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IIJS and Vicenzaoro January Shows Postponed

Two jewelry trade fairs — one in India and one in Italy — have fallen victim to the ongoing pandemic as coronavirus infections increase.

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has postponed the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Signature edition, which was due to take place at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai from January 6 to 9, it said Friday. The organization has not released new dates yet.

While the GJEPC had permission to hold the event in line with Covid-19 rules, it has “voluntarily taken the decision to organize the show later,” it said. The decision followed consultations with exhibitors, buyers, trade associations and members of the relevant GJEPC committee.

Meanwhile, Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has rescheduled its fair, called Vicenzaoro January – The Jewellery Boutique Show. It is now set for March 17 to 21, as opposed to its previous timing of January 21 to 26.

“In view of current pandemic indicators, the trade associations concerned consider it impossible to attract significant attendance from both Italy and abroad, including Europe,” IEG said Thursday.

Global coronavirus cases have risen sharply in the past two months, with Italy seeing an especially significant jump. In India, the uptick in infections has taken place since late December.

Courtesy: Rapaport