News Bureau

March 19, 2021

PMI KOCHI, The success mantra continues!

GJC hosted Preferred Manufacturers of India (PMI 5) – at Grand Hyatt, Bolgatty, Kochi from 12th to 14th March 2021

All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), the apex gem & jewellery trade body presented its first-ever PMI show in Kerala, which was the 4th show of the 5th edition of the Preferred Manufacturer of India (PMI).  Mr Suhas S, IAS, District Collector, Ernakulam, graced the occasion as the guest of honour along with Mr. Ashish Pethe, Chairman - GJC,  Mr. Saiyam Mehra, Vice - Chairman & Convenor, Mr. Nitin Khandelwal-Past Chairman, Dr B Govindan, Zonal Chairman - South, Mr. Sunil Poddar, Zonal Chairman - East and the industry’s key dignitaries. The three-day event witnessed an extraordinary turnout of major corporates from across Kerala making it once again a grand success.

Talking about the event, Mr. Ashish Pethe, the Chairman of GJC has expressed that "PMI is one of our marquee properties and the most premium buyer-seller meet in the country. It was a pioneering event that GJC has launched which a lot of other people are now following. But it was the first and it is still the best buyer-seller meet in the industry.

Being in Kerala for the PMI it's a dream come true because we were thinking to come to Kerala for many years. It is the golden place to be in. We are happy with the support of our south zone chairman and the authorities here that we have conducted PMI successfully in Kochi.”

Mr. Saiyam Mehra, Convenor, PMI and the Vice Chairman for GJC said, “PMI Kochi was a huge accomplishment. We had participation from 49 exhibitors from all over India. Also, there were 300+ buyers and 800+ one-on-one meetings that were successfully arranged. I am thankful to all the participants and visitors for making it a grand success.

Planning the show was a major challenge due to the Election Code of Conduct and Covid protocols. But, we are glad to have taken care of all the necessary elements. PMI is strongly continuing its journey to be the best networking platform in the Industry. The most prestigious jewellery fraternity personalities of India were present and witness the event. PMI is the industry’s most premium jewellery buying experience.”


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