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IIDGR (A De Beers Group Company) presents Retail Jeweller India Forum 2018



IIDGR (A De Beers Group Company) Presents Retail Jeweller India Forum 2018 – the Biggest Confluence of Game-changing Retail Strategies, Progressive and Meaningful Idea-exchange.

More than 12 Insightful Sessions, 16 Expert Speakers, Trendsetters Gallery and Fashion Walk, Retail Service Providers’ Gallery – The Day Long Event to Capture the Entire Trade Spectrum.

IIDGR (A De Beers Group Company) Presents Retail Jeweller India Forum 2018 (RJIF 2018), the only knowledge-led platform for idea exchange in the $60 billion gems and jewellery market, is all set to enrich the jewellery retail narrative with a series of presentations and discussions full of useful information, data, precious insights and actionable intelligence.

Scheduled on February 8 at Westin, Mumbai, the RJIF 2018 in association with NSE, MCX and Effission Software Pvt. Ltd. will bring together some exceptionally brilliant minds from the industry and beyond who with their razor-sharp analysis and takeaway-driven presentations and discussions will open up new growth spectrum for jewellers who’ll be attending the RJIF 2018.

Based on the theme Transformational Retailing, the RJIF 2018 will feature a host of panellists and speakers with venerable credentials and track record. The topics have been chosen keeping in mind the existing trade scenario and their relevance.

The line-up of the speakers/panellists and the topics is extremely impressive –

  • Ankur Bisen, Senior Vice President and Head, Retail & E-commerce, Technopak on Retail 2020
  • Sushmita Balasubramaniam, Practice Head, South Asia, Kantar Shopper Insights on The Changing Shopper Landscape and its Implications for Jewellery Retail
  • Shaveta Bhardwaj, Head – West, Kantar Millward Brown on Using Research to Nurture Brands
  • Aparajita Basak, Associate Director, Micro Marketing & Economics, Nielsen India on Knowing All About Right Location
  • Hitesh Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer, NYKAA on Is it Possible to Achieve Brand Loyalty with Millennials?
  • Shivanshu Mehta, Head, Bullion, MCX on Volatility in Precious Metal Prices, Risk and Mitigation via Futures & Options
  • Vivette D’cruz, Director, Consumer Products & Retail, Ernst & Young LLP, on Essential Winning Principles of Expanding Your Business
  • Maneesh Mittal, Head, Ecommerce & Big Data, Infiniti Retail Ltd – CROMA on Leveraging Digital and Big Data to Transform the Customer Experience
  • Vishwas Parikh, Group Operations Manager, Mouawad on Building an Aspirational Brand

In addition, there will be two panel discussions. The discussion on The Science of leveraging brand value on the NSE’s SME platform will feature Sanjeev Agarwal, CEO, Gitanjali Exports (moderator), Vikas Kataria, MD & Chairman, D P Abhushan Ltd., Rachana Bhusari, National Stock Exchange (Emerge), and Gaurav Jain, Hem Securities Ltd. The second panel discussion on Bridal Trends will have Vijay Jain, CEO, ORRA (moderator), Kamna Chowdhury – Director Consumer Insights & Marketing, Platinum Guild International, Vikas Kataria, MD & Chairman, D P Abhushan Ltd., Vikram Merchant – Director, India Representative Office on Rio Tinto Diamonds, Sachin Jain, President, Forevermark India and Vipin Sharma, CEO, Azva. In addition, there will be presentations by IIDGR and Effission Software Pvt. Ltd.

“This was a year of transformation, regulations and compliance for the retail jewellery industry. At the RJIF2018, we delve into topics that will help jewellers gain powerful consumer insights, learn about new path-breaking retail expansion strategies, break out of traditional mould and give more momentum to their business,” says Soma Bhatta, Editor, The Retail Jeweller.

“It’s an ongoing mission for us in which our research and development team always comes up with new and relevant topics, from the industry and beyond, for knowledge-led discussion and idea exchange at the Retail Jeweller India Forum. The aim here is to enrich the trade discourse which has been witnessing transformation in terms of outlook, approach and mind-set,” says Samit Bhatta, Associate Publisher, The Retail Jeweller.

Over the last four years, the Retail Jeweller, the leading trade magazine for the jewellery retailers in the country, has been carefully nurturing Retail Jeweller India Forum to make it one-of-a-kind platform for the gems and jewellery industry where the progressive, futuristic and growth-seeking jewellers across the country gain invaluable knowledge which can help them add profitability to their business. And, the Retail Jeweller India Forum is playing its part to perfection in bringing about that change.

Another key addition to this year’s RJIF 2018 is Trendsetters Fashion Walk and Trendsetters Design Awards where five leading jewellery manufacturers such as Achal Jewels, CVM Exports, Kiran Jewels, Meraki by P Mangatram and Vijay Exports will showcase their most innovative creations exclusively to the audience ahead of Signature IIJS 2018.

Other Key attractions of the RJIF 2018 are special Service Providers’ Gallery where companies like IIDGR, Effission Software Pvt. Ltd, V-Design Architectural Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Jewelfie, groupDCA and Sense Strategy & Design. All of them will showcase their latest products and services which will equip the jewellers achieve higher profitability.

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