The 13th edition of IIJS Signature and the 7th edition of India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME) organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) gave a head start to the 2020 buying season. The events held from 13-16 February 2020 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, attracted 15,000+ visitors (12,000 of whom were pre-registered visitors) from over 325 cities and towns pan India and more than 55 countries globally to visit 700+ exhibitors across 1,300 booths, spanning an area of over 45,000 sq. mts. Several new elements such as the Startup Zone (Hall 6), which promoted Emerging Designers & Women Entrepreneurs, and the Crafts Pavilion (to promote artisans and craftsmen) were welcomed by the exhibitors and buyers. GJEPC also concurrently presented the first-ever Business Knowledge Forum, The Artisan Awards and Design Inspirations to provide insight, intelligence and perspectives to members of the industry.