The Couture Show

COUTURE and UBM India Announce Launch of COUTURE India at the Mumbai Jewellery and Gem Fair

September 28, 2011

COUTURE is pleased to announce the launch of COUTURE India, a pavilion of COUTURE-level designers and brands serving the domestic Indian market. The pavilion will be a component of UBM India’s inaugural Mumbai Jewellery and Gem Fair being held December 9 through 11 at the Mumbai Exhibition Center in Mumbai.

“COUTURE is expanding its mission to bring our leading designers to emerging markets throughout the world,” said Chris Casey, VP of Couture. “For years, COUTURE has focused on bringing those domestic and international retailers who appreciate high end design to our event.  But now COUTURE is looking to be even more proactive in our outreach.  The growth of the affluent Indian consumer and their increased interest in global design makes Mumbai the logical first step in bringing ‘COUTURE design’ to other markets.”

In partnering with UBM India to present the Couture India, COUTURE has formed an alliance that allows the COUTURE community to be comfortable in taking advantage of all the market insight, knowledge and relationships, including appropriate buyer identification that UBM India has in place.

“UBM India believes that the combination of our local market knowledge in combination with the global brand reach of COUTURE will create a unique opportunity to introduce global brands to the Indian market,” said Shamal Pote, UBM India Project Director – Jewelry.

The COUTURE India offering will provide a turnkey solution for interested brands. The package includes a fully built out salon on the show floor, hosted buyer events with key domestic retailers and wholesalers, and full accommodation and transportation in Mumbai.

“COUTURE is built around our comprehensive service to our exhibitors,” Casey continued. “We will make exploring the domestic Indian market as easy and comfortable for our brands as possible.”

Brands interested in information about COUTURE India at the Mumbai Jewellery and Gem Fair should contact Katie Dominesey, katherine.dominesey@nielsen.com or +1-646-654-5756.

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About COUTURE
COUTURE, www.TheCoutureShow.com, is the definitive annual event for upscale retailers, designers, and manufacturers of fine jewelry and timepieces. Set in the magnificent Wynn Las Vegas, COUTURE attracts luxury retailers from around the globe who are shopping for the most exquisite and unique designs. Over 90% of the event’s exhibitors choose to exhibit exclusively at COUTURE, ensuring it remains the destination for high-end design during Las Vegas Market Week. Moving into its 16th year, COUTURE continues to be the benchmark for the industry standard for excellence as it features designs from top international brands as well as the industry’s rising stars. The COUTURE brand is part of the Nielsen Expositions’ Jewelry Group.

About Nielsen Expositions’ Jewelry Group
The Nielsen Expositions’ Jewelry Group serves as a conduit to a highly targeted global network of actively engaged jewelry retailers, designers, buyers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and suppliers. Our diverse media portfolio consists of publications, tradeshows, conferences, Websites, and data services, and includes the brands National Jeweler, Couture, JA New York Shows, and CustomerConnect. Nielsen Expositions is a part of Nielsen, a global information and media company, www.nielsen.com.