IIJS Tritiya, the debut show held by GJEPC, has received good reviews from exhibitors. Despite the all-time high gold prices, the event continued to attract a large number of visitors from the five southern states of India.
The event has demonstrated that despite the current market conditions, there is still a strong appetite for new and exciting products in the industry, and it is clear that the future of for the gems and jewellery industry is bright! Ashish Sand, Partner, Savio Jewellery, Jaipur, “IIJS Tritiya in Bengaluru is a gateway to southern India. Yes, the footfalls are less, but all the buyers are serious and the sales conversion ratio is high. All the big players from chain stores and independent retailers are present at the show.”
Hardik Shah, Director, A & H Jewels, Surat, commented that IIJS Tritiya is a welcome step by GJEPC. We have had a tremendous turn out from the southern region. We also received some buyers from other parts of the country. The show has been well organised and the facilities are great. Buyers are eager to check out new collections and it is good to see the buzz around the debut show.”
Anil Punjabi, Partner, Tahilram Tirthdas Jewellers said that the first day of the show was good for them. We expect buyers from the nearby states to visit on the weekend. We also got good number of queries from Bengaluru and Coimbatore buyers. Currently, emeralds and pink sapphires are in demand across the country. The GJEPC has done a great job, the facilities provided are very good. Overall, we are satisfied with the show.”
Manish Jain, Director, Royal Chains, Mumbai, noted that despite gold jumping to an all-time high, they did get good number of orders. “The buyers are all from the five southern states, and that almost constitutes half of India! The Council has been doing a commendable job and recommend do more promotions of the interiors of tier VI as well as that is a good potential market. I feel that this show is the best platform to tap the demand for the Akshaya Tritiya, but it should have been held in early April, closer to the date of the festival. We just wrapped up IIJS Signature in January and we need some time for preparation.” Bhavik Shah, Owner, R P Ornaments, Rajkot, echoes the sentiments. “The timing of the show seems to be a bit of a concern and many exhibitors feel that IIJS Tritiya should have been held 20 days prior to the jewellery buying festival.”
Devdutt Chaurasia, General Manager, Sales, Tanvi Gold Cast LLP, Mumbai, said, “We need to have a proper gap between the two major shows as sometimes fatigue sets in. We have seen retailers from Bengaluru.”
With its focus on innovation and quality, IIJS Tritiya has become a key event in the gems and jewellery industry, and its success is a testament to the resilience and creativity of the sector.