The primary venue of the 2016 CIBJO Congress is the Meridian Expo Centre, which is the largest conference and exhibition faciilty in Armenia and the region. It was opened in 2014, and since then has served as the venue for many varied events, such trade fairs, conferences, exhibitions, congresses and fashion shows.

The Meridian Expo Center occupies a total area of 10,180 square metres. Within the area, there is an exhibition hall with a total area of 6,000 square metres; meeting rooms; a conference hall accommodating up to 1,500 people, and two smaller conference halls.

The expo centre operates in the Meridian Free Economic Zone (FEZ) for jewellery, which is located in the picturesque Hrazdan gorge, just three minutes from the central square of Yerevan.

The Meridian FEZ is a unique platform with cluster infrastructures for jewelry, diamond cutting and watchmaking companies.

Beginning on day after the start of the 2016 CIBJO Congress, for the third consecutive year the Meridian Expo Center will host International Jewelry Exhibition JUNWEX Yerevan show 2016, organized by Armenian Jewelers Association (AJA).