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03 february 2014

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India will organize the Trend Jewellery Forecasting Seminar (TJF Seminar) on February 25 and 26, 2014 in Mumbai. The two day seminar aims at educating the members and students of Gem & Jewellery Industry on latest jewellery trends of specific markets namely Europe and USA. Trend Vision Jewellery + Forecasting, an internationally renowned consulting firm based in Italy and also an Independent division of Vicenza Fair has been selected to conduct the Seminar cum Workshop.
According to latest export figures, Indian G&J exports from Jan. to Dec. 2013 to US stands at $4,793.44 million and that to Europe is $3,307.63 Million. This offers a huge business opportunity and therefore emerges the need to constantly enhance and upgrade India’s jewelry design prowess. This initiative is a part of GJEPC’s continuous effort to train and equip the Indian Manufacturers with the latest in global trends and consumer preferences.
Speaking about this initiative, Vipul Shah, Chairman of GJEPC said, “Indian products have without doubt created a niche for itself due to its flair of combining contemporary sensibilities with traditional aesthetics. US & Europe remain one of the major markets for Indian exports and understanding the trends prevalent in these countries, becomes imperative. Extensive knowledge of the market and high sensitivity towards consumer interest is essential in our trade, therefore, through the TJF, GJEPC hopes to achieve Design sensibilities and strategic awareness to further penetrate into these key markets.”
“I would like to thank the Council for having forwarded the opportunity to sharing our knowledge and research in India. At TJF we believe that education is important for the development of any industry. Therefore, through TJF we hope to provide the Indian Gem & Jewellery the strategic direction that is required at this point in time to compete at the global level” said Ms. Paolo De Luca, Creative Director & Forecaster, Trend Vision Jewellery + Forecasting.
Following the success of 2011 when this seminar had received acceptance by the members, the GJEPC is organizing this two day seminar & workshop session for the industry. The workshop will witness participation of eminent Industry personalities speaking on pre-defined topics. Having identified US and Europe as the key export destinations, the next step to create “Brand India” would be to ensure dominance in these centers and therefore understanding the market trends is the need of the hour.

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India