IGI’s D’Show sets new standards for National Buyer-Seller Meets with the four-day National Meet in Goa, from 15th to 19th June, 2017.
International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute, hosted their 7th edition of the National IGI Buyer-Seller Knowledge Meet which got together India’s finest jewellery craftsmen and valued jewellers under one roof – at the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panaji. The event has enabled over 2000 meetings between participating manufacturers and buyers in a span of 4 days!
The Gems and Jewellery industry plays a significant role in the country’s economy and has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the country. The diamond industry is internationally recognised due to its talented craftsmen, who possess a superior ability in cutting and polishing diamonds. Talking about the IGI D’Show, Tehmasp Printer, MD, IGI, India, states, “This was the D’Show’s 7th year and the show has blossomed into a true networking platform for the diamond and jewellery trade. The four days of the D’Show generates the potential for forging long-term business relationships that go way beyond a single sale transaction.”
The show’s One-to-One closed door meetings format is the USP of the event that enables the manufacturers and retailers to showcase their exquisite designs and close deals. The D’Show enables decision makers from both sides to connect on a platform to achieve common business goals. This year the show also educated the guests on how the diamonds are tested in the IGI Lab. A lab was set-up in order to show the entire walkthrough of testing the diamonds. The IGI lab representatives displayed the entire testing and grading process.
One of the nights during the show was a Casino night, and the 250 guests were taken to Deltin Royale for an engaging evening. The other evening was the Gala Night and was a 007 themed event and was more of a formal entertainment night, where the décor and Dress code was around the theme – Bond. The night included felicitating the guests and the Valued Partners and it was concluded by a local Goan band taking over the floor and taking the event’s tempo to the next level.
IGI felicitated Ms Nita Mukhopadhyay, General Manager, Senco Gold as the ‘Leading Lady of the Diamond World’ for her achievements in the Gem and Jewellery industry at the Gala night event.
Brandwidth has partenered with the International Gemological Institute for the “D” Show for the sixth time, speaking on which, Poonam Naveen, Senior Manager, Brandwidth, said, “The 7th edition of the IGI “D” saw a huge turn-out this year, the whole show was house-full. Brandwidth partnered with IGI on everything, from planning the event to managing guest movements, transport of the guests, check-ins-check-outs, manpower handling, hotel coordination, security arrangements for the high valued jewellery to the entertainment, the whole thing was managed & executed by the team in a very professional manner. It gives us immense pleasure in being a part of the core team and executing the “D” show, year on year.”
The debut edition of the show was held in Hyderabad. With each passing year, the IGI-D show is gaining immense success and popularity amongst the jewellery manufacturer and retailer community.
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) was established in Antwerp in 1975 and is the largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute worldwide, with offices in Antwerp, New York, Hong Kong, India, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Cavelese, Toronto, Los Angeles and Shanghai. In India, IGI has three laboratories in Mumbai and one each in Kolkata, New Delhi, Thrissur, Surat, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Jaipur. IGI is ISO (International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001: 2000) certified in four countries. Around the world, IGI certificates bring confidence when buying or selling diamonds, gemstones and jewelry. Total commitment to understanding consumer concerns has motivated IGI to develop comprehensive analysis and clear documentation for consumers. A certificate from IGI represents the all-important 5th C that no one should be without: Confidence. As the world’s largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute for diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry, IGI is a standard of excellence for industry professionals and consumers around the globe.
About IGI “D” Show:
The IGI “D” Buyer-Seller Knowledge Meet, initiated by the Institute in 2012, is to holistically further the trade by offering an educational communication platform that brings together hundreds of retailers from across India and beyond, enabling them to interact directly with manufacturers through a unique one to one gathering.
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