The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) will be hosting the first ever India Gold & Jewellery Summit at Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi on December 1 & 2, 2017 to bring together all stakeholders of the industry on a common platform. The aim is to help in defining a clear gold policy framework that will promote transparency and boost jewellery manufacturing as the industry seeks to implement its vision of achieving US$ 25 billion of jewellery exports by 2022. World Gold Council is the lead partner in the Summit.
India has set itself the objective of becoming the largest exporter of gold jewellery in the world and, through this, generate employment opportunities for 8 million people by 2025. The Summit will seek to formulate the role that gold can play in this process and understand the procedures for implementation and possible issues that may be faced, based on the experiences of other countries such as Turkey, UK, China etc.
In addition it will discuss the current status and challenges of the Indian bullion industry both domestically and at an international level.
Dignitaries who have been invited to address the Summit include Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Finance Minister; Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister; senior government officials – Revenue Secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia; Commerce Secretary Smt Rita Teaotia; Secretary (Financial Services) Shri Rajiv Kumar; Chief Economic Advisor Shri Arvind Subramanian; Niti Aayog CEO Shri Amitabh Kant; DGFT Shri Alok Chaturvedi; Jt Sec MoC&I, Shri Manoj Dwivedi – as well as RBI Governor Dr Urjit Patel and others.
Senior representatives of gold miners, policy makers, retailers, bankers, analysts, and others from the industry in various parts of the globe are expected to attend the conference. Concerned stakeholders /associations of the jewellery industry will also be invited to share their views.
News Source: gjepc.org