“When we introduced India Diamond Week in August, we discovered a true gem for our diamond dealers. It’s important to build on that momentum by providing shows like this for our members and participants,” said Reuven Kaufman, DDC President.
In conjunction with the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the Diamond Dealers Club is hosting over 70 exhibitors comprised of India-based companies and DDC members and companies.
As a first-time participant, Chirag Kakadia, Director, Sheetal Manufacturing Company Pvt. Ltd., sees the benefits. “It’s been fantastic for us,” said Kakadia. “As companies without a presence in the United States, it’s a great gateway to enter into the marketplace.” He said this platform offers a way to get connected. “DDC has cooked the food for us. All that matters now is how we eat it.”
Another first-time India Diamond Week participant, Chetan M. Javeri of Chetan M. Javeri based in India, said he’s happy with the experience. “I think this is a boost for business, and that we will have a positive season ahead.”
Alpesh Ahir of Bhavani Gems Pvt. Ltd. said, “This is my second India Diamond Week at the DDC. This time I’m able to pick up where I left off a few months ago, and make more sales while seeing familiar faces. This is a good platform because it gives all the diamond manufacturers an opportunity to come and explore the market.”
A member of the DDC for 39 years, Izhak Grum of LLD USA, Inc. described how these shows make an impact on business. “If you meet more people, you’ll make more sales. That’s what shows are all about.”
India Diamond Week is taking place on the DDC’s trading floor through Thursday, January 15th at 5:30 p.m. To be a part of the action, contact our executive office at 212-790-3600 or visit www.nyddc.com for more information.