MILAN, ITALY: JANUARY 28, 2015 – Registration has officially opened for the 2015 annual congress of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, which will take place in Salvador, Brazil, May 4-6, 2015, with pre-congress meetings on May 2 and May 3. Salvador is the capital of the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia.
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and Fiera di Vicenza, have announced that they will launch the jewellery industry’s first web-based Corporate Social Responsibility compliance system at the VICENZAORO January show in Vicenza Italy. The system was developed by Branded Trust Assurance Systems.
Whereas it once was regarded by many as an optional alternative in the jewellery and gemstone industry, systematic and verifiable ethical business standards is today considered a core requirement. The practical implementation of these standards will be the subject of a seminar and workshop that will take place at the VICENZAORO January show in Vicenza Italy. It will presented by two of the industry's leading experts.
The Panama Diamond Exchange and CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, have agreed to join forces in providing educational programs for the gemstone and jewelry sectors in Latin America, instilling the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility. To seal the agreement, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Panama by Eli Izhakoff, PDE’s Founding Chairman, and Gaetano Cavalieri, CIBJO President.
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has held a meeting in London with The Right Honourable John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the ethical trade consultancy Sancroft, during which he discussed CIBJO’s educational programme for a environmentally and socially responsible jewellery industry, which was outlined at the CIBJO Congress in Moscow in May.
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has been a named an Honorary Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of gemmology. The award was made by Gem-A President Harry Levy during the association’s graduation ceremony at Goldsmith’s Hall in London on November 3.
Noting the responsibility of the greater jewellery industry towards society, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has recognized the need of African diamond producing countries to leverage their natural resources into sustainable economic development for their countries’ citizens. He was speaking during the opening day of the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference in Harare.