UBM India announces the maiden edition of The Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair

Chennai, April 10, 2018: UBM India, the largest organizer of jewellery fairs in India,
announced the launch of its premium international B2B jewellery fair in South India –
the Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair (CJGF) today. It is scheduled to be held between
19th – 21st October, 2018 at the Chennai Trade Centre. The expo will be well-
supported by the prominent jewellery association —  Chennai Jewellers
Association and is anticipating to attract 200+ exhibitors and over 1,000 luxurious
jewellery brands.

The announcement was held at Taj Coromandel in the presence of key dignitaries, Mr.
Yogesh Shah, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association; Mr. Uday Vummidi,
Director,Chennai Jewellers Association; Mr. Sultan Mohideen, Director, Chennai
Jewellers Association; Mr. Jitendra Vummidi, Director, VBJ; Mr. Yogesh Mudras,
Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Group Director, UBM India.

The CJGF owes its origins to the GJIIE, a show that UBM India has nurtured as the
gateway to the Indian jewellery market, particularly in South India.  In its refurbished
avatar, UBM India’s new jewellery show in Chennai will truly provide an international
experience, based on the organizer’s proven expertise in understanding local, national
and global markets.

The expo will be studded with a number of world-class features such as Luxury
Pavilions, Seminars, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Retail Jewellers Awards, Hall of
Fame, and Fashion Shows — to be graced by key stakeholders and celebrities.

The expo will be an excellent platform for jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and
exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders,
precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, machinery manufacturers
and representatives from various trade and governmental organisations, to come under
one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their businesses.

In addition to Tier I, II and III cities in India, the exhibition will have delegate
representations from Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal, Middle East, Singapore and
Malaysia among other countries, reinforcing the expo’s position as a proven and trusted
sourcing hub of the industry.

The CJGF is one of the five-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad,
Mumbai and Delhi) that will be hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Internationally,
UBM plc organises the World’s Biggest Jewellery Trade Event – The Hong Kong
Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Speaking at the launch of the CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM
India said, “We are excited to launch a new show in the midst of all the action in the
Chennai market with a fresh new and decidedly more international format. The market
size of the gems and jewellery sector in India is expected to reach US$ 100-110 billion
by 2021-2022. And despite economic challenges, India’s jewellery demand is estimated
to at 573.3 tonnes in 2018 up 14 percent from last year, which bodes well for the
He added, “Supported by quality conscious customers, corporate branding, modern
retail formats, and evolving design, the gems and jewellery segment is not just expected
to outpace others in domestic sales, but create a deserving and viable industry platform
which the CJGF is geared to provide.”

Speaking at the launch of the CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Shah, Director, Chennai
Jewellers Association said, “UBM has been an integral part of the jewellery industry
for nearly three decades. Owing to its expertise in this portfolio, UBM India is perfectly
placed to launch the Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair. The show is an initiative by and
for the trade, a superior sourcing platform and an opportunity for exchanging knowledge
and market trends. We are glad to associate with UBM India through CJGF 2018 to
support the established and upcoming centers of excellence in jewellery in the Southern

Speaking at the announcement of the new show, Mr. Sultan Mohideen, Director,
Chennai Jewellers Association said, “ Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair (CJGF) to be
launched in October will be the best platform for manufacturers and retailers to meet
and create business as it serves key markets in the region which supply to jewelers
across India and abroad. CJGF will give us this opportunity to widen the breadth of our
business and make the necessary connects quickly.”

Adding to this, Mr. Uday Vummidi, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association, said, “
It will be an absolute delight to extend our support to this magnificent event,  Chennai
Jewellery and Gem Fair (CJGF) to be organized by UBM India in October 2018. A
platform of this sheer size and scale is hard to come across in India and we look
forward to CJGF.”

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