The World Jewellery Confederation’s Sector A in session at the 2019 CIBJO Congress in Manama, Bahrain.

CIBJO Congresses

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 sectoral commissions and committees, where amendments can be introduced to the organisation’s definitive directories of international industry standards for diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, coral, precious metals,  gem labs and responsible sourcing, known as the Blue Books. They are the events at which office holders and board members are elected.

CIBJO Congresses take place on average once a year, and are hosted by a member organisation, which most often is a national gemstone and jewellery association, in the country where the member organisation is headquartered. The congress itself is held over three days, and is preceded by two days of steering committee meetings.

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.

CIBJO Congress 2004
Bangkok, Thailand
CIBJO Congress 2005
Hong Kong, China
CIBJO Congress 2006
Vancouver, Canada
CIBJO Congress 2007
Cape Town, South Africa
CIBJO Congress 2008
Dubai, UAE
CIBJO Congress 2009
Instanbul, Turkey
CIBJO Congress 2010
Munich, Germany
CIBJO Congress 2011
Porto, Portugal
CIBJO Congress 2012
Vicenza, Italy
CIBJO Congress 2013
Tel Aviv, Israel
CIBJO Congress 2014
Moscow, Russia
CIBJO Congress 2015
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
CIBJO Congress 2016
Yerevan, Armenia
CIBJO Congress 2018
Bogotá, Colombia
CIBJO Congress 2019
Manama, Bahrain
CIBJO Congress 2021
CIBJO Congress 2023
Jaipur, India
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CIBJO Congress 2019

Manama, Bahrain

CIBJO Congress 2021

Virtual & In Person

in Vicenza, Italy

CIBJO Congress 2023

Jaipur, India