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World Jewelry Confederation to hold its annual CIBJO Congress in Tel Aviv Israel

By Mason White 4:50 PM February 14, 2013
Business district in Tel Aviv Israel 

By: Shifra Unger
The World Jewellery Confederation will hold its annual Congress in Tel Aviv, Israel, for the first time, according to press reports.

CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2013 annual conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 7 to 9. The annual Congress, CIBJO, is a forum to discuss some of the issues of the industry and the place in which leaders in the industry analyze their diamonds, colored stones, pearls, precious metals and Gemological Blue Books are updated.

The conference, organized by the Israel Diamond Institute, will be preceded by pre-congress meetings beginning on May 5 and the annual meeting of the World Diamond Council.

“We are very pleased to hold the CIBJO Congress in Israel. We thank the president and the board of the Israel Diamond Institute for their generosity in issuing this invitation,” Gaetano Cavalieri, who is the president of CIBJO, said.

“Israel is known as one of the world’s largest diamond and gemstone centers, but also is a major jewelry manufacturer in its own right and is a powerhouse for the development of many of the most sophisticated technology used in our business today. The conference will provide our members a fascinating insight into this exciting country,” he added.

“We will have the privilege to welcome the leaders of the jewelry industry in the world to Tel Aviv, and be able to extend our hospitality,” Moti Ganz, Chairman of the IDI, said.

“Our commitment to the health and welfare of our company and its stakeholders is absolute and in this regard we are willing to support dialogue and cooperation provided by CIBJO. It will be a wonderful conference, which will give CIBJO members the opportunity to learn about our facility and experiencing first hand Israel and its ancient history,” he added.