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Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:00AM IST (4:30AM GMT)
Bangalore to Host South India's Premier Jewellery Trade Show, Over 10,000 Retailers to Attend the Show
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

There is a growing need to provide the jewellery retail trade with products with varying price points and designs. And, a need to put in place a robust supply chain to achieve this objective. South India Jewellery Show (SIJS 2008) will cater to this ever growing need of the jewellery trade.

The second edition of South India Jewellery Show (SIJS 2008) will be held from January 18 to 20, 2008 at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore.

The premier B2B jewellery show of South India is being organized by The Art of Jewellery, India, in association with World Gold Council. In addition to the World Gold Council, the event is supported by All India Gem and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF), Bangalore Jewellers Association, and all the major jewellery trade bodies of South India.

Mr. Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, USA will inaugurate the Show on 18th January 2008. Mr. Rapaport is a well-known figure in the diamond industry, best known for establishing the Rapaport Diamond Price List -- the primary source of diamond price and market information for the diamond trade.

Mr. K Shivram, Vice President , World Gold Council said "We at WGC strongly believe that if design upgradation and choice of latest quality hand and machine made products has to reach the far corners of the state, then the jewellers need to be given an opportunity to see what is currently available with the manufacturers.

In this regard, SIJS 2008 provides an excellent opportunity for the jewellery trade to see for themselves the latest product designs on offer and latest jewellery machinery as well, thus enabling businesses to be built better."

Mr. Sumesh Wadhera, Convenor, SIJS 2008 says, "SIJS 2008 is the ideal platform for a B2B interaction for manufacturers and wholesalers with a wide spectrum of the South India jewellery retail trade. The show will be instrumental in bringing a wide variety of designs, from various parts of India, to the South Indian region."

Over 150 exhibitors will be participating in SIJS 2008. These participants are from various parts of India including Mumbai, Jaipur, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Thrissur, Junagadh, Rajkot, Delhi, Kolkata, Nearly 10,000 trade visitors of the jewellery retail trade from across South India are expected to attend the show.

A wide variety of product categories will be exhibited at SIJS 2008. These include gold and diamond jewellery, colour stone jewellery, silver jewellery, loose stones, machinery and allied products.

The SIJS 2008 provides an excellent opportunity to make new business connections, tie-ups, trade partnerships and most importantly make face-to-face contacts with the right people.

It is also a unique platform to promote and showcase latest designs, products and services that can cater to the growing needs of the retail jewellery sector. It is pertinent to note that jewellery design preferences change every 100 km in a multi-hued society like India. Hence providing accessibility to a variety of designs through platforms like SIJS 2008 is very essential.

SIJS 2008 will also be a platform to showcase new technologies and processes to the jewellery trade, enabling it to scale up efficiency and productivity.

The show is conveniently timed to tap the market before the wedding season and the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya. Moreover the timing of the show is scheduled in such a way that it does not clash with other jewellery trade events in India.

With regards to the selection of Bangalore, there are many factors in addition to its central location to the South India. The silicon city of India is an ideal location for the exhibition because of its cosmopolitan culture and consuming and purchasing power. Ranked as ‘Asia's Fastest Growing City', Bangalore is one of the Top 3 Retail Destinations in India. Most importantly, it is well connected and has proximity to all major towns across South India, which ensures right flow of visitors from far and near.

Product categories exhibited at SIJS 2008

-- Gold and Diamond Jewellery

-- Colourstone Jewellery

-- Loose Stones

-- Silver Jewellery

-- Machinery

-- Allied Products


1, Educational Trade Seminars

2, Launch of the "TRUST MARK" PROGRAMME BY All India Gem & Jewellery Trade Federation.

3, Judging of the Final winners of ‘AAKAAR' Jewellery Design Competition.

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