(l to r) Rajiv Jain, Clement Sabbagh, Mehul Durlabhji, Praveenshankar Pandya, Vivek Kala
The 17th International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) Congress 2017 has begun at Fairmont hotel in Jaipur. The Congress is being held from 21-24 October 2017.
The 4-day ICA will witness over 275 global members from 25 countries, which includes 100 Indian jewellers too. This Congress is a congregation of industry leaders in the gem and jewellery field. It also serves as an opportune meeting platform for the members and non-members both internationally and locally to garner knowledge and expertise on new trends.
Today, Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC inaugurated the Jewellery Show at ICA Congress 2017. Mr Pandya was also the keynote speaker for the day. During his speech, Mr Pandya stressed on the need to increase consumer confidence in the colour gemstone industry. He further said, “Gemstone industry, which is dominated by families, need to bring in professionals and professional structures into the business. Besides, there is dire need for sustainable and generic marketing for the colour gemstones.”
Further he also mentioned that the Council is ready to help in every way possible for the colour gemstone industry to grow further. He announced that a largescale rough gemstone show in Jaipur from 8th to 9th January.
While giving opening speech, Rajiv Jain, Chairman, ICA Congress 2017 said, “It is indeed a matter of pride for us in Jaipur to host the 17th ICA, Congress 2017. I am sure we will have the discussions and presentations on the most recent and important development in the international trade scenario. One will get to feel the pulse of the global markets and trends at the prestigious event.