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GIA Debuts “Evolve” Excellence Conclave in Bengaluru

Over 200 jewellers gather for GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) “Evolve” excellence conclave. Held in association with the Jewellers’ Association of Bengaluru (JAB),Conclave saw speakers Nikhil Ranjan, Harish Bijoor and Rajeev Gowda.

PRLog - Feb. 11, 2013 - Bengaluru, INDIA – Feb. 11, 2013 – GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) inaugural “Evolve” excellence conclave drew over 200 participating jewellers on Feb. 10, at the Chancery Pavilion in Bengaluru. The event, held in association with the Jewellers’ Association of Bengaluru (JAB), is part of GIA’s initiative to empower the industry, address the need for learning, and encourage excellence in the gem and jewellery industry, thereby building consumer confidence. The interactive platform offered jewellers an opportunity to network and gain inspiration from successful personalities in other industries.

“The gem and jewellery industry is a significant contributor to India’s growing economy, and at GIA, we believe continuous learning is a key to sustained growth,” said Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of GIA in India and the Middle East. “This event provided industry participants with an opportunity to learn from leading professionals, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from different walks of life. We thank JAB and all of the attendees for supporting it.”

Prominent speakers Nikhil Ranjan, CEO of William Penn; Rajeev Gowda, professor of Economic Policy and Social Sciences in IIMB; and Harish Bijoor, brand expert and CEO of Harish Bijoor Consults Inc., shared their expertise during the “Growth Management,” “Changing the Face of India” and “Reinventing the Jewellery Business” presentations.

“Knowledge is power and our industry needs an enriching experience like this to fuel further growth,” said G. V. Sreedhar, President of JAB. “We are pleased to have worked with GIA on this interactive knowledge platform.”

Several mid-sized to large retailers and manufacturers including C. Krishniah Chetty & Sons, Abaran Jewellers, ARNAV the Jewellery Boutique, Bangalore Refinery, Bhuramal Rajmal Surana, Davanam Exports, Nalli Jewellers, TA Padmanabhaiah Setty & Co., and Peakok Jewelry attended the event.

To learn more about GIA in India, visit www.giaindia.in. To learn about JAB, visit www.jab.org.in.  

About GIA

An independent organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemmology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemmological education available. Early in the 1950s, GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight.  In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweller in the world.

Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. GIA can be found on the web at www.gia.edu .

About JAB

The Jewellers’ Association, Bengaluru was founded in 1941. As a trade body it organises educational seminars, trade shows, jewellery designing and diamond grading courses, and appraises gold and silver exports. The main focus of the JAB has been to represent trade & industry issues to the government and bring to focus areas that need intervention. To better serve its members, the association also educates on the latest information related to trade.

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