‘Silverline Trade from Bangkok to Bombay’ Roadshow Showcases Jewellery Fair in Bangkok from Feb 23

Business Events | November 24, 2020 | News

Silverline Trade from Bangkok to Bombay

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) along with Thailand’s gem and jewellery delegates and the Thai Trade Centre, Mumbai, organised the ‘Silverline Trade from Bangkok to Bombay Roadshow’ ahead of the 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF). The event will be held from February 23-27, 2021 in Bangkok for a very selective group of leading Indian jewellers.

The event showcased six brands namely Marvel Jewelry, Karen Silvery Design, Nakorn Gems, JC Jewelry, Patanaanunwong and Pat Holding.

Somdet Susomboon, Director General of DITP, said in a video message, “India is known as one of the top players in the international gems and jewellery business from quality diamonds and coloured stones to silver and gold jewellery. The DITP looks forward to welcoming India’s gems and jewellery players to join our BGJF platform.”

He also added that the DITP will provide the event with a hybrid platform for all attendees both offline and online, as well as ensuring that the highest levels of safety, security and public health precautions are in place for the benefit of attendees.

Supatra Sawaengsri, Consul (Commercial) and Director, Thai Trade Centre, Mumbai, made a presentation on the 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) 2021 and Thai Silver Jewellery Seminar. She highlighted that in the previous 65th BGJF, Indians were the No. 1 visitors attending our show and No.2 in trade volume.

Colin Shah, Chairman, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), praised the proactive initiative taken by Thailand’s DITP in conducting a roadshow of huge magnitude in Mumbai post COVID-19. He highlighted the numerous initiatives taken by apex body GJEPC in fostering enhanced collaboration between India and Thailand in the gem and jewellery business.

“India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Thailand in November 2019 and celebrated the strong ties that bind India with Thailand and his Government wants to bring them even closer by transforming India's North-east region into a gateway to South-east Asia. With the support of the Thai government, DITP is aggressively pushing export activities to India, Japan, the United States and the Middle East. BGJF exhibition promotes and enhances trade between India and Thailand and builds up great B2B relationships between Indian and Thai business people,” added Mehul Shah, Vice President - Bharat Diamond Bourse and Director Star Brillian.

Saiyam Mehra, COA Member, All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), Convener, GJS, said, “Silver, the ‘democratic’ metal which is well within everyone’s reach, is gaining ground across the globe because of two main drivers – it’s precious yet affordable. India and Thailand have many similarities and commonalities in their gems and jewellery trade. Indian silver jewellery exporters, like their Thai counterparts, have a strong hand-crafting orientation, design database supported by quality manufacturing operations mostly by MSMEs. India and Thailand can collaborate and explore synergies to enhance their global exports.”

The leading Indian delegates comprised Colin Shah, Chairman, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC); Mehul Shah, Vice President - Bharat Diamond Bourse and Director Star Brillian; Saiyam Mehra, COA Member, All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), Convener, GJS (GJC's Gem & Jewellery Show); and Director Unique Chains; and Rajesh Bajaj, Chairman, HZ International. Leading trade organisations of India present on the occasion were: Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC); Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB); The Mumbai Diamond Merchants’ Associations (MDMA); Lab Grown Diamond & Jewellery Promotion Council (LGDJP); All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC); Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India; and Jewel Maker Welfare Association amongst others. Atul Jogani Chairman of Indo-Thai Diamond Color Stone Association was also present and addressed the audience.

Social distancing norms were strictly followed for the entire event.

‘Silverline Trade from Bangkok to Bombay’ showcased six brands namely Marvel Jewelry, Karen Silvery Design, Nakorn Gems, JC Jewelry, Patanaanunwong and Pat Holding.

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