GJEPC organised its 3rd Member Outreach program and initiated Discussions on the Way-Forward at The St. Regis in Mumbai on 22nd June. This was organised in association with World Gold Council and supported by Jewellers Youth Forum.

The exclusive program aimed to create awareness among industry members about the Council’s many initiatives to facilitate business and trade. The event was attended by more than *175 trade members from Central and South Mumbai.*

*Mr. Mansukh Kothari, Convener – Events, GJEPC* opened the event with his address, that kick started with first guest speaker *Mr. Krishna Barad, Partner, Customs & International Trade Indirect Tax*. He presented on How to Avail Benefits of India-UAE CEPA for Increasing Exports.

*Mr. Mike Oswin, Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation, World Gold Council,* offered a panoramic overview of the World Gold Council’s Retail Gold Investment Principles (RGIPs), which aim to raise confidence in gold.*

Ms. Sheela Kulkarni, Director, Public Policy, World Gold Council* provided details about the Precious Metals Assay & Training Institute and the progress made since its launch in 2018.

*Mr. Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC* informed members about industry’s strength and GJEPC’s several initiatives undertaken for development and growth of gems and jewellery industry.

*Mr. Ashok Gautam, MD & CEO, India International Bullion Exchange IFSC Ltd. (IIBX)* offered a granular understanding of the IIBX operations and benefits. *

Mr. Shailesh Sangani, Convener, National Exhibitions, GJEPC*, explained in detail the various aspects of the upcoming IIJS Premiere in August and IIJS Signature 2023.

The audience was keenly absorbed in the presentations and interactive sessions during the program.