SHRI FATECHAND RANKAManaging Director, Ranka Jewellers Private Limited President, Maharashtra Rajya Saraf Suvarnkar Federation President, Pune Saraf Association
I am very pleased with the organizers for having worked hard to develop UGJIS into a show which the jewellers of Maharashtra, North Karnataka & Goa look forward to with great enthusiasm. It however, is sad that despite Pune growing in leaps and bounds in the jewellery and other sectors, the city does not have a convention centre to host trade shows. It is time all of us come together to achieve this. I extend my support to Team Stylus Events India in making this event bigger in future.
SHRI K SRINIVASANManaging Director, Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited
I laud the participants for their support in making Pune a destination for jewellery trade and am impressed with the growth of UGJIS. Maharashtra is a growing market and such a show is apt for this market. I am stymied by the display showcased by the participants and I have a word of praise for all of them. I am also very appreciative of the organizers’ efforts to put up a very professional show complete in all respects.
SHRI MOHIT KAMBOJFormer National President, India Bullion and Jewellers Association
IBJA is associated with the Unique Gems & Jewellery International Show, Pune organized by Stylus Events India. IBJA supports the initiative of Make in Maharashtra which is on the lines of Make in India initiative. IBJA, having its roots in Maharashtra is actively looking forward to work for the Gems and Jewellery trade in Maharashtra and Stylus Events India is setting a platform for the jewellers and manufacturers and enabling them to showcase their products. Our endeavour in the execution of this grand vision through UGJIS is to ensure the emergence of Maharashtra State as a business hub for the Jewellery Industry and Stylus Events India is setting the pathway for the same.
SHRI. MAHESH BAFNADirector, Bhawani Gold Pvt Ltd
This industry, despite the travails and challenges it has been facing, has been trying to maintain a positive surge in terms of growth. Based on industry sentiments, I am confident that this year, the festive season would really bring a lot of cheer to the jewellers. I have been involved with UGJIS since its inception and has seen the show grow over the years and I feel very proud to be a part of UGJIS.
SHRI. SHREEKUMAR KPDirector, Stylus Events India Private Limited Organizer, UGJIS
We will continue to work harder to ensure that we keep making it easier for all our stakeholders to engage in trade. This show is a result of the support and trust placed in us by the jewellery fraternity which we need to take forward. Our team has worked round the clock to put up this show. We feel extremely encouraged by the positive response and this will only inspire us to work harder.
SHRI. RANJEET SHINDEDirector, Stylus Events India Private Limited Organizer, UGJIS
This year, UGJIS has gotten bigger than the last three editions. For the markets in Maharashtra, North Karnataka & Goa, UGJIS has become a landmark event that signifies healthy trade. Pune is slowly but surely inching towards becoming the jewellery hub we have dreamt of. Even jewellers from other states are looking at Pune seriously. This will further strengthen the belief that Pune is one of the fastest growing jewellery trade hubs and with this proliferation, this industry is expected to grow in an organized manner. This means that in future, the government can look at giving the city both a national & international status which would then make trade easier. UGJIS will help narrow the problems between the small and big players. This will result in a healthy competition within the trade. And with UGJIS 2019 slated to take place in the first half of next year, the visitors will get the opportunity to engage in trade that is synonymous with international standards and with the support of the various jewellery associations in our target market, we are sure to take UGJIS to every village that falls within the precincts of our exhibition.
SHRI. ASHOK JAINDirector, Mangalsutram
Our designs have always been the pulse of Maharashtrian requirements. We were extremely happy with the response to our designs at UGJIS 2016 and to see so many jewelers from across the state. Our association with UGJIS will always continue as long as they, like us, keep coming out with new initiatives to develop the jewellery fraternity in Maharahstra.
SHRI RAGHAVENDRA MAILAPURPresident, Gulbarga Saraf Association. Vice President, Karnataka Jewellery Federation
The need of the hour for the jewellery industry is to constantly keep looking out for technological upgrades and updates, latest designs, global scenario and also to be in sync with the dynamic market changes. Therefore, I feel exhibitions are perhaps one of the best sources which help the jewellers to not just engage in business but also network and be abreast with the latest designs and technology. UGJIS is a wonderful platform which is really helping the jewellers from North Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra and I wish the organizers the very best!
PANDHARINATH MANESecretary, Satara Jilha Saraf Samiti, Satara
I feel UGJIS is the perfect show for Maharashtra and all jewellers from the state must visit it. The designs showcased by participants will help retailers understand new trends in the market. This will help the growth of about 15-20% in this business.
KISHOR PANDITEx-President, Satara Jilha Saraf Samiti, Satara
UGJIS is a platform which will help push jewellery business and it has already started helping jewellers across Maharashtra. It is also the perfect knowledge upgrade centre. The networking between manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers will become strong as a result of UGJIS and this will help the industry tremendously, especially in difficult times. Retailers need to be given extensive education about the industry so that they can increase their customer-base.UGJIS is a platform which will help push jewellery business and it has already started helping jewellers across Maharashtra. It is also the perfect knowledge upgrade centre. The networking between manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers will become strong as a result of UGJIS and this will help the industry tremendously, especially in difficult times. Retailers need to be given extensive education about the industry so that they can increase their customer-base.
SACHIN DEORUKHKARPresident, Ichalkaranji Parisar Saraf & Suvarnkar Association
UGJIS has helped Ichalkaranji tremendously. Most of our jewellers are now in touch with big wholesalers and manufacturers and this has happened only due to UGJIS. I feel this is a tremendous platform for our region. The seminar which will be held at UGJIS 2017 will be very useful to all of us as they connect with our trade.
AMOL DHANALPresident, Kolhapur Jilha Saraf & Suvarnkar Sangh
Because of UGJIS, big jewellers are able to reach rural markets and this has helped small jewellers which is very good for the future of this industry. This has boosted the confidence of the small jewellers and they are now seeking education and updates on the latest trends in the industry. All this because jewellers are having a direct connect with big names that participate in UGJIS.
SANTOSH KHEDEKARPresident, Saraf Suvarnkar Sanghatna, Ratnagiri
UGJIS is a very good initiative taken by the organizers for the common retailer. It has been very beneficial to the industry.