Registration for the 2016 congress of CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation, is now open. Delegates and other participants may register for the congress and its social programme, as well as book hotel rooms, via a dedicated congress website located at: www.cibjo.org/congress2016/
The 2016 CIBJO Congress will take place in Yerevan, Armenia, October 26-28, 2016, with pre-congress meetings on October 24 and May 26. The congress will be hosted by the Armenian Jewellers Association (AJA). The main venue for the event is the Meridian Expo Center and congress hotel is the Armenia Marriott.
The congress website includes the congress program, important travel information and details about the social programme, with several tours of the Yerevan and the surrounding areas. Online registration forms for the congress and social programme are available, as a link to the Armenia Marriot booking service. Since the CIBJO Congress 2016 will be a carbon neutral event, participants are also requested to complete a carbon foot printing form.
As the official venue for the meeting of the CIBJO Assembly of Delegates, the CIBJO Congress will gather in Yerevan the members of national jewellery and gemstone associations from more than 40 countries and representatives of many of the industry's most important commercial bodies. The congress also serves as a forum for CIBJO's professional commissions, and is the venue at which its Diamond, Coloured Stones, Pearl, Coral, Precious Metals and Gemmological Blue Books are discussed and updated.
The CIBJO Congress is also where the programme of World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF), relating to responsible and sustainable activities in the industry, and CIBJO's ongoing cooperation with the United Nations and its development programme.