MUMBAI, (GNI): The All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), formerly known as All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF), announced Manthan Gems & Jewellery Conclave 2018 on April 5- 6 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai. Leading and notable luminaries from various walks of life will share their views on varied topics like Leadership is about creating leaders, Creating a lasting brand, Disruptive innovation – impact on a brand, From good to great, The changing dimension of women entrepreneurship, Gen next of jewellery, Ethics and business, The business of luxury, Design through inspiration, The changing dimension of technology, the IPO journey – creating value that lasts. With speakers like Saurav Ganguly (legendary cricketer), Manoj Dwivedi (Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India), Industrialist Suresh Narayanan, CMD, Nestle, Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman Motherson Sumi Systems, Devendra Shah, CMD Gowardhan, Shriprakash Shukla from Mahindra & Mahindra group, Sudhanshu Mittal, Director, Nasscom, Asher O., MD, Malabar Besides, Abhishek Lodha, MD, Lodha Group, Gaurav Singh Kushwaha, CEO, Bluestone, Suvanker Sen, ED, Senco Gold, Fara Khan Ali, Designer.
GJC’s Manthan 2018 conclave is one of its kind initiative for the benefit of the Gems and jewellery industry. Participants will know the insights about how to grow business while learning the ways and means to implement and successfully execute it to earn multiple benefits. It is an annual platform for knowledge sharing and the flagship event will help in promoting a common platform to share expertise & knowledge. The conclave will set the 2025 Growth Vision for India’s gems & jewellery sector, a one-of-its-kind initiative, which will provide insights to jewellers about how to grow their diverse businesses in a sustainable manner; implement and successfully execute their strategies to earn multiple benefits. Major topics to be deliberated at the conclave are “Winning the new age customers”, “Generation next Jewellery sector-Growth without losing your essence”, “Woman make better entrepreneurs-A perspective” and “Challenges and opportunities in brand building”.
Addrrssing to media Mr Nitin Khandelwal, Chairman, GJC, said, “With Manthan 2018, we shall launch our vision 2025 program for the indigenous gems & jewellery sector. India’s gems and jewellery business is a sterling example of Make-in-India contributing around 7% of the country’s GDP. It provides jobs to more than 46 lakh people of the country, thus making significant contribution to the country’s socio-economic framework. Manthan 2018 will be the first amongst many more by GJC to usher in a new phase of evolution for Indian jewellers.”
Mr. Manoj Kumar Jha, Convenor-Manthan, GJC, said, “An event of the sheer scale, magnitude and ambition of Manthan has never been conceived or witnessed ever before in India. The best Indian brains from all walks of life will win the hearts, minds and souls of participating jewellers by sharing invaluable pearls of wisdom. Manthan 2018 will help jewellers to march towards building organized sustainable businesses with standardized systems and processes. It will help them cope up with the challenges of the changing mindsets of ever evolving consumers; and help gems & jewellery sector entrepreneurs build more complaint, transparent and professional enterprises.”
Mr. Shaankar Sen, Jt. Convenor-Manthan, GJC, said, “GJC is an elite and apex body of the country and have firmly stood over the years for industry’s issues and challenges. GJC has also been serving as a bridge between the Government and the trade, and undertaking various initiatives on behalf of and for the industry. Through Manthan 2018, GJC also seeks to ignite the gems and jewellery industry to transform businesses and double earnings in the next five years.”
All India Gems & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) is an apex and responsible body for the domestic Gems & Jewellery Industry since 2005. As a self-regulated trade body, GJC since the last 13 years has been serving as a bridge between the Government and trade as well as undertaking various initiative on behalf of and for the industry. It represents over 4,00,000 players comprising manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, laboratories, gemmologists, designers and allied services to the domestic gems & jewellery industry. The gems & jewellery industry is a hand crafted and labour intensive with over 1 crore strong labour force directly and indirectly engaged in the jewellery manufacturing industry in the domestic sector. It adopts 360 degree approach to promote and protect the industry interest.
GJC also initiates various promotional activities to further retail businesses as well as manufacturing segments through various dedicated platforms designed for the purpose. With the view to develop skills, promote entrepreneurship and expand career opportunities, GJC undertakes various educational programmes for skills upgrade of artisans, retail segment, etc., offers sponsorship to deserving design students and works closely with various gem and jewellery institutes to encourage talent and facilitates opening up of opportunities for an emerging workforce.
GJC also undertakes various CSR activities on behalf of the industry workers to promote and ensure safe and secure working environment for its large workforce. Ends