Gemfest in Bangkok

Distinguished industry leaders in diamonds and colored stones addressed the nearly 200 people who attended GIA GemFest 2000 Sept. 14 and the 26th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair. The event was co-organized by the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) and Gemological Institute of America, Thailand campus. Guest speakers and officials who participated include: Pongpan Tulyakijja, director, TGJTA; Christopher Keenan, director, GIA Thailand; Brett O’Connor, director, Sotheby’s, China and Southeast Asia, Jewelry; Campbell R. Bridges, managing director, Bridges Exploration Ltd., Kenya; Pornchai Chuenchomlada, vice president, TGJTA; Samrit Siri-Aramsukul, general secretary, TGJTA.