CIBJO Congresses serves as the official gathering place for the World Jewellery Confederation’s Assembly of Delegates, and also the venue for the annual meetings of CIBJO’s sectoral commissions, where amendments can be introduced to the organisation’s definitive directories of international industry standards for diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, gem labs and precious metals, known as the Blue Books. They are the events at which office holders and board members are elected.
CIBJO CONGRESSES 2004-2015 – Top row, from left: Bangkok, Thailand, 2004; Hong Kong, 2005; Vancouver, Canada, 2006; Cape Town, South Africa, 2007. Centre row, from left: Dubai, UAE, 2008; Istanbul, Turkey, 2009; Munich, Germany, 2010; Porto, Portugal, 2011. Bottom row, from left: Vicenza, Italy, 2012; Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013; Moscow, Russia, 2014; Salvador, Brazil, 2015.