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Full text of CIBJO President’s speech to 2014 CIBJO Congress

“CIBJO gets its mandate from its members, which for the most part are national associations representing the very grass roots if the industry in their respective countries,” said CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri, in his opening address to the CIBJO Congress. “We are open to the participation of all relevant people and companies, be they large or small, and our mission is to defend their interests and also the interests of our consumers, without whose trust none of us could survive.”

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CIBJO President commits to defending right of all ethical players to participate in business

CIBJO's commitment to responsible business practices and Corporate Social Responsibility is absolute, said CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri in his address to the Opening Session of the CIBJO Congress 2014 in Moscow. “We refuse to accept a situation by which ethical and upstanding members of our trade are unable to compete fairly because that they cannot afford or are structurally unable to implement the systems that are imposed upon them, he stated.

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Russian Finance Minister opens CIBJO Congress 2014, CIBJO President promises to defend even playing field

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov delivered the opening address of the 2014 CIBJO Congress 2014, which commenced this morning at the Russian Jewellery Guild in Moscow. Speaking to a crowd of 300 industry members, he paid tribute to the World Jewellery Confederation, and particularly to its work relating to the harmonisation of standards, promoting Social Corporate Responsibility and maintaining consumer confidence.

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CIBJO releases EU Committee Special Report, discusses liaison with the European Commission

MILAN, ITALY: May 12, 2014 -With one week to go to the opening of the 2014 CIBJO Congress in Moscow on May 19, 2014, the eighth of the CIBJO Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO EU Committee, headed by CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri and coordinated by Thilo Brückner, the report looks at liaison activities conducted by CIBJO with the European Commission, with the goal of advancing the interests of the jewellery industry in the countries of the European Union.

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CIBJO releases Pearl Commission Special Report, explores possibility of unified grading system

With fewer than two weeks to go to the opening of the 2014 CIBJO Congress in Moscow on May 19, 2014, the seventh of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Pearl Commission, headed by Kenneth Scarratt, the report considers the subject of a unified pearl grading system, which currently is being worked upon within CIBJO and which will be on the agenda of the Pearl Commission, when it meets at the congress on May 20.

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CIBJO releases Gemmological Commission Special Report, explores gem lab harmonisation and consistency

With fewer than three weeks to go to the opening of the 2014 CIBJO Congress in Moscow on May 19, 2014, the sixth of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Gemmological Commission, headed by Hanco Zwaan, the report considers how gem labs may act to promote the harmonisation of standards and nomenclature.

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