(Press Release) MILAN, ITALY - Registration for the 2017 congress of CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation, is now open. Delegates and other participants may register for the congress, as well as book hotel rooms, via a dedicated congress website located at: http://www.cibjo.org/congress2017.

The 2017 CIBJO Congress will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 5-7, 2017, with pre-congress meetings beginning on Nov. 2. The World Ruby Forum, which is being organised in conjunction with the congress, will take place Nov. 4. The main venue for the CIBJO Congress and the official congress hotel will be the Shangri-La Bangkok.

The congress is being be hosted by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and the Gem and Jewellery Institute of Thailand (GIT), both of which fall under the jurisdiction of the Thai Ministry of Commerce.

The dedicated website includes the congress programme and important travel information. An online registration form for the congress is available, as is a link to the Shangri-La Bangkok booking service, which enables participant to book hotel rooms at a special congress rate. Since the CIBJO Congress 2017 will be a carbon-neutral event, participants are also requested to complete a carbon footprinting form.

Information about the program being prepared for accompanying persons and pre and post-congress touring opportunities will be added at a later date.

As the official venue for the meeting of the CIBJO Assembly of Delegates, the CIBJO Congress will gather in Bangkok the members of national jewelry and gemstone associations from more than 40 countries and representatives of many of the industry's most important commercial bodies. The congress also serves as a forum for CIBJO's professional commissions, and is the venue at which its Diamond, Coloured Stones, Pearl, Coral, Precious Metals and Gemmological Blue Books are discussed and updated.


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