GJC hosts 1st PMI of the New Year
All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), the national apex body for the domestic gems & jewellery trade, presented the first Preferred Manufacturer of India (PMI) of New Year 2019 in ‘Smart City’ Coimbatore (the 5th location in the 4th edition after Pune, Hyderabad, Goa and Jaipur).
GJC’s PMI is revered as India’s most premium and exclusive B2B marketing platform in the G&J sector as it not only provides a dedicated platform for focused business but also brings the best leisure and luxury experience for the industry.
This 3-day convergence event – a grand meeting point for manufacturers and retailers – witnessed participation from India’s leading 150 retail jewellers. Coimbatore had seen the most exclusive jewellery trade show with a blend of business and leisure experience during 8th to 10th January 2019. This remained also the first major event under newly elected board of GJC led by Chairman, Shri Anantha Padmanaban and Vice Chairman, Shri. Shaankar Sen.
While speaking at the occasion, Anantha Padmanaban, Chairman - GJC, expressed, “GJC is proud and privileged to host the first PMI of 2019 in the manufacturing and export hub of South India – Coimbatore - which has over 25,000 SMEs and over 50,000 goldsmiths. In fact, PMI Coimbatore – a Make in India showcase - heralds in the buying for New Year.
PMI is a unique initiative where GJC provides leisure & luxury settings for the manufacturers and retailers gathering for focused business networking. Today, PMI is known for its commitment towards providing fine platform where the buyers and sellers get maximum time to understand each other.”
Shaankar Sen, Vice Chairman - GJC, said, "The PMI B2B marketing platform in the culture steeped commercial city of Coimbatore will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with the best manufacturers, their exclusive collections encompassing the latest trends.
Our aim is to help participants from all parts of the country by fulfilling their business objectives while combining commerce with leisure. Coimbatore offers the best of traditional and temple jewellery as well as modern designs to the retailers from different parts of the country. PMI is growing by leaps and bounds as a trade event par excellence and we hope to make it bigger and bigger in 2019."
Sumeet Anand, Convener-PMI, GJC, said, "PMI is a programme which is conceptualized and curated by GJC for promoting trade across the nation. Besides, it provides a star hotel experience and helps jewellers connect with the best and gain new perspective while presenting their latest trendy designs. We have combined best-in-class manufacturers from the country on a single platform for all the retailers to pick their purchases just like any jeweller picks his jewels and pearls to make beautiful jewellery to create a memorable PMI experience.”
Nitin Khandelwal, IPC - GJC, said, “After the immense success of PMI Jaipur, we were determined to do bring a fresh experience in the southern part of the country by inviting all new and leading retailers from various parts of the country.
Moreover, we have added new participants in the form of hallmarking service provider to promote transparency and compliance in the industry. He further added that PMI is known for giving fresh air to business and trade and with every new edition we are evolving and innovating.
D. N. Walters, Secretary, GJC, said, “Apart from the extravagant business experience, PMI event also offers exquisite leisure to its participants. The venue and properties for conducting PMI events are strategically well thought by the organiser. Today, PMI has emerged as a leader in premium B2B show as it has been able to constantly innovate and upgrade with time and requirement of participants. The main attraction of PMI is that the programme is conducted in a manner to maintain perfect blend of business & leisure experience. As organisers, we have left no stone unturned in terms of detail.”
GJC’s PMI provides 360º solutions to participants by fulfilling several business objectives such as increasing profitability by offering them a competitive advantage. PMI is one of the very few events carefully curated for the business of Gold, Diamond and Jadau segment.
PMI participants get to engage with leading retailers from across the country as select retailers are invited to these exclusive shows and are hand-picked to ensure the best matching of buyer-seller profiles with the aim to ensure successful and mutually beneficial relationships. And the scintillating fashion shows and gala nights are the icing on the cake.