By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has organized an exclusive event called Lumiere for the participants of PMI (Preferred Manufacturer of India). The event was presented by Swarovski Gemstones with exquisite jewellery displays and entertainment galore. Present on the momentous occasion were Mr. Nitin Khandelwal (Chairman, GJC), Mr. Anantha Padmanaban (VC, GJC), Mr. Rajendra Jain (MD-India, Swarovski Gemstones), Mr. Kurt Zbinden (VP-Operations-Asia Pacific, Swarovski Gemstones), Mr. Martin Schiechtl (SVP Global Marketing, Swarovski Gemstones), Mr. Sumeet Anand (Convener-PMI, GJC), Mr. Nitin Kadam (Co-Convener, PMI, GJC), Mrs. Nirupa Bhatt (MD-India and the Middle East, GIA) along several key functionaries and members of GJC.
The glamourous showstoppers on the ramp included actresses Ameesha Patel, Rimi Sen and Kainath Arora wearing jewellery sets with Swarovski Zirconia. Each of the lovely jewellery pieces were designed by participants of the Swarovski Gem Visions Design Contest 2018. The competition was not about creating museum showpieces but practical jewellery that would be popular with retailers and their customers so that Indian consumers will have access to new creative designs influencing style and panache. The winners were as follows: First – Mr. K. Srinivasan of Emerald Jewel Industry; Second – Mrs. Sweta Narsaria of Divinus Creations; and Third – Mr. Srivishnu & Mr. SV Sreenivasan of RKR Gold and Mr. Bipin Viradiya of YUG by Tanvi Gold Cast. Lumiere was supported by GIA (Education & Laboratory Sponsor) and UMA Ornaments (Supporting Partner) and BVC (Logistics Partner).
Mr. Nitin Khandelwal, Chairman, GJC, said, “GJC’s Preferred Manufacturer of India programme was an initiative that was started 8 years back and has grown substantially due to the support and patronage of our members. GJC has effected several innovations to ensure that PMI remains relevant and popular in this age of disruption. Presented by Swarovski Gemstones, Lumiere is a true business cum leisure experience that helps members network and showcase their best creations with a touch of glamour. Through PMI, GJC helps support the national agenda of Make in India and brings India’s craftsmanship to the forefront.”
PMI marks the convergence of the nation’s leading jewellers and is one of the most vibrant B2B meets in a luxurious environment combining business & pleasure. The PMI is a popular networking platform where jewellery wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers come together and exchange their experiences in undertaking their businesses in the current dynamic environment. PMI is a unique programme to strengthen the jewellery supply chain model in India and also promote skill development program by enhancing skills and improving the living standards of skilled craftsmen / ‘kaarighars’ as part of the ‘Make in India’ national agenda.
Mr. Sumeet Anand, Convenor – PMI and Director GJC, expressed Lumiere is an exclusive night for our PMI participants. This to celebrate the success of PMI as the most sought after event of the industry. I take this opportunity to thank all our participants and the industry for giving an overwhelming response to PMI each time. The last series in Goa has broke all records in terms of participation. From the business perspective, we have received good response from the manufacturers. Despite the sluggish market, there were quality buying.
The manufacturers are really happy with the outcome of PMI Goa and I hope the next edition in Jaipur on November 26 to 28th will be more grand and bigger than Goa. We at PMI are consistently evolving, innovating, learning and unlearning to make PMI the best in class B2B exhibition in India with the global standards. I hope that this evening of glitter and gradeour will further boost charm and glamour in the brand PMI.