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CIBJO Elects New Board and Office Bearers; Dr G. Cavalieri Re-elected as President

2017-11-10 Source:GJEPC India

The three day CIBJO Congress 2017 concluded in Bangkok yesterday with the election of a new Board of Directors and office bearers for the forthcoming two-year period.
On the final day of the of the congress, the CIBJO General Assembly elected Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri to another two-year term as CIBJO President. For the first time, three Vice Presidents were elected: Roland Naftule of the United States, Eli Avidar of Israel, and Corrado Facco of Italy. Marc-Alain Christen of Switzerland was reconfirmed as the organisation's Chief Financial Officer, and a new Board of Directors was elected, also for a two-year term.
As earlier reported, some 150 official delegates and a total about 300 participants attended the Congress which was inaugurated by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand, who was accompanied by Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, Thailand's Minister of Commerce, and Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong, the country's Deputy Minister of Commerce.
During the three days, delegates covered a wide range of issues on the agenda of the international gemstone and jewellery industry. There was a strong focus on responsible sourcing, Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability, particularly in the coloured gemstone sector. The event was preceded by the three days of pre-congress steering committee meetings and the first World Ruby Forum.
At the concluding session, the CIBJO President reported that several invitations had been received from different centres requesting to host the 2018 CIBJO Congress. He said that they are being reviewed, and an announcement about the venue and dates of the next congress will be made, hopefully within the coming two months.

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