Daily Archive: April 10, 2018

UBM India announces the maiden edition of The Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair

UBM India, the largest organizer of jewellery fairs in India, announced the launch of its premium international B2B jewellery fair in South India – the Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair (CJGF) today. It is scheduled to be held between 19th – 21st October, 2018 at the Chennai Trade Centre. The expo will be well-supported by the prominent jewellery association — Chennai Jewellers Association and is anticipating to attract 200+ exhibitors and over 1,000 luxurious jewellery brands.

The announcement was held at Taj Coromandel in the presence of key dignitaries, Mr. Yogesh Shah, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association; Mr. Uday Vummidi, Director,Chennai Jewellers Association; Mr. Sultan Mohideen, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association; Mr. Jitendra Vummidi, Director, VBJ; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Group Director, UBM India.

The CJGF owes its origins to the GJIIE, a show that UBM India has nurtured as the gateway to the Indian jewellery market, particularly in South India. In its refurbished avatar, UBM India’s new jewellery show in Chennai will truly provide an international experience, based on the organizer’s proven expertise in understanding local, national and global markets.

The expo will be studded with a number of world-class features such as Luxury Pavilions, Seminars, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Retail Jewellers Awards, Hall of Fame, and Fashion Shows — to be graced by key stakeholders and celebrities.

The expo will be an excellent platform for jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, machinery manufacturers and representatives from various trade and governmental organisations, to come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their businesses.

In addition to Tier I, II and III cities in India, the exhibition will have delegate representations from Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal, Middle East, Singapore and Malaysia among other countries, reinforcing the expo’s position as a proven and trusted sourcing hub of the industry.

The CJGF is one of the five-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi) that will be hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Internationally, UBM plc organises the World’s Biggest Jewellery Trade Event – The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Speaking at the launch of the CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “We are excited to launch a new show in the midst of all the action in the Chennai market with a fresh new and decidedly more international format. The market size of the gems and jewellery sector in India is expected to reach US$ 100-110 billion by 2021-2022. And despite economic challenges, India’s jewellery demand is estimated to at 573.3 tonnes in 2018 up 14 percent from last year, which bodes well for the market.”

He added, “Supported by quality conscious customers, corporate branding, modern retail formats, and evolving design, the gems and jewellery segment is not just expected to outpace others in domestic sales, but create a deserving and viable industry platform which the CJGF is geared to provide.”

Speaking at the launch of the CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Shah, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association said, “UBM has been an integral part of the jewellery industry for nearly three decades. Owing to its expertise in this portfolio, UBM India is perfectly placed to launch the Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair. The show is an initiative by and for the trade, a superior sourcing platform and an opportunity for exchanging knowledge and market trends. We are glad to associate with UBM India through CJGF 2018 to support the established and upcoming centers of excellence in jewellery in the Southern region.”

Speaking at the announcement of the new show, Mr. Sultan Mohideen, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association said, “ Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair (CJGF) to be launched in October will be the best platform for manufacturers and retailers to meet and create business as it serves key markets in the region which supply to jewelers across India and abroad. CJGF will give us this opportunity to widen the breadth of our business and make the necessary connects quickly.”

Adding to this, Mr. Uday Vummidi, Director, Chennai Jewellers Association, said, “ It will be an absolute delight to extend our support to this magnificent event, Chennai Jewellery and Gem Fair (CJGF) to be organized by UBM India in October 2018. A platform of this sheer size and scale is hard to come across in India and we look forward to CJGF.”

: President of India and PM of Swaziland unveil Royal Science and Technology Innovation Park

The President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind and The Prime Minister of Swaziland, Shri Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini unveiled Royal Science and Technology Innovation Park in Phocweni, Swaziland, on 10th April 2018. The park has been constructed by a leading Indian EPC Company Angelique International Limited (AIL), this facility, although operational will formally be dedicated to the people of Swaziland by His Majesty King Mswati III later.

The US$ 20 million (INR 130 crore) IT Park has been financed by the Government of India under bilateral cooperation, and will contribute positively to attain Swazi Government’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through use of Information Technology. The construction was divided into various phases, including construction of office facilities and e-government facilities, as also, transfer of skills. It is Angelique’s extreme competence and professionalism that they delivered the project to the best satisfaction of the Swazi government.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Ahuja, Executive Vice President of Angelique said, “The newly constructed park comprises of education center – named Advanced School of IT (ASIT) which is running five course under franchisee agreement with one of renowned IT education provider (APTECH). Students have already completed 1st semester. National Contact center (NCC-call center) with working space of 204 calling agents with in-built training center. NCC already has MOU with Swazi Post & Telecom, Swazi Bank, FNB Bank, Swazi Election Commission. Incubation center to convert ideas to entrepreneur on the concept of Start up system like we have in India is also operational with 7 incubates and has capacity of almost 100. Common facilities like conference rooms, Video Conferencing room, meeting rooms, cafeteria, gymnasium, recreation center make it a place to work for. It also house a state-of-the-art data center with 66 smart racks called National Data center (NDC) to become hub for hosting data of all Government functions and also to become gateway of all online functions. Migration process to new data center has already started.

“Since scientific advances and technological changes are important drivers of economic performance of any country, the ability to create, distribute and exploit knowledge has become a major source of competitive advantage, wealth creation and improvements in the quality of life that will amplify due to the IT sector shifting to more knowledge-intensive industries and services; and rising skill levels.” added Mr. Ahuja.

Mr. Vumile Dlamini, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Science and Technology Park, added, “Broad-based economic growth is essential to sustainable, long-term development as it creates opportunities driven households to raise their living standards, as also, provides country with resources to expand access to basic services, and—most important of all—enables citizens to chart their own prosperous futures. Growth of IT sector in Swaziland will stimulate development and transform the country into an innovative land full of opportunities. India, being one of leaders in IT sector, can train our skills that will result in a sustainable advancement in Swaziland. By 2022, Swaziland will be renowned internationally for her swiftness in exploring science, technology and innovation as means to increase country’s economic growth and increase capacity by developing a knowledge-based economy and infrastructure thus substantially alleviating poverty. The Technology Park will also mobilize new investors and private capital to underserved sectors and geographies, to create productive jobs, new economic opportunities and enhance access to and quality of services – from financial and energy to health and education”

About Angelique International Limited: Angelique International Limited is an Indian EPC company incepted in 1996, delivering complete project solutions in vital areas of power, water, agriculture, irrigation, social infrastructure and industrial projects internationally, as well as, in India. Equipped with 700 plus technical manpower, 32 plus international offices and in-house design engineering capabilities, the company conforms to various ISO certifications. Besides a strong & extremely competent in-house design team, equipped with computerized 3D analysis and design software, it has proficiency in engineering, global sourcing and construction of projects.