The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai has announced that registration is now open for the 2019 Bharat Diamond Week (BDW), slated to take place at the bourse from October 14 to16. This is the third edition of the event and will host delegations of buyers from China, Australia, and various Asian countries.
“Preparations are well in hand with the opening of registration. In addition to hosting delegations of foreign buyers which are being specially organised, we will welcome buyers from Israel, Dubai and several European countries as well as from across India,” observed Bharat Diamond Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah, who heads the BDW.
BDB President Anoop Mehta explained that the show dates were selected because they are just ahead of the Diwali festival, meaning visiting buyers will find excellent deals as exhibitors will be looking to sell goods before closing their businesses for several weeks for the holiday.
"Our Guest of Honour at the diamond fair will be Lin Qiang, the Vice President of WFDB and President of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), who will bring members of the SDE with him. I would like to thank my fellow diamond exchange president for agreeing to open the fair. I believe this is another step in broadening our links with the Shanghai Diamond Exchange which is an important part of the global diamond family," Mehta added.
Mehul Shah observed that a major aim of the fair is to create maximum coverage for the BDB's small and medium-size companies. "As with the shows last year, we are offering an opportunity to our SME's to exhibit their goods to a global audience. This is an inter- bourse show which proved to be a highly successful concept last year. We are building on those first two shows to take it to the next level with higher numbers of exhibitors and many more buyers expected,” he said.