May 22, 18
by Albert Robinson
(IDEX Online) – CIBJO's 2018 annual congress will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, October 15-17, with pre-congress meetings beginning on October 13. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
The congress is being hosted by Fedesmeraldas, the National Federation of Emeralds of Colombia, and CDTEC, Colombia's leading gemological institute. Immediately prior to the event, from October 12 to 14, Fedesmeraldas will also host the second edition of the World Emerald Symposium. The congress venue will be the Grand Hyatt Bogotá, situated in the heart of Ciudad Empresarial Sarmiento Angulo, in the city's commercial district. The hotel, which is newly constructed, will open for business at the beginning of August. CIBJO Congresses serve as the official gathering place for the World Jewellery Confederation's Assembly of Delegates, and also are the venue for the annual meetings of CIBJO's sectoral commissions, where amendments can be introduced to the organization's definitive directories of international industry standards for diamonds, colored stones, pearls, gem labs, precious metals and coral, known as the Blue Books.
The CIBJO Congress is also where the program of World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF), relating to responsible and sustainable activities in the industry, and its ongoing cooperation with the United Nations is reported upon.
The reservation of hotel rooms at a special congress rate is not yet possible. A Grand Hyatt booking module will shortly be added to the dedicated website, which will enable participants to reserve hotel rooms at the special rate. Those who have already registered for the congress will be informed when the booking module is available.
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