Mumbai: The 2nd edition Bharat Diamond Week was inaugurated by the chief guest Mr. Andrei Zhiltsov, Honorable Consul General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai and the Guest of Honour Mr. Evgeny Agureev, Director-United Selling Organization (PJSC Alrosa) along with the President of Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) Mr. Anoop Mehta, Vice President Mr. Mehul Shah and other dignitaries at the BDB Complex, Mumbai yesterday.The 3 day event will run through 8 to. 10 October, 2018.
While welcoming the exhibitors and buyers, Mr. Anoop Mehta announced that the yearly event henceforth will be held twice every year with its 3rd edition from 1st to 3rd April, 2019 and 4th edition from 14 to 16 October, 2019.
“We have seen registration for the Bharat Diamond Week increase following the unfortunate events in Hong Kong earlier this month. It appears that many buyers did not have the time to make all the visits necessary as they brought forward their flights or were stuck in hotels waiting out the typhoon. We also
heard many reports of other buyers, including many Indian colleagues, who cancelled their travel plans due to the approach of Typhoon Mangkhut,” Mr. Mehta added.
More than 500 visitors from India and overseas have already registered for the second edition of the Bharat Diamond Week which takes place at the BharatDiamond Bourse (BDB) with the final figure expected to be in excess of 1,000. The inaugural show, held from
April 23-25, was attended by more than 1,000 visitors from India and across the world who did business with 100 Indian exhibitors of polished goods.
Among the changes introduced for the fair next month are 100 free flight tickets for selected buyers to create more sales opportunities for the 120 Indian polished
diamonds companies who will be exhibiting at the show. The buyers who have been selected are from Turkey, Thailand and India. The bourse will also be providing 150 rooms for international buyers at a hotel close to the showgrounds.