The world’s 2nd largest gem & jewellery trade show IIJS Premiere 2023 organised by GJEPC estimates business of over Rs. 60,000 cror

· IIJS Premiere is simultaneously organised at two venues – the Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC) from 3rd to 7th August, and the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) from 4th to 8th August.

· 42,000 pre-registered visitors pouring in from across India

· 2,000 visitors from over 65 countries

· 3,250 stalls with 1,850 exhibitors, covering an expansive area of 70,000+ sq. mtrs

National, 3rd August 2023: The much-awaited 39th edition of IIJS Premiere 2023, organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), kick-starts today in Mumbai. This prestigious event brings together the gems and jewellery industry for an extraordinary showcase of excellence, innovation, and sustainability. IIJS Premiere 2023 promises to be the largest gathering of domestic and international buyers, offering Indian jewellery manufacturers an unparalleled platform to connect with retailers and explore product design and demand trends.


This year the IIJS Premiere is simultaneously organised at two venues – the Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC) from 3rd to 7th August, and the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) from 4th to 8th August. Combined, these venues will accommodate 3,250 stalls and welcome 1,850 exhibitors, covering an expansive area of 70,000+ sq. mtrs of Exhibition Area.


The grand opening of the show was marked with the gracious presence of Guests of honour Mr. Mike Hankey, Consul General, Consulate General of USA; Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA; Mr. Paul Rowley, Executive Vice President, Diamond Trading, De Beers Group; Mr. G.R. Radhakrishnan, Managing Director, GRT Jewellers India Pvt. Ltd. along with Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC; Mr. Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman, GJEPC; Mr. Nirav Bhansali, Convener, National Exhibitions; Mr. Mitesh Gajera, Co-convener, National Exhibitions, GJEPC and Mr. Sabyasachi Ray, Executive Director amongst others.


The response to IIJS Premiere 2023 has been overwhelming, with a record-breaking 42,000 pre-registrations from across India. The event swill witness more than 2,000 visitors from over 65 countries, including the USA, UK, UAE, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Fiji, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Muscat, Italy, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kuwait, Germany, Turkey, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and many more. The distinguished guest list includes delegations from 16 nations, elevating the event to an unparalleled international stature.

and will produce an impressive 67,000 tons of vital oxygen and create 220 acres of lush green cover, nurturing biodiversity.”


Recognizing the labour-intensive nature of this sector, the government on its part has taken several steps to boost exports. Shah said that the new e-commerce policy promises to boost retail exports, opening up exciting avenues for growth, while Strategic Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with UAE and Australia have facilitated international trade. The Ministry is on the verge of finalising couple of more FTAs with in the near future.


Shah pointed out that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s backing has led to the establishment of a Mega Common Facility Center (CFC) in SEEPZ, while the Maharashtra Government’s support has paved the way for a Jewellery Park in Mumbai. The India Jewellery Park Mumbai is set to be a transformative project that propels the gem and jewellery industry in Maharashtra to new heights. Through its integrated approach, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and comprehensive support services, the Park will contribute significantly to the growth and expansion of the Indian jewellery sector. It is estimated to generate 1 lakh jobs in the sector.


Shah announced a series of initiatives as GJEPC is hosting the India Show alongside the Hong Kong show in September, providing a valuable platform for Indian gem and jewellery businesses to showcase their offerings to international buyers.


The India Jewellery Exposition (IJEX) Centre in Dubai is yet another initiative by GJEPC, serving as a one-stop destination for the world to source Indian jewellery. This 365-day exhibition platform will promote specific categories of ‘Made in India’ gems & jewellery, reinforcing India’s leadership role in the global market.


In the presence of Mr. Paul Rowley, Executive Vice President, Diamond Trading, De Beers Group, Shah said that there is a need to further boost the generic promotion of diamonds. De Beers and GJEPC share a common vision of enhancing the overall appeal and desirability of diamonds. By joining forces, we can leverage our collective expertise and resources to create impactful marketing campaigns that resonate with consumers globally, nurturing a deeper appreciation for diamonds as cherished symbols of love, beauty, and enduring value, he added.


In line with its commitment to sustainability and convenience, IIJS Premiere 2023 has taken a giant leap towards eco-consciousness by going completely paperless. Attendees now enjoy the ease of fully digital badges, making their participation seamless and environmentally friendly.


IIJS is introducing an initiative, Innov8 Global, for the first time, facilitating tailored product-specific matchmaking between international buyers and manufacturers. This innovative platform aims to enhance business interactions and foster productive partnerships like never before.

Retailers, get ready to experience the “Prime” Package, offering VIP access to the show! With priority access, a high-speed WiFi zone, a dedicated Prime Lounge, and a special Help Desk, this package promises to elevate your experience to the next level.


As the curtains rise on IIJS Premiere 2023, the gems and jewelry industry gears up for an unparalleled event, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship, cutting-edge designs, and a commitment to environmental sustainability. We look forward to welcoming you to this exceptional extravaganza!


  1. The organizers have gone the extra mile to ensure the comfort and convenience of exhibitors and visitors alike, securing an astounding 10,000 room nights across 25 hotels.


Among the show-stopping features lined up, attendees can look forward to the highly anticipated innov8 talks at both venues – JWCC and BEC, offering insightful discussions on the industry’s latest trends and innovations. Moreover, IIJS Premiere 2023 is celebrating the future leaders in the industry with its “40 under 40” program, acknowledging outstanding talent and recognizing the best of the best.


Highlighting the achievements and contributions of the industry, IIJS celebrated leading retailers and industry icons at the IIJS Celebration Night, paying tribute to the true shining stars of the gems and jewellery world.


IIJS Premiere 2023 continues to impress with its remarkable statistics and impressive offerings, bringing together the world’s gems and jewellery industry in a dazzling extravaganza that showcases the very best in craftsmanship, innovation, and global connections.

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