Second World Emerald Symposium To Take Place In Bogota In OctoberAugust 06, 18
(IDEX Online) – The Second World Emerald Symposium will be held in Bogotá, Colombia, from October 12-14, the organizers have announced.
Devoted entirely to emeralds, the Second World Emerald Symposium follows the first such event held in 2015.
The organizers have confirmed the attendance of delegates from 25 nations, and the participation of eight emerald-producing countries: Afghanistan, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Pakistan, Russia and Zambia.
The three-day event will address the challenges and opportunities faced by the emerald industry, with presentations by more than 60 speakers and experts, panel discussions, working groups and hands-on training sessions.
Topics to be discussed will focus on the challenges relating to mining and geology, gemology and laboratory testing, harmonization of color names and practices, consumer education and awareness, Corporate Social Responsibility, traceability, compliance, ethics, sustainability, branding and marketing, along with discussions on new technologies, such as blockchain, that are impacting the emerald industry.
Among the speakers due to take part will be representatives from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) and global luxury brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels and others.
The world’s major trade associations will also be in attendance, including the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, the Thai Gem & Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA), China’s National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC), the Gemstone Association of China (GAC), India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Council (GJEPC), and others. The world’s leading gemological laboratories will also be represented.
The event is organized by Fedesmeraldas – the Colombian Emerald Federation – with the support of the Emerald Producers Association (APRECOL), the Emerald Exporters Association (ACODES), the Emerald Dealers Association (Asocoemeral), and the Ministry of Mines. Among the special sponsors are Mineria Texas Colombia (MTC/Muzo), Emeraldas de Santa Rosa (Cunas Mine) and Fura Gems (Cosquez Mine).
In addition, mine tours have been organized to visit Colombia’s three important mining areas following the symposium.
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