GJEPC Secures Grant for Micro & Small Exhibitors at IIJS Signature 2024


12th December 2023

GJEPC has successfully enlisted the IIJS Signature 2024 Exhibition under the “Procurement and Marketing Support” scheme of the Ministry of MSME. The scheme provides financial assistance to micro and small enterprises for participating in domestic and international trade fairs and exhibitions. As a result, the eligible exhibitors can now avail themselves of a grant of ₹1.50 lakh each, which will help them cover costs and enhance their visibility and competitiveness in the global market

IIJS Signature, now in its 16th edition, breaks new ground by hosting its event across dual venues for the first time. The event will take place at the Jio World Convention Centre from January 4th to 7th, 2024, and concurrently at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from January 5th to 8th, 2024. This expansion aims to offer exhibitors and visitors more space, fostering a relaxed environment conducive to productive business interactions.

Simultaneously, the India Gem and Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME 2024) will be held at BEC, featuring over 100 companies and 150+ stalls. This edition promises an enhanced experience, presenting a wider array of compelling business opportunities.

Additionally, GJEPC introduces a dedicated section for luxury connoisseurs and couture jewellery buyers called “The Select CLUB” at IIJS Signature 2024 in the Jio World Convention Centre. This exclusive section allows Couture jewellery manufacturers to showcase their extensive collection of high-end, exclusive jewellery designs to a curated audience.

With over 1500+ exhibitors occupying 3000+ stalls across a sprawling 1.25 lac sqm of exhibition area, IIJS Signature 2024 will be hosting more than 32000 trade visitors, including representatives from 800+ cities in India and over 60 countries worldwide.

Vipul Shah, Chairman of GJEPC, said, “IIJS Signature is strategically positioned in the beginning of the year. Following a phenomenal festive season that witnessed double-digit sales growth for retailers, this platform gives buyers to stock up inventory for the weeding and festivities placed in the first half of the year.”

Vipul Shah, expressing his enthusiasm, stated, “The integration of the IIJS Signature 2024 Exhibition into the Ministry of MSME’s ‘Procurement and Marketing Support’ initiative marks a significant boost for our industry’s micro and small enterprises. This financial aid, offering ₹1.50 lakh to eligible exhibitors, will play a pivotal role in facilitating their financial aspects and elevating their visibility and competitiveness on the global platform.”

Nirav Bhansali, Convener, National Exhibitions, GJEPC said, “We are thrilled to unveil ‘The Select CLUB’ for Couture Jewellery manufacturers at IIJS Signature 2024, hosted in the prestigious Jio World Convention Centre. We aim to bring forth a unique blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary designs that will resonate with the discerning taste of our patrons at the luxurious JWCC venue. ‘The Select CLUB’ at IIJS Signature 2024 is poised to empower Couture jewellery manufacturers, providing a platform to showcase their diverse array of exclusive high-end jewellery designs to our discerning audience.”

“Moreover, building on the success of the One Earth initiative launched during IIJS Signature 2023, which has achieved the milestone of planting 1.0 lakh trees, we extend our gratitude to exhibitors, visitors, vendors, and contributors who generously supported this cause. This accomplishment fuels our dedication to fostering an environmentally friendly and sustainable event, driving us to continue this mission.”

This IIJS Signature edition brings not just a showcase of the latest trends and innovations but also a forum for knowledge exchange. Innov8 Talks, seminars designed to inspire and educate, and the networking evenings foster connections that go beyond business transactions.”

IIJS Signature 2024 stands apart from typical events—it serves as a cornerstone for meeting the diverse sourcing needs of global gems and jewellery buyers. Its allure lies in its personalized outreach efforts, extending beyond borders through door-to-door engagements in both domestic and international markets, inviting retailers for an immersive experience at this esteemed gathering.

Salient Features that Define IIJS Signature 2024:

  • Dual venues – Jio World Convention Centre and Bombay Exhibition Centre
  • 5 Exhibition Halls offering a comprehensive display of the finest in the industry
  • “The Select CLUB”- a dedicated section for luxury connoisseurs and couture jewellery buyers
  • Prime Plus Lounge for Prime Plus Exhibitors and Visitors at Both venues.
  • Seamless Visitor Pre-Registration & Digital Entry Badge for ease of access.
  • Complimentary Registration for International Visitors to foster global participation.
  • IIJS APP providing comprehensive show details at your fingertips.
  • 3D Interactive Floor Plan ensuring effortless navigation within the venue.
  • Shuttle Bus Services connecting hotels and airports to the event location.
  • Accommodation Options ranging from 5-star to budgeted hotels in close proximity.
  • Networking Evenings fostering collaboration and professional connections.
  • Innov8 Talks (Seminars) enlightening attendees with industry insights.

Product sections at JWCC:

  • Diamond, Gemstone, and other studded jewellery
  • Gold and Gold CZ studded jewellery
  • Laboratories and Education (for Loose)
  • International companies.

Exclusive Sections:

  • THE SELECT CLUB: Exclusive High-End Couture Jewellery
  • Loose stones (Diamonds)
  • Lab-grown Diamonds (Loose & Jewellery)

Product sections at BEC:

  • Diamond, Gemstone, and other studded jewellery
  • Gold and Gold CZ studded jewellery
  • Laboratories & Education (for Jewellery)
  • International companies

Exclusive Sections:

  • Silver Jewellery, Artefacts & Gifting Items
  • Loose stone (Colour gemstone)

Concurrent Show: (IGJME 2024)

  • Machinery, Technology, and allied NOW In HALL 5 at BEC

The event also introduces an Exclusive Elite Club for distinguished visitors, providing refreshments at identified coffee shops. Additionally, the Prime Lounge offers unparalleled comfort and networking opportunities for Prime Plus exhibitors and visitors, select international trade visitors, and attendees seeking a rejuvenating break amidst bustling business hours, equipped with high-speed WiFi and refreshments.

About The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC):

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (GoI) in 1966, is one of several Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) launched by the Indian Government, to boost the country’s export thrust, when India’s post-Independence economy began making forays in the international markets. Since 1998, the GJEPC has been granted autonomous status. The GJEPC is the apex body of the gems & jewellery industry and today represents 9500 members in the sector.  With headquarters in Mumbai, GJEPC has Regional Offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat and Jaipur, all of which are major centres for the industry. It thus has a wide reach and is able to have a closer interaction with members to serve them in a direct and more meaningful manner. Over the past decades, GJEPC has emerged as one of the most active EPCs and has continuously strived to both expand its reach and depth in its promotional activities as well as widen and increase services to its members.