ICA 2013 Congress Schedule and Speaker Program
Hong Kong April 26, 2013- The ICA is pleased to announce the schedule of ICA 2013 congress and the presentation topics of some of our honorable speakers. Please kindly find the attachments for your kind consideration. We are looking forward to seeing you very soon!
May 12 and 13 are the ICA congress registration days. The 24- Hour Shuttle buses service will be provided from the airport to the congress venue. The congress Opening Gala will kick off in the evening on May 13!
On May 14 and 15, the congress will feature over 30 Chinese and international speakers who will be sharing their expertise in fields ranging from gemstone producing and mining to custom, laboratories, gems and jewelry designs and marketing practice. A special tour visit to the International Gemstone Culture and Creative Industrial Park (IGCCIP) will be arranged in the afternoon of May 14.
On May 16, morning, all congress delegates are invited to the grand Changsha Show Openin g and the China (Changsha) Mineral and Gem Show.
On May 16, In the afternoon, the eligible congress delegates will hold the ICA Members General Assembly where the new President and Board of Directors will be duly introduced and formally installed.
Special Visit to the International Gemstone Culture and Creative Industrial Park (IGCCIP)
On the afternoon of May 14 (around 3:30), presentation of the IGCCIP project. The project is hosted by ICA and the Changsha Government. The projection is to collect data and build up the database to further leverage with the Chinese government, with the effort to launch the proper special importation Channel and Mechanism for colored gemstones in China. It is expected to be built within 5 years and turn into an all-in-one colored gemstone production and marketing base incorporating R&D, appraisal, gems and jewelry design, processing, training and trading in China. The project is fully supported by Changsha National Economic & Development Zone.