The 2009 edition of the JCK New Delhi Show has been cancelled due to the “effect of the global economic downturn on the domestic jewellery market in India”.
Announcing the cancellation, Reed Exhibitions said the decision has been made in “the best interests of exhibitors and visitors”.
The show was due to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from June 27 to June 30.
According to Reed, an announcement regarding the 2010 event will be made in due course.
Reed Exhibitions India marketing manager Rajeev Chawla said the company “might have the show again in 2010” if market conditions improve.
According to JCK Online, the decision follows a March 8 report in an Indian publication that Reed Infomedia India Ltd, the joint-venture between Infomedia 18 Ltd and Reed Business Information, has ceased operations.
However Chawla said he could not comment on the allegation as “Reed Infomedia is a completely different business entity”.