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IEG Celebrates 10th Year Partnership with CIBJO at Vicenzaoro

Focus will be on sustainability.

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(PRESS RELEASE) This year Vicenzaoro September will be celebrating its ten-year partnership with CIBJO – World Jewelry Confederation of which the Italian Exhibition Group’s show has been a member since 2009. The European International Gold and Jewelry Show (Vicenza 7-11 September 2019) is the only event able to represent the entire gold-jewelry production chain, and CIBJO has been organizing its main Italian events in Italy at Vicenza for ten years.

Focus at the September edition will be on sustainability, a sector priority, which the highly-anticipated CIBJO seminar entitled “Technological solutions for sustainability and responsible sourcing in the jewelry industry” will be dealing with through international reports from experts such as the De Beers Group, Gübelin Gem Lab, Richline Group and Dragonfly Initiative.

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“Our now historic collaboration,” says Gaetano Cavalieri, president of CIBJO, “is proof of CIBJO and IEG’s joint efforts in spreading the main points of CSR, transparency and sustainability to the maximum by offering case histories and direct experiences of enormous calibre at Vicenzaoro on which to plot the right road for the entire gold and jewelry production chain, and SMEs in particular, to follow. The activities we promote provide concrete added value for sector insiders attending IEG’s international events, a B2B platform able to act as a reference for the entire industry.”

The sustainability theme will cross the whole show. “Spreading Sustainability”, the theme title, traceability, ethical trade and environmental protection will, in fact, also be the focus of VISIO.NEXT, the opening round table at which international experts, top influencers, companies and leading traders are invited to attend.

Through its partnership with CIBJO, IEG also participates in High-Level Political Forums (HLPF) of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), setting itself apart as a trade show organizer that promotes and provides services and educational programs on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability within the jewelry, precious metal and precious stone industry, in support of the UN’s development programs and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Moreover, last year, Italian Exhibition Group joined the UNITED NATIONS Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative sponsored by the United Nations, thus becoming one of the top trade show providers in the world to have its own initiative cornerstones. Confirmation of a commitment that extends to all sectors in its exhibition portfolio, as the over twenty-year experience with ECOMONDO in Rimini, the leading event in Europe for new models of circular economy, organized by IEG, goes to prove.

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For further information, refer to the website: https://www.vicenzaoro.com/en/september

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Diamond Empowerment Fund Now Doing Business As Diamonds Do Good

The change will be celebrated at DDG’s signature event June 1 in Las Vegas.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – Seizing on the simplicity, significance and resonance of its “Diamonds Do Good” tagline, the Diamond Empowerment Fund announced that it will evolve its business name to Diamonds Do Good. In keeping with the change, the non-profit organization has reimagined its logo and will be doing the same to its signature Las Vegas event held on the eve of the opening of the JCK Show.

Inspired by Nelson Mandela in 2007, over the past 12+ years the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s mission has supported programs that develop and empower people in diamond communities around the world. In recent years, its mission expanded to exemplify and tell the stories of the good that natural diamonds do for people in the communities where they’re mined, cut, polished, and sold. Those stories have resonated with consumers and the trade alike: consumers have a better image of the natural diamond industry, and are more interested in purchasing a natural diamond after reading the ‘do good’ stories hosted on diamondsdogood.com. Likewise, members of the industry now identify their own sustainability programs under the ‘do good’ banner and use #diamondsdogood in their social media outreach, further building on the message and ensuring that diamonds continue to be a source of sustained economic development around the world.

Having created and trademarked the Diamonds Do Good name in 2014, the organization will now identify itself under this moniker moving forward, and has rebranded itself with a fresh, new look to mark this evolution. It will be celebrated at DDG’s signature event June 1 in Las Vegas, as a reimagined evening and experience that draws the industry’s top global leaders.

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Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair to Be back in February 2020

Respond by February 14th, 2019 to get special free privilege for Trade Missions.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Apart from showcasing extravagant collections of jewelry and offering an international trading platform twice a year, the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair has become a place where trust is established, and where business partners have turned into friends from long years of trading.

With quality products from manufacturers, traders and designers, lasting relations could be enhanced at the 65th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair from February 25 to 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.

For the pre-registration form, click here. Email the form back at ttclausa@att.net or FAX: 323 466 1559.

Respond by February 14th, 2019 to get special free privilege for Trade Missions.

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Jewelers Mutual Donates $500,000 to Three Organizations in Charitable Campaign for 2019

The amounts donated to these organizations were based on votes by the company’s personal jewelry policyholders.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEENAH, WI — In honor of Giving Tuesday, Jewelers Mutual Group announced the culmination of its charitable campaign for 2019, resulting in $500,000 in donations to three deserving organizations. Funds were distributed this week to Feeding America, the Kids In Need Foundation and Special Olympics. The amounts donated to these organizations were based on votes by the company’s personal jewelry policyholders.

“It is important to have our policyholders be a part of our give back efforts because we share a mutual passion to help others in need. By encouraging them to vote, they made their voices heard, and were able to support the causes they are passionate about,” said Scott Murphy, Jewelers Mutual president and CEO. “Together, we really can do more, and we’re thrilled with the interest, engagement and the results this campaign has received both locally and on a national level.”

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More than 40,000 votes were made by Jewelers Mutual policyholders during the five-month voting period. Based on policyholder votes, Feeding America received $178,300, Kids In Need Foundation received $169,500, and Special Olympics received $147,200. Donations will also be made to Canadian organizations with similar missions.

How policyholders’ votes and corresponding Jewelers Mutual donations impacted the three organizations:

  • Feeding America
    The donation of $178,300 helps provide at least 1,783,000 meals.*
  • Kids In Need Foundation
    The donation of $169,395 supplies over 820 classrooms and 21,000 under-served students with supplies and resources. Additionally, Jewelers Mutual became the first national sponsor of GiftATeacher.org, a program which funds and provides enough school supplies to supply an entire classroom for a full semester.
  • Special Olympics
    The donation of $147,200 by Jewelers Mutual helped train approximately 2,450 Special Olympics athletes and provide a significant and life changing impact for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Jewelers Mutual encourages and supports its employees to be socially responsible and involved in their community. In addition to the dollars being donated, employees volunteered their time to assist all three organizations in 2019– sorting meals and stocking food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, a member of the Feeding America network; taking part in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics; and, packing and distributing 2,000 backpacks for the Kids In Need Foundation.

Jewelers Mutual looks forward to continuing its philanthropic pursuits in 2020 to support charitable organizations important to its employees and policyholders. For more information on how Jewelers Mutual gives back, visit JewelersMutual.com/social-responsibility and check out this video and infographic highlighting the past year.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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