The Russian capital of Moscow will welcome delegates from around the world to the 2014 CIBJO Congress, which will take place May 19-21, with pre-congress meetings starting on May 17. The main venue for the event is the Russian Jewellery Guild, and the congress hotel is the Hotel Nikol’skaya Kempinski in Moscow’s city center.

CIBJO Congresses serves as the official gathering place for the World Jewellery Confederation’s Assembly of Delegates, and also the venue for the annual meetings of CIBJO’s sectoral commissions, where amendments can be introduced to the organisation’s definitive directories of international industry standards for diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, gem labs and precious metals, known as the Blue Books.

The CIBJO Congress is also where the programme of World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF) and CIBJO’s ongoing cooperation with the United Nations is reported upon.

Hosting the CIBJO Congress 2014 is the Russian Jewellers’ Guild.

Located on the Moskva River, Moscow is the seat of governmentof the Russia Federation and is one of Europe’s most important political, economic, cultural and scientific capitals, with a population of more than 11.5 million.

The city centre, which is dominated by the walled Kremlin complex, Red Square and iconic Saint Basil’s Cathedral, provides a spectacular backdrop for the CIBJO Congress.