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Delhi Jewellery & Gem Fair 2022: Epicentre of Jewellery, Trade, Fashion and Industry Growth

Gala 10th edition of North India’s biggest International Jewellery trade show by Informa Markets in India concludes on a high with a 51% increase in attendees

New Delhi, 20th September 2022:Informa Markets in India, India’s leading B2B event’s organiser, concluded the gala 10th edition of North India’s biggest International Jewellery trade show – The Delhi Jewellery & Gem Fair (DJGF) on 12th September at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The expo started on 10th September and lasted for three consecutive days from 10 am to 6 pm. More than 19,388 visitors registered their presence across the three days, approximately 51% more than the previous year.


The three-day expo saw the attendance of over 350+ exhibitors who showcased 1200+ traditional, modern & innovative designer brands and 100000+ unique designs. It became a conversational platform for eminent Jewellers, Import & Export merchants and other key industry stakeholders. The massive industry footfall and grand success will no doubt benefit professionals to prepare for the approaching festive season, including Navratra, Dussehra, Diwali and wedding season in a huge section of the country.


A strong regional presence was also evident at the expo. The buyer-seller community hailed from states such as Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal and other parts of the country. Many important organs of the jewellery industry such as Jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, Jewellery manufacturers, Diamond, gemstones, Pearl suppliers, traders, precious metal and Jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, and representatives from trade and governmental organisations also came to explore networking and expansion opportunities.


The 10th edition of the DJGF Utsav was graced by Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of External Affairs and Culture, who was the chief guest of the event. The other key dignitaries were Mr Yogesh Singhal, Chairman, TBJA; Mr Chetan Mehta, Vice Chairman, National India, Bullion & Jewellery Association Ltd., Mr Kamal Palwal, President, TBJA; Mr Surendra Mehta, Vice Chairman, National India Bullion & Jewellery Association Ltd.; Mr Yogesh Mudras, MD, Informa Markets, India; Ms Pallavi Mehra, Group Director, Informa Markets, India and Mr Pankaj Shende, Senior Portfolio Director, Informa Markets in India,


On the opening day of DJGF Utsav, Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of External Affairs and Culture, said, “It is good to be a part of an initiative or craft that provides value and employment to people. The government is making efforts to galvanise the Indian jewellery business sector. Jewellery making and craftsmanship have always been an essential part of our culture, right from the Harappan or Indus Valley civilization till today. From a historical perspective, India has always been an important buyer and seller of the jewellery community, almost equal to many countries combined. That is why India has been called ‘Sone ki Chidiya’ or ‘Golden bird’. It generates massive employment and gives an immense boost to the economy of the country. Craftmanship in the jewellery business needs to be promoted and bolstered. I hope this happens through initiatives such as this show and many more people, especially girls, join the business, whether as traders or craftsmen.”


In his address to the esteemed guests and media, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, MD, Informa Markets in India, said, “With its expertise in the jewellery portfolio globally and across India in multiple Indian markets such as North, South and East, Informa Markets in India understands India’s love for sparkle. It was therefore heartening to note that our efforts to make the 10th anniversary of DJGF special drew widespread interest and engagement among all industry stakeholders. In the post-vaccination phase, there is optimism and festive cheer in the market and this gets translated prominently in the gem and jewellery segment too, which is currently seeing an approximate 10 per cent appreciation year-on-year. India’s growth story in this arena lies in the organised sector and expos such as ours help to catalyse this growth. There’s been a marked increase in the organised vs unorganised ratio from 23:77 from 2016 to the expected 42:58 in 2023.

The show reinforced the pole position of India’s export-oriented and labour-intensive gem and jewellery industry. Apart from business, the various offerings under the well-crafted celebration, DJGF Utsav were immensely appreciated as multiple focused platforms within the show umbrella to network, innovate, compete and showcase variety, glamour, authenticity and transparency,”he added.


The three-day show got solid support from many jewellery associations like The Bullion & Jewellers Association (TBJA), India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA), Delhi Jewellers Association, Maliwada Jewellers Association, Meerut Bullion Traders Association, All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation and many more.


To mark the 10th year of DJGF Utsav, the expo took the initiative and integrated 10 unique features to give a special flavour to the event and commemorate the successful completion of the expo’s ten years. The first among them was Shakti in association with SVAR Media which honoured the women achievers from the Gems and Jewellery industry. The Retail Jewellers Guild Awards was the second one which felicitated deserving Jewellery Retailers under various categories.


A Fashion Show Night also took place with a grand showing of pioneering brands, designs & their latest jewellery collections. One of the key highlights of the show was ‘DJGF Samvad’, in association with SVAR - The Voice of Jewellers ideated and executed as an accumulation of podcast series which exemplified the success stories of many industry Influencers’ journeys. The Fashion Show was held at The Lalit, and was elevated with the presence of renowned faces, including well-known actress Raima Sen, Femina Miss Grand India 2019 Shivani Jadhav, and Miss World Asia 2019 Suman Rao, presenting innovative craftsmanship and jewellery designs in form of heavy chokers, pastel coloured neck pieces, multi-layered necklaces, temple coin designs.

A 24×7 Vyapaar was also launched, which served as an effective, value-adding online B2B Jewellery Market Place. It signified the successful evolution of the jewellery industry into digital space. Another significant addition to the show was G-Ten which talked about the expansion of the jewellery business to Tier 1-2 cities and sprouted up knowledge about the industry with 10 powerful roadshows.


Another attraction was the Power Of Young Awards which recognised the contributions of young entrepreneurs and dynamic talent from the jewellery industry. A unique add-on was Mahasabha, the talking stage for all the jewellery associations from North India. ‘Golden Hands’ program acknowledged the role of jewellery designers in the constant rise of the jewellery industry.


The three-day expo had knowledge seminars, live workshops, and conferences on Current issues of Gold Jewellery Industry, Data analytics, Changing Needs of modern-day consumers and their preferences in jewellery, and lab-growns and other facets of the jewellery industry.


The DJGF forms an intrinsic part of the ‘Festivity of Business –Enabling Progress. Powering Growth’ campaign by Informa Markets in India this festive season. Festivity of Business is a medley of 28 back-to-back shows that will start on September 10 and continue till the year’s end across different verticals in the physical, digital and hybrid formats. It has been curated to facilitate the various industry sectors to grow and celebrate the world of business and trade this high season!


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