Tuesday, April 19, 2005

India Gold Jewellery

Chennai will host Gold Jewellery India International Exhibition 2005, from May 20-22, 2005.

The Gold Jewellery Expo is been put on by the World Gold Council and Madras Jewellers & Diamond Merchants Association.

Over 150 gold jewellery manufacturers are expected to be in attendance. They will come from West Bengal, Maharashtra, Surat, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, said K Shivram, Vice-President, World Gold Council.

Gold Jewellery manufacturers from Singapore, Italy, Turkey and Malaysia, are also expected to take part, he said.

"The Exhibition will give opportunities to businesses involved in gold jewellery, equipment, packaging and accessories in India and abroad and to interact and transact business with gold jewellery manufacturers, gold jewellery machinery and packaging manufacturers, importers, exporters, gold jewellery wholesalers and retailers, as well as others connected with the gold jewellery industry," Shivram said.

Around 10,000 trade visitors connected with gold and gold jewellery are expected from India and abroad to visit the fair, said Uday Kumar Vummidi, Chairman of the Exhibition Organising Committee.

South India is the largest and biggest market for gold and gold jewellery in India. The South India market accounts for more than 45 per cent of the total gold demand in India which is 600 tonnes per year.

The Gold Jewellery India International Exhibition will be held at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.