Thirty eight Indian jewellery manufacturers will interact with 70 international visitors from the SAARC and Middle East regions at the 2nd India SAARC-Middle East Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) 2017 which is being held in Delhi from May 14-16, 2017. The BSM is being organised by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council with the support of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. It is being held at the Peacock Ballroom, Hotel Pullman, Aero City, New Delhi.
During the three day event, a wide range of exquisite jewellery including diamond and coloured gemstone studded jewellery as well as plain gold jewellery will be displayed. The Indian exhibitors are from different parts of the country, while the visitors include 13 buyers from Bangladesh; 11 from Sri Lanka; 11 from KSA; 4 from UAE; 1 from Algeria; 3 from Egypt; 7 from Jordan; 1 from Kuwait; 5 from Lebanon; 2 from Oman; 1 from Palestine; 4 from Qatar; 11 from Malaysia; and 3 from Singapore.
Praveen Shankarr Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC said, “The first edition of the format was much appreciated by the manufacturers and buyers. I am sure the 2nd edition of India SAARC-ME BSM would further enhance and offer better and new opportunities for both parties. In the future, we would like to organize this platform in a much bigger way giving opportunity for more manufacturers and buyers, as South Asia is a regional bloc that holds immense trade potential due to the linkage of similar jewellery preferences and tastes.”
Anil Sankhwal, Regional Chairman, Northern Region, GJEPC said, “The objective of this BSM cum mini exhibition is to invite key business decision makers and arrange one-to-one meetings with prominent jewellery manufacturers from India, in an effort to develop new trust and understanding at a cultural, business & professional level and to explore future business opportunities that may occur as a result of these meetings.”
India’s gem & jewellery exports to Middle East countries in 2016-17 accounted for US$ 14 billion, whereas exports to SAARC countries accounted for US$ 19.38 million. Sankhwal said that there is a huge potential for this to grow and there is a need for such events that bring the traders together to explore further business opportunities.
News Source : gjepc.org