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15th Edition of IIJS Signature Show 2023
5 - 9 January 2023

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is the apex body of trade sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India to promote exports of gems and Jewellery from India. The Gem & jewellery sector is all set to achieve its export target of USD 46 billion for the years 2022-23. During the FY2021-2022, exports of gems and jewellery from the country were registered at US$39.26 billion with a growth of 55% over the FY2020-2021.  With this, at the global level, India is among the top 5 largest suppliers of gem and jewellery products to the World.

GJEPC takes pleasure in announcing the 15th edition of IIJS Signature 2023 from 5th -9th January 2023, which has been extended to a five-day show format owing to the popular demand from participants and the gem & jewellery trade at large. IIJS Signature will be almost double in size compared with IIJS Signature 2022, with more than 2500 stalls and it is estimated that more than 1300 exhibitors will participate. The largest ever IIJS Signature show to date, spread over an area of more than 65,000 sq.m, will bring together the entire global gem & Jewellery Fraternity under one roof. The show has carved a niche for itself in the jewellery industry, making it the second most awaited trade show in the country. It will be the first jewellery show of the calendar year 2023, and an ideal networking platform & sourcing hub and is being organised to fulfil the demand from all quarters of the industry.

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India is assisting the Council in every possible way to make these shows successful and has already sanctioned financial grants under its Market Access Initiative (MAI) scheme.  

Salient Features of IIJS Signature 2023:

  • Complimentary International Visitor Registration
  • 1300+ exhibitors spread over 2500+ booths.
  • 6 Convention Halls spanning 65,000 SQM. of exhibition area.
  • Online Visitor Registration via GJEPC Website & GJEPC Mobile App.
  • Self-printing of visitor badges (visitors can now print their badge on A4 Size paper before visiting the show just like a boarding pass).
  • Self-badge printing through a kiosk at the venue.
  • Complimentary car parking facility for visitors on first-cum-first serve basis.
  • Five-star Hotels at Best Rates. To-and-fro shuttle services from official hotels.
  • Onsite Registration will be restricted

New Product Sections:

  • Gold & Gold CZ Studded Jewellery (earlier Plain Gold Jewellery section)
  • Diamond, Gemstone & Other Studded Jewellery (earlier Studded Section)
  • Silver Jewellery, Artefacts & Gifting
  • Loose Stones
  • Laboratories & Education

IIJS Signature 2023 will be the ideal meeting place, where visitors will be able to view the new brands and multiple ranges of jewellery designed and launched during the show, apart from the traditional ones. IIJS Signature 2023 is where the trends for the 2023 jewellery market will be created and delivered… So, it’s not to be a missed show.

French Buyers, Importers, Department Stores, Associations and Chambers of Commerce are invited to visit the “ IIJS Signature Show 2023.

Online Registration process throughIIJS INTERNATIONAL VISITOR REGISTRATION (gjepc.org)

For further assistance and queries, please contact: Ms Naheed Sunke, Asst. Director - International Events naheed@gjepcindia.com or log on tohttps://gjepc.org/iijs-signature/

5th to 9th January 2023  Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon Mumbai, India

6th edition of ‘IndusFood’ 
8-10 January 2023

The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) will be organizing the 6th edition of ‘IndusFood’ on 8-10 January 2023 at HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad (Telangana). IndusFood is a export-focussed promotional trade fair-cum-Reverse- Buyers- Sellers Meet (RBSM) to promote India’s agri, F&B and its allied products to global buyers.

A brief note on Indus Food 

The event will provide opportunity to local small and medium food producers in the Southern Indian region to discuss future business prospects with the global buyers. TPCI will offer some of the benefits only to buyers/importers who can take procurement decisions, under Hosted Buyer programme viz. Partial/Full airfare Reimbursement (pre-fixed as per country/region), 3 nights of 4/5 Star hotel accommodation, Online business matchmaking platform, Airport & Venue Group transfers, Interpreters  request etc.  All applications for Hosted Buyers Benefits are subject to confirmation by IndusFood Screening Committee and offered on first come first served basis.

For further assistance and queries, please contact:
Shri Suresh Kumar Makhijani, Joint Director General 
Email: suresh.makhijani@tpci.in
Mob: +91-9205883616

More details are available at https://www.tpci.in/media_cov/indus-food-jan-2023-hyderabad-india/

8-10 January 2023 ITEX Exhibition Centre, Izzat Nagar, Hyderabad (Telangana)

3rd Edition of International SME Convention 2023
18 - 21 January 2023

“India SME Forum”, India's largest not for profit organisation for Small and Medium Businesses is organising the 3rd Edition of International SME Convention 2023 in association with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises & the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, from 18 – 21 January 2023, in New Delhi, India. 

The initiative promoted by the Government of India, has successfully served as a platform for intensive business discussions and interactions between progressive Small and Medium Entrepreneurs and fostering business partnerships and trade opportunities between Indian & global SMEs from around the world. The past two pre-Covid editions of ISC have seen over 337 SMEs from 44 countries, interact and build trade relations with over 2700 selected SMEs from India, with 50+ MOUs and 12 Joint Business Ventures already functional. The past editions have had the privilege of attendance by over 18 Ambassadors, 6 Ministers from India and 39 International Ministers, Officials and Dignitaries from other countries, facilitating curated business partnerships and trade opportunities for SMEs invited from across 45 countries, including India.

More info is available on https://internationalsmeconvention.com/

The Third Edition of International SME Convention 2023 being organized will feature:

1. Conferences on Opportunities in Focus Sectors including: 
Make in India | Agri, Food & Food Processing | Renewable Energy | Waste Management & Sanitation | Green Tech | Services
2. Power Business Breakfast, Networking Sessions & B2B Meetings
3. Country Presentations & Delegation Pitch Sessions
4. Bootcamps on Opportunities in India

SMEs from France with an annual turnover of up to 100 million USD are welcome to participate at the third edition of ISC 2023. 
The organisers will facilitate B2B meetings between Delegation members & entrepreneurs from India and assist them for forging strong bilateral trade ties, between the two countries.  

About India SME Forum India SME Forum, operates through 19 State chapters, has 97000+ paid members, 920,700+ subscribers and reaches out to 13 million MSMEs from all over India. Its professional association & affiliation includes various Ministries and Working Groups of the Govt of India, FIDD at the RBI, UNIDO, UNCTAD, ITC Geneva, WUSME, INSME & WTO’s informal group for SMEs. India SME Forum is also an important contributor to the Entrepreneurial ecosystem of India, as a gazetted member of the 3 member Advisory Committee of the Ministry of MSME, Member of India’s National Board of MSME, the apex MSME Statutory Body, between 2015-2021, Member - Convener of the Export Promotion & Trade Development Task Force of the Ministry of MSME & also Member of the RBI’s Standing Advisory Committee on Flow of Institutional Credit to MSME Sector, apart from contributing to various national and international think tanks. India SME Forum will be happy to provide a platform for MSMEs from around the world that intend to/ are willing to explore the opportunities of collaborations, joint ventures, business partnership, bilateral trade, etc. in India for helping them to come on board and connect to Indian MSMEs.

18 - 21 January 2023 New Delhi, India

23rd  edition of “India International Seafood Show (IISS-2023) 
15th – 17th February 2023 

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, in association with Seafood Exporters Association of India

(SEAI) is organizing the biennial India International Seafood Show 2023 (IISS). IISS is one of Asia’s largest seafood fairs that has evolved over the years to become the industry’s trusted platform to develop new business opportunities and explore growth possibilities. The 23rd  edition of “India International Seafood Show (IISS-2023) ”, will be conducted at Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan, Kolkata, West Bengal from 15th – 17th February 2023 The biennial exhibition will showcase the entire gamut of the seafood industry like seafood exporters with a range of high quality seafood, manufacturers of processing/packaging/ equipments and other vendor suppliers to this industry. The 23rd edition is focusing on the theme of "IISS – The world’s Seafood Basket ". IISS 2023 offers a platform for all stakeholders to meet, deliberate on various aspects of the seafood industry for striking business deals and to have an update on the latest developments in the field.  The previous India International Seafood Show edition was held in Kochi, Kerala. The exhibition accommodated 330 stalls with more than 2500 delegates, including representatives from 12 countries and over 3,500 business delegates. More than 10,000 delegates from India and abroad are expected to participate in the India International Seafood Show. India is one of the leading exporters of seafood to the global market, and currently exporting fish products to 123 countries. During the last financial year, the country exported seafood worth US $ 7.76 billion, a record achievement with 30 percent growth over the previous year. The India International Seafood Show showcases the latest advancements in the Indian seafood industry to international buyers. The Show is a platform for demonstrating innovative technologies and exhibiting the latest developments in the seafood industry. Due to the opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas, the Show has attracted seafood importers, processors, exporters, equipment manufacturers, and input suppliers worldwide. Further, the technical sessions involving scientists, experts, and other stakeholders focus on topics relevant to developing these sectors. As part of the IISS 2023, technical sessions and an International Buyer-Seller meet (IBSM) also will be conducted to cater to emerging requirements of the sector. India assumed the G20 presidency for a year from 1st December 2022. G20 aims to secure global economic growth and prosperity. In this context, on the sidelines of IISS 2023, it is proposed to conduct a technical session exclusively for major seafood trading nations in G 20. Further, IISS also invites sponsors from G 20 nations for better visibility of their products/services on a global stage.  The event brochure contains more information. French Seafood Importers, Importers associations and other stake holders including machinery manufactures, certified agencies, ports and other equipment manufactures are invited to visit India for this trade fair. More details are available at www.indianseafoodexpo.com.

15th – 17th February 2023 Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan, Kolkata, 
West Bengal .


25th International Engineering and Technology Fair (IETF 2023 ),
16-18 February 2023, New Delhi

The IETF 2023 – 25th edition of International Engineering & Technology Fair, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is scheduled from 16-18 February 2023 at the New Halls at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.  IETF, the biennial flagship event of CII since 1975, has achieved the status of a comprehensive international B2B platform.  IETF attaches great importance in the Calendar of Events of Indian Industry, as a networking platform where who is who of industry, government, academia, and media from around the globe come under one platform.  IETF 2023 holds special significance, as it is the Silver Jubilee (25th) edition of the event, and we will be running an exclusive campaign to celebrate it.  IETF is supported by relevant Ministries of Government of India, besides respective industry associations. 

IETF 2023 is a multi-sector industry event, which provides an ideal platform for a Country Pavilion to showcase its technological strengths and capabilities in select sectors of industry in an exclusive area. The IETF 2023 will showcase innovations through focused and concurrent shows in select industry sectors – advanced building technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), capital machinery, digital gaming, fluid power, factory & plant maintenance, healthcare, industrial automation & robotics, modern logistics solutions, metal and metallurgy,  surface coating, and water & solid waste management - where companies from India and overseas would display latest products and technologies in exclusive pavilions. Over 500 companies from 25 countries are expected to participate at this event, spread across an area of over 20,000 square meters of exhibition space

Conferences/seminars and workshops on subjects relevant to the focused industry segments, are also being organized during IETF, enabling Indian industry to adapt latest technologies and innovations in Manufacturing and Services sector.

IETF 2023 brochure

16-18 February 2023 Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
18 - 22 February 2023, New Delhi 

Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association,  IEEMA is organizing ELECRAMA 2023 – the 15th edition of the world’s largest standalone electrical exhibition from 18th February to 22nd February 2023 at India Expo Mart Ltd., Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR, India.   The event, ELECRAMA 2023 will feature 1500+ exhibitors, 350,000+ visitor footfalls including 10,000 foreign visitors, 6500+ buyer seller meetings with foreign buyers, which are likely to generate business enquiries exceeding USD 8 billion. IEEMA is the apex association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment in India. Having a membership of 900 organizations, encompassing the complete value chain in power generation, transmission and distribution equipment, IEEMA represent a combined annual turnover in excess of US$ 50 billion and exports of US$ 10 billion. IEEMA members have contributed to more than 90% of the power equipment installed in India. ( www.ieema.org) IEEMA organizes ELECRAMA Exhibitions which has proved as an unparalleled showcase of products and technology and more than delivered on its promise of being the greatest electrical equipment industry spectacle in the world, through the entire voltage spectrum, from 220 V to 1200 kV, conforming to global standards and specifications. Held since 1990, the exhibition witnesses record number of visitors from the global electrical industry fraternity, including key policy makers, regulators, officials of power utilities, representatives of funding agencies, technical specialists and consultants, electrical equipment buyers, engineering project contractors and members of the academic community from India and abroad. Please visit https://elecrama.com/ The last exhibition - ELECRAMA-2020 was spread over fifteen halls, having a gross area in excess of 110,000 sqm. The exhibition hosted 874 exhibitors from India and 224 exhibitors from 24 other countries and provided globally comparable event experience and ambience at India’s leading and world-class India Expo Mart Ltd. in Greater NOIDA, Delhi NCR. The exhibition hosted visitors from 120 countries and more than 300,000 footfalls were recorded. The last edition also hosted 590 buyers from 56 countries in Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet (RBSM) from Africa, ASEAN, CIS, Middle East and SAARC with business delegations from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, UAE, Nepal and Srilanka etc. ELECRAMA-2023 will have the theme “Reimagine Energy for Sustainable Future”. The exhibition will bring a plethora of opportunities in innovation & future technologies, sustainability through Energy Conservation, new business opportunities and supply chains, start-up ecosystem and many more. These areas will be covered by following co-located events organised during ELECRAMA:

  • World Utility Summit: WUS witnesses the Energy leaders from all over the world join the mega power sector congregation.
  • Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet (RBSM): It provides an opportunity to have one on one business meetings with 700 buyers from 60 Countries.
  • Domestic Buyer-Seller meet (DBSM): It provided opportunity to businesses to meet one to one with the Indian public and private utilities.
  • ETechnxt: The forum powers deliberations on pertinent challenges of next generation technologies, e-mobility, energy storage, start-up forum and upskilling for new technologies.
  • BuildElec: Focuses on the evolving trends of artificial intelligence and IoT, Smart Tech, energy efficiency, security, power quality, covering rooftop solar, security and surveillance, and lighting.
  • Dedicated Pavilions: On Renewable Energy, Railways and Small & Medium Enterprises.
For additional information please write to dg@ieema.org . 

18 - 22 February 2023 India Expo Mart Ltd., Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR

  “Technotex 2023” :  February 22nd - 24th, 2023 in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

The Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India jointly with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing “Technotex 2023” during February 22nd - 24th, 2023 in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Technotex is one of the largest composite events of Technical Textile industry of the Asia-Pacific region. TECHNOTEX is India’s premier event on Technical Textiles. TECHNOTEX exemplifies the immense potential for bilateral trade, investment between India and foreign countries in Technical Textile sector in a mutually beneficial way. The 9th edition of Technotex 2021 event witnessed overwhelming participation from 34 Countries namely Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Cambodia, Columbia, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia and hosted focused country pavilions from China and South Korea respectively. Odisha was the partner states and other leading states like Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and NER States participated at the various business forums.   This mega event in its 10th Edition will attract participation of all major stakeholders from Global Technical Textiles fraternity as well as institutional buyers from Army, Navy, Air Force, CISF, CRPF, Paramilitary Forces, Police, Hospitals, BRO, Agriculture Institutions, CPWD, PWD, Municipality's, Sports Institution, and Others. The event will be also supported by all related Industry Associations.   Brochure Website: www.technotexindia.in.
For additional details kindly contact: amit.kakkar@ficci.com
February 22nd - 24th, 2023 Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumba