 10,000 visitors hailing from 500 cities across India, marking this as the most successful East India trade show in 2023.





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