The annual Congress for the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) will take place in Jaipur, Rajasthan, from October 3 through October 5 of this year. On October 1 and 2, there will be pre-Congress sessions.
The National Gem & Jewellery Council of India (NGJCI) and the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) are hosting the 2023 Congress, which will be held at the Jaipur Exhibition and Congress Centre (JECC).
The World Jewellery Confederation’s Assembly of Delegates convenes at CIBJO Congresses, which also host the annual meetings of the sectoral commissions of the organisation, where changes can be made to the Blue Books, the organization’s definitive directories of international industry standards for diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, gem labs, precious metals, coral, and responsible sourcing.
The World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation’s (WJCEF) programmes, as well as actions connected to CIBJO‘s continued partnership with the United Nations and its development plan, are both reported on during the CIBJO Congress.
The jewellery business has been a part of Jaipur since before it was ever founded in 1727. A tradition of enamelling and gem-setting was established thanks to the hiring of skilled craftsmen like jewellers and stonecutters, which is still in existence today. Between 200,000 and 300,000 people are reportedly employed in established industries and the cottage industry in the city and its environs, with more than half of them engaged in gem cutting.
“It promises to be a spectacular Congress and the first to be held in person since 2019, before the start of the pandemic,” stated Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO. I can’t think of a more appropriate or exotic location for many of us to finally get to meet in person after more than three years. My gratitude goes out to our Indian hosts, particularly Vipul Shah, Chairman of the GJEPC, and Pramod Agrawal, Vice President of the CIBJO and Chairman of the NGJCI.
It stated that a specific 2023 CIBJO Congress website would soon go live.