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ICA Congress 2013 - Changsha, China - Speaker presentations


Ms. Ke Jie - Director, National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC)
Topic: Current situation and strategy of testing and identification of colored gemstones in China

Ms. Wang Chunli - General Manager of Beijing Caishikou Department Store Co Ltd
Topic: Colored gemstones potential in China from the view of Beijing market

Mr. Yang Mingxing - Dean, Gemmological Institute China University of Geosciences
Topic:  Gemmological Education in China: Current Status and Perspectives

Visut Pisutha-Arnond - The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT)
Topic: Color Gemstones language and classification tools

Special Announcement from the Office of Hunan Government

Dr. Lu Taijin - Chief Researcher, Beijing Institute, National Gems & Jewelry Technology Administrative Center (NGTC)
Topic: Geographic determination of major colored gemstones

Dr. Qiu Zhili - Director of Gemstones, Research and Grading (Assessment) Center of Sun Yat-Sen University
Topic: The development of color gemstone market and the tax structure of China

Mr. Lu Lihang - President, Shenzhen Shuibei Jewelry Co Ltd
Topic: Sustainable development, current situation and future trend of China Gemstone industry

Mr. Wu Jingsheng - Deputy Director, Administrative Committee of CETDZ

Mr. Andy Lucas - Product Manager GIA
Topic: Education; From Source to Counter

Mr. Ken Scarratt - Gemologica Institute of America (GIA)
Topic: Gemstone sources for the 21th century: Challanges and Opportunities

Chinese Version

Mr. Francis Cui - ICA Ambassador, Co-founder @ CEO,
Topic: How to develop colored stone business through internet

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Mr. Marcelo Ribeiro - Director, Belmont Mine
Topic: Emerald: Key aspects from source to market

Mr. Amitha Gamage & Mr. A.H.M. Imtizam - Sri Lanka delegates
Topic: Current Gem $ Jewellery Industry in Sri Lanka

Sophia Chong - Director HKTDC
Topic: Helping SMEs Expand their Global Trade through the HKTDC's Integrated Marketplace

Mr. Jean Claude Michelou - ICA vice-president; senior technical adviser of UNCRI initiative project; chairman of ICA ethical mining and trading committee
Topic: United Nations - UNCRI initiative for coulored gemstones traceability and certification of ethical Origins

Shirley Zhang - Founder of the MeiHe Jewelry styling Research Center
Topic: Jewelry Styling Arts - "the colors become integral part of your life"

Mr. Gabriel Angarita - President of the Emerald Exporters Association (ACODES)
Topic: Colombian Emeralds: "An update and outlook in the world gems market"

Hecliton Santini Henriques - President IBGM
Topic: Brazil - The Land of Precious Stones

Daniel Nyfeler - Managing Director, Gubelin Gem Lab
Topic: Treatment Disclosures on Coloured Gemstones

Benjamin J. Mchwampaka - Tanzanian Delegate
Topic: The Development of Gemstone Industry in Tanzania with Focus on Legal Framework, Control and Trading Environment

Mr. Duke Lee - Director and Vice President of Asia-Pacific of Palladium Alliance
Topic: Palladium is Color


ICA congress opens on May 14th with great Government and Industry Support

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May 17, Changsha, China- The ICA 2013 congress officially kicked off with the grand opening ceremony in Changsha, Hunan, China on the morning of May 14.  This 15th edition of ICA congress received great participation. ICA welcomed over 600 participants from the government, trade, lab, miners and media from over 30 countries and regions in total.

The ICA 2013 Congress received good attendance.


Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony was attended by high-rank government officials. Some of them are deputy governor of the Hunan Government Mr. Li Youzhi; Deputy Director of Department of Commerce of Hunan Province Mr. Luo Shuangfeng; Changsha Municipal and deputy mayor Ms. Zhang Yinchun and executive director of Changsha National Economic & Technical Zone Mr. Li Keming.

Hunan deputy Governor Li Youzhi signed on the electronic sign-up board at the entrance of the congress venue.

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