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

 A gateway to the Indian jewellery market, with a special focus on South India’s repertoire

Chennai, April 10, 2018: UBM India, the largest organizer of jewellery fairs in India, today announced the launch of its premium international B2B jewellery fair in South India – the Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair ( CJGF ). Scheduled to be held between 20th – 22st October, 2018 at the Chennai Trade Centre, the expo will be well-supported by the prominent jewellery association -- Chennai Jewellers Association and anticipated to attract 200+ exhibitors and over 1,000 brands in the luxury class. 

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. 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 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 provide a truly international experience, based on the organiser’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 Award, 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 representative from trade and governmental organisations, to come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their business.   

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

The CJGF is one of the five-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi) 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 market.”

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 one deserving of a viable industry platform which the CJGF is geared to provide.” 

Speaking at the launch of the CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Shah, President, 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 the trade 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 region.” 

Speaking at the announcement of the new show, Mr.Rajesh Vummidi, Vice President, 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, Vice President, Chennai Jewellers Association, said, “ It will be an absolute delight to extend our support to the magnificent event,  Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair (CJGF) to be organized by UBM India in October . A platform of this sheer size and scale is hard to come across in India and we look forward to CJGF .”


About UBM India:

UBM India is India's leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia. For further details, please visit

About UBM plc:
UBM plc is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world.  In an increasingly digital world, the value of connecting on a meaningful, human level has never been more important.  At UBM, our deep knowledge and passion for the industry sectors we serve allow us to create valuable experiences where people can succeed. At our events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses.  Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors – from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients.  These global networks, skilled, passionate people and market-leading events provide exciting opportunities for business people to achieve their ambitions. 

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