Mar 20, 2018

Small and Medium Sizes Companies to Benefit from BDB’s Bharat Diamond Week

The Bharat Diamond Week being organised in Mumbai by the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) will give a boost to small and medium size diamond companies who cannot easily participate in large global shows said officials of the Bourse, adding that they are expecting thosands of buyers from India and across the world to visit the event which is being held from April 23-25, 2018.

BDB President Anoop Mehta said, "The main aim in holding this show is to help the small and medium-size companies. They are the ones who really need a boost during these challenging times. They are not able to go to the big shows, so the Bharat Diamond Week allows them to participate on a level playing field."

The fact that India is already well connected to all the global diamond centres, makes international participation easier, said BDB Vice-President Mehul Shah, who is heading the Diamond Week project, citing direct flights from Belgium, Dubai, Hong Kong, the US, China, and elsewhere. "Visiting India from Israel is now easier than ever because Air India, which is India's national airline, is starting direct flights on March 22 between Israel and New Delhi with convenient connections to Mumbai," Shah added.

Over 150 Indian companies are expected to display polished diamonds at the show.

Another key attraction of the event will be the display of synthetic diamond detection equipment with competitively priced services, and specially organised seminars and meetings on the issue of synthetics. According to Shah, "The synthetics part of the Diamond Week is going to bring a great deal of added value for attendees, with the latest updates on this important issue."

The BDB said that it plans to hold international diamond weeks twice a year.

Meanwhile, excitement for the event is building up with the March 17 official launch of a cricket tournament that will be taking place from April 8-15, in the run-up up to the Bharat Diamond Week. The tournament will feature 12 teams with players from the following companies and organisations taking part: Asian Star, Ankit Gems, Bharat Diamond Bourse, Mahendra Brothers, Blue Star, Palanpur Samaj Kendra, Jewelex, Venus Jewel, Shree Ramkrishna Exports, GIA, Rosy Blue and Jasani.

Pic caption: BDB Vice President Mehul Shah speaking at the launch of the cricket event being held in the run up to the Bharat Diamond Week