2015 CIBJO Congress open in Salvador, in the Brazilian State of Bahia

The 2015 CIBJO annual congress started today in Salvador in the state of Bahia in Brazil. It is the first time that a CIBJO congress has been held in Latin America, and CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri began by paying special tribute to the representatives of Brazil’s federal government and Bahia’s state government, who were present at the gathering.


Jewellery can play major role in UN’s sustainable development agenda

The jewelry industry has a major role to play in the sustainable development agenda of the United Nations, said Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in his keynote address to the CIBJO Congress, which opened today in Bahia, Salvador.


CIBJO president underlines situation of SMEs in jewellery industry in opening speech

The jewellery sector is testament to the fact that “with knowledge, talent, hard work and perseverance, a community of smaller companies can create an industry that generates close to $170 billion per annum, and provides a living and a hope for a better future for its millions of members and stakeholders,” said CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri, during the opening session of the World Jewellery Confederation’s congress, which opened in Salvador, Brazil, today. But, he added, smaller and medium sized companies are operating under increasingly difficult conditions.


Coloured Stone Commission debates complexity of Blue Books

The volume of detail provided in the CIBJO Blue Books was at the centre of the discussions held by the Coloured StoneCommission meeting.
The meeting was chaired by the Commission Vice President Charles Abouchar, since the Commission President Nilam Alawdeen was unable to attend the meeting for personal reasons.


CIBJO Congress 2015 set to kick off in Brazil on May 4, agendas and related documentation now online

With the 2015 CIBJO Congress set to open in Salvador, Brazil, at the beginning of next week, agendas and all related documentation for the various sessions and meetings that will take place during the event are now available online. Contained in a Digital Binder, they can be downloaded from the dedicated congress website.


CIBJO to introduce new Coral Blue Book at the 2015 congress in Salvador, Brazil, May 4-6

With fewer than two weeks to go to the opening of the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, on May 4, 2015, the seventh of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Coral Commission, headed by Vicenzo Liverino, the report announces that a new Coral Blue Book will be presented for consideration at the event.