Mumbai: The total number of members of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of Gem & Jewellery trade in India, has grown to 9000 members, its highest ever, registering a 38% increase as compared to 6,500 members in 2021.
Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “The Council attributes this milestone to the leadership and continued support of the Government towards the Gem & Jewellery sector, which has played a pivotal role in propelling the industry to new heights. It is through the combined efforts of the Government and industry that we are able to create an environment that promotes sustainable growth and generates opportunities for all our members.”
Thanking the members for their trust and faith in the Council, Mr. Shah added, “This achievement is even more remarkable considering the challenges we have faced in the past two years, to overcome pandemic. It is a clear demonstration of the commitment of the gem and jewellery community to rise above adversity and drive export growth.”
Mr. Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman, GJEPC said, “We are immensely grateful to the persistent support of our members. A whopping 85% of GJEPC’s Members are MSME manufacturers across segments of gems & jewellery. And this undoubtedly demonstrates the commitment of India’s gems & jewellery industry towards exports.”
While the Council’s primary goal is to promote and improve the export of gems and jewellery from India, it also undertakes various other activities to promote the industry. Over the past five decades, the Council has successfully provided guidance and information to its members, penetrated markets for expansion, acted as the “Voice of Trade” for all policy interventions, liaisoning between the trade and government, extended training, education and R&D support, developed infrastructure through Common Facility Centers (CFCs) /India Jewellery Park Mumbai (IJPM), facilitated international business through BSMs/Int Exhibitions/IJEX, promoted growth and revolutionised the sector through IIJS shows.
In recent years, the Council has made significant strides towards enhancing it services by offering them online. The trade shows organised by GJEPC have undergone improvements, enabling our members to connect and network with both local and global buyers. Additionally, the Council has introduced various benefits such as the Parichay Card (identity card for karigars) and Health Insurance schemes to provide greater value to our members and their employees.
Mr. Sanjay Kothari, Former Chairman, GJEPC said, “My heartiest congratulations to GJEPC for reaching this landmark figure of 9000 members. And I believe and hope that within a year or so, they will reach the other landmark figure of 10,000 members. My compliments to the Council for offering the best of the possible services to its members.”
Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya, Former Chairman, GJEPC said, “Congratulations to GJEPC for achieving record membership of 9000. From inception, GJEPC has been working towards not only increasing the exports of India, but creating an infrastructure to help the industry grow in a manner which is becoming of a leadership position in the world markets. It is truly an international platform and the functions or the projects that it undertakes are of international quality. Even the IIJS exhibition that the Council started and the IIGJ institutes that it opened have become world-class. I wish all the best to the Council!”
Mr. Russell Mehta, Member, Diamond Panel, GJEPC, added, “My heartiest congratulations to GJEPC on reaching the milestone of 9000 Members. I’m proud to be associated with the Council over the years. The larger membership base can help strengthen the organisation’s efforts to promote exports and contribute to the growth of the Indian economy.”