09:50 – 10:00 Welcome Address by ET-Edge
10:00 – 10:10 Setting the tone: How G&J sector will recalibrate & respond to recover from the risks of Covid Era?

Colin Shah, Chairman, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)

10:20 – 10:35 Opening Keynote Address on G&J Industry – Revival, Growth & Opportunities

Rupa Dutta, Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce

10:45 – 11:35 Panel Discussion: Fueling Innovation through Re-imagining Business Model

  • Impact of Covid 19 on Domestic & Export Markets
  • Revision of Import/Export Policies – Are policymakers listening?
  • Collective actions from Associations & Trade Bodies to mitigate the risk of global pandemic
  • Special aids to Karigars & Migrant workers
  • Acceleration to the New Normal – Is being digital the key?
10:45 – 11:05 Overview of Industry – Diamond Markets

Ajoy Chawla, Chief Executive Officer- Jewellery, Tanishq – Titan

Ghanshyam Dholakia, Founder & MD, Kisna Diamond Jewellery & Hari Krishna Group

Mehul Shah, Vice President, Bharat Diamond Bourse

Shaankar Sen, Vice Chairman, All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC)
Session Chair:
Sumesh Wadhera, Managing Director & Chief Editor, AOJ Media

11:15 – 11:35 Overview of Industry – Gold & Silver Markets

Prithviraj Kothari, National President, India Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA)

Somasundaram PR, Managing Director – India, World Gold Council

Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds

Session Chair:
Chirag Sheth, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Metals Focus

11:45 – 12:05 Fireside Discussion: The World of Platinum

  • Overview of Platinum in India
  • Is Platinum the new favorite for Young & Affluent Indians?
  • Challenges Opportunities and Way Forward in the Indian Market

Darpan Anand, Managing Director, Punjab Jewels

Jithendra Vummidi, Director, Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers

Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director, Kalyan Jewellers

Vaishali Banerjee, Managing Director, Platinum Guild India

Session Chair:
Deepak Bhatia, VP, Heera Zhaveraat Media Group

12:15 – 12:25 Keynote Address: Mitigating the Commodity Market Risks

Sameer Patil, Chief Business Officer, BSE

12:35 – 12:45 Industry Presentation: Profitable technologies for the future of Jewellery Retail

Shaudhan Desai, CEO, Ornate

12:50 – 13:00 Industry Presentation: How technology is shaping the future of the diamond industry

David Sutton, Co-Founder & CEO, Nivoda

13:05 – 13:15 Industry Presentation: The need of the hour: 360-degree diamond photography system leading to ease of business transition

Vasudev Ankoliya, Founder & CEO, Vision 360

13:15 – 13:30 Networking Break
13:30 – 14:00 Candid Chat: Creating Platforms & Putting User Experience First

Assessing current needs and anticipating future wants is key to success. Experts will discuss ways in which they think ahead of the curve, as well as how they incorporate technology into their spaces to make for a better overall user experience.

  • Cost & revenue models of the new delivery platforms
  • AI & IoT in G&J Sector and how is it a game-changer?
  • Use of mobile and digital mediums for better customer experience
  • Will Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality become the new reality of the G&J sector?

Meghna Saraogi, Co-Founder & CEO, MirrAR by StyleDotMe

Amrutha Valli, Founder & CEO, Purple Apple Infosystems

Rupesh Jain, Founder & CEO,

Session Chair:
Navin Sadarangani, Founder – Owner, NYUZ

14:10 – 14:30 Global Panel: Unlearn & Re-learn Strategies to build Sustainable business in post COVID Era

  • A global perspective on Impact of COVID on G&J Industry
  • 3 Key revival strategies for sustainable future
  • Education is key to improving sales as consumers will return more knowledgeable and demanding than ever
  • Should jewelry businesses take the opportunity to re-evaluate their business model and communication strategy

Chandu Siroya, Vice Chairman, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group

John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council

Prida Tiasuwan, Chairman, Thailand’s Pranda Group

Session Chair: Chirag Sheth, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Metals Focus

(Co-Located Event) – #celebrationsarenotcancelled

14:45 – 15:15 Industry is changing gears and making paradigm shift using digital platforms which
directly connects them to the end consumer. Consumers, young and old are exploring
options of buying jewelry online. Brands have now explored various channels to reach out
the them at their convenience and its working out! Can a traditionally touch and feel
experience be replaced by everything digital!
Talk Points:
• Personalized service – Waiting at the store Vs Browsing options at your
• 3 Reasons why millennials are feeling more confident buying jewellery online
• 3D Trial Technology – How it enhances the buying experience
• Is Online Jewelry More Affordable?
• Has social media played a pivotal role to appeal to new generations of jewellery
consumers?Ashish Pethe, Partner, Waman Hari Pethe
Ishu Datwani, Founder, Anmol Jewellers
Rohan Narang, Managing Director, Hazoorilal Legacy
Shailen Mehta, Founder & Managing Director, eJOHRI
Vinod Hayagriv, Managing Director & Director, C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers
Session Chair: Navin Sadarangani, Founder – Owner, NYUZ
15:25 – 15:40 Diamantine Conversation

  • Jewelry, a work of art, a piece of adornment, or a fashion accessory?
  • Handmade or Machine Made…What’s best for you?
  • Megatrends in Jewelry Designs – Personal Color Palettes for every consumer

Farah Khan Ali, Indian Jewel Designer in conversation with Preeta Agarwal, Jewellery Specialist

15:50 – 16:10 In conversation: Birthstones – A rediscovery of traditions

Belief in Gem powers has survived for nearly 5000 years in the tradition of the birthstone. The concept of linking birth dates with gems and attributing to those stones the ability to influence the wearer’s fate is the oldest jewelry tradition. Because Gemstones are created by nature, we humans have felt a primal link to their energy. India is of course one of the oldest cultures which cultivated the idea that gems harbor magical powers and virtues linked to the moon, sun, and the planet.

  • Chakras, Auras and Inner Strengths – What can gemstones do for you
  • From traditional customers to the modern buyer – A balance of fashion and meaningful statement!

Dr. Jai Madaan, World Famous Astrologer & Vastu Expert in conversation with

Dr. Sundeep Kochar, Celebrity Astrologer & Vastu Expert

16:20 – 16:45 Industry Presentation: Omnichannel – The Future of Jewellery Retail in India

Jitandra Singh, CEO & Co-founder, eJOHRI

Charles Theodore, Marketing Head, eJOHRI

16:55 – 17:05 Closing Keynote Address: Understanding the implications of the global pandemic on people – migrant workers, trade artisans, small & medium businessmen

Sanjay Kothari, Chairman, Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI)

17:10 onwards Virtual Exhibition and Guided Tours
11:00 – 11:45 Roundtable Discussion: Adapting Applications for accelerating digitalization in the G&J industry

The millennial jewelry consumer is buying differently, therefore traditional methods of making and selling jewels must be upgraded. Innovation in technology and other areas is changing the manufacture, sourcing and certification of gems and jewelry, and the Indian industry needs to keep up and adopt to stay relevant.

  • Comprehensive cloud-based web application
  • Managing & maintaining large databases
  • Ease of implementing cloud-based application in your current business
  • Evolution in Inventory Management System
  • Will such application allow smooth business transition from Traditional methods to newer version?
14:00 – 14:45 Roundtable Discussion: A CEO Plan of Action: Digital Transformation 2.0

  • Mobile e-commerce for real-time inventory – 24×7 Business model for customer easy of doing business
  • Real CX challenges in CRM-ERP – in manufacturing & retail: customer experience is everything.
  • Digital business in Secure Enterprise Cloud – Anywhere Anytime business model for management touch point never before/unprecedented Transparency| Security| Integration
  • Drive Highly Scalable business in All-in-One integrated platform – all connected finance -Sales -CRM-VRM – Inventory and production
  • Automation by Machine integration and AI technology (Artificial Intelligence) – i.e. keyboard less data punching in manufacturing operation: jobs and raw material transactions; AR – Augmented Reality for retail operation

*This schedule is subject to change. Changes, if necessary, will be updated here