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G&J Regional Leadership Summit unfolds in Kolkata
The event was jointly hosted by GIA and GJF
By: Diamond World News Service
Dec 20 2012 11:53AM
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Kolkata witnessed the first G&J Regional Leadership Summit at ITC Sonar Bangla, organized jointly by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the All India Gem & Jewellery Federation (GJF). The Leadership Summit is an initiative to empower industry players to become more effective leaders. The event offered trade members a platform to “Learn & Lead”; thereby fuelling growth and profitability in business.

Bacchraj Bamalwa, Chairman GJF, said, “We are honoured to organize the first edition of the Gems & Jewellery Leadership Summit on a regional level this year in Kolkata. I am sure it has been a great learning experience for all the participating members of this edition. It is crucial that as leaders, we are continuously informed and empowered with information and thoughts that can help us grow not only as individuals but also as industry leaders.”

Eminent speakers from various walks of life including Bikram Dasgupta, Chairman & CEO, Globsyn Technologies, Chief Belief Officer, Future Group, Devdutt Pattnaik and Tax Guru – Subhash Lakhotia shared their insights on topics ranging from finance to management including ‘Identifying Opportunities & Leading Change’, ‘Difference between a Boss & a Leader’, as well as ‘Tax Leadership’. The summit was attended by several retailers and manufacturers from the region.

Commenting on GIA participation, Nirupa Bhatt, MD, GIA in India & Middle East said, “Being a leader in the field, GIA recognises the importance of continuous learning and improvement. The Leadership Summit provides opportunity to ‘Learn & Lead’. Effective leadership is critical to the success of a business. And this platform motivates participants to share, learn, network and get inspired.” Mr. Survo Chandra- Regional Chairman Kolkata, said “We hope that by this initiative, we have been able to address and discuss a few challenges faced by the industry as well as been able to help businesses transform in to more professionally managed corporate entities”

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