Informa Markets in India (formerly known as UBM India), the organisers of Delhi Jewellery Gem Fair (DJGF) and Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl & Gem Fair (HJF), has expanded into the combined North and Eastern region with the launch of Jewellery Connect Patna, 24- 26 April 2022 at Gyan Bhawan, Patna, Bihar. The show, which involved over 60 key exhibitors, was supported by prominent national jewellery associations and was attended by Shri Awadesh Narain Singh, chairman of Legislative Council, Bihar, among other local dignitaries.
The three-day Jewellery Connect Patna brought leading jewellers, import and export merchants and industry associations and showcased 150+ designer brands.
The show had participation from Indian cities Patna, Mumbai, Kolkata, Rajkot, and Delhi and congregated the jewellery community from Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, UP and Nepal.
Speaking on the launch of the first edition of Jewellery Connect Patna, Yogesh Mudras, managing director, Informa Markets in India, said: “We are excited to be back in the strength of the North and East sectors, this time in Bihar, one of the most untapped and promising markets for the jewellery community.
“The Indian Gems and Jewellery sector, the largest globally, contributing around 29% to global jewellery consumption and one of the leading contributors to the national economy, needs significant reforms and support.” The Union Budget 2022-2023 included positive measures such as reducing customs duty on cut and polished diamonds and gemstones to 5% and other breaks designed to help the industry’s overall growth in the coming year.
“With our legacy of successful expos in the North and South, we aim to facilitate the buyer and seller community in Bihar and the neighbouring states to build quality business relationships on a Pan-India scale,” Mudras added. “This expansion will be a step towards supporting and amplifying jewellery trade and introduce trends from different parts of the country in the North and East India cluster.”
Ashok Kumar Verma, Bihar President, AIJGF, congratulated Informa Markets on its show launch in Bihar. Jewellery Connect Patna was a compelling show in terms of the latest trends, eye-catching designs and lucrative business opportunities. It aimed at fulfilling your all-season jewellery purchase needs at one go from top manufacturers of the industry. We are proudly associated with Informa Markets in India.”
Jewellery Connect Patna 2022 was supported by its AllSecure & Travel Safety Guidelines – a safety standard initiative by Informa.