CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, announced it will hold its 2014 annual congress in Moscow May 19–21.
The 19th-century Hotel Metropol, located within a short walk of the Kremlin and Red Square, will serve as the congress’ primary venue. Sessions during the final two days of the event, which will be hosted by the Russian Jewellers Guild, will take place at Estet Jewellery House.
“We are delighted to accept the generous invitation of the chairman and board members of the Russian Jewellers Guild to hold our congress in Moscow,” said Gaetano Cavalieri, president of CIBJO, in a statement.
“Russia represents the length and breadth of our industry, with massive supplies of raw minerals, diamonds, and colored gemstones, a fast developing jewelry industry, and one of the world’s most exciting jewelry markets,” Cavalieri said. “The congress will provide an invaluable opportunity to explore the new frontiers it offers our business, and also to visit this fascinating city and country.”