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NGTC, GAC to Host ICA Congress in China

Apr 4, 2013 2:05 PM   By ICA
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Press Release: The ICA 2013 Congress is receiving more major industry supporters. The National Gem & Jewelry Testing Centre (NGTC) and the Gem & Jewelry Association of China (GAC) will host the ICA Congress from May 12 to 16, along with the Department of Commerce of Hunan Province and Changsha Municipal People’s Government. The news was confirmed in a meeting with all parties held in Beijing, China on March 29.

NGTC and GAC are the two most important official bodies of gem and jewelry trade in China. Their full support of ICA  at Changsha continues a long history of cooperation in promoting colored gemstones in China. GAC is bringing its extensive media platforms such as “GAC News” and “China Gems” magazine to the congress. NGTC will invite famous scholars and specialist in the industry as congress speakers to discuss the current colored gemstone market potential and trends in China. In addition, they will also invite major Chinese gemological testing centers and laboratories as well as prominent business communities to attend the congress and the show.

The ICA Biennale Congress will carry the theme “Sourcing Countries and China Market” and the Changsha Show marks the last day. The long term goal of the ICA 2013 Congress is to build  a “green-channel” and explore the business potential of  China and the global market. For more details on the congress program, venue, mine tour and event highlights, please visit this page.

About the ICA
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), a non-profit organization, is the only worldwide body specifically created to benefit the global colored gemstone industry. ICA was founded in 1984 and is now comprised of almost 700 gemstone dealers, cutters, miners and retailors from 47 countries who are devoted to advancing and promoting the knowledge and appreciation of colored gemstones and jewelry.

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