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Press Release: ICA Creates Incentives to Attract Young Members

Mar 26, 2015 2:08 PM   By ICA
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Press Release: The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA)  encourages younger members of the international colored gemstone industry to join, so  it has reduced their fees and it will be taking further steps to develop a new, younger generation of members. The ICA said the new initiative is part of its overall plans to bring in younger people who are involved in the business to participate in international events, including the ICA Congress which is held every two years.

As a result, the ICA is pleased to announce that it will be subsidizing part of the cost of the registration fee for ICA younger members in order to encourage them to attend the ICA's Congress in May, which is being held in Sri Lanka. The registration fee for junior members is being lowered to $250 from $900.

"We regard it as very important that we encourage the younger generation of gemstone professionals to attend the congress and other international events related to the colored gemstone business," said ICA's president, Benjamin Hackman. "We want to see as many younger members as possible attend the congress and become involved in the organization's activities.

"We have many excellent younger members and we want them to see more clearly what is involved in the ICA's work and to take part in the development of the international colored gemstone industry. As a result, the ICA board of directors agreed at its meeting at the Tucson gem fair in early February to further subsidize the next gems and jewelry generation by lowering the cost of registration for the congress," he added.

The ICA Congress will be held from May 16 to 19 in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. More than 400 ICA delegates from around the world are due to participate in the ICA's 16th Congress to be held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo.

"The congress and other ICA events are an opportunity for industry leaders in the gemstone and jewelry field to come together to gain knowledge about the latest developments in gemstones, see presentations by industry experts on the latest trends and network with colleagues from across the globe," Hackman said.

The 2015 congress will also feature a gem trade show with more than 50 companies, carefully chosen by an expert selection panel, and showcase a spectacular range of loose gemstones and gemstone-set jewelry.

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 over 600 gemstone dealers, cutters and miners from 47 countries who are devoted to advancing and promoting the knowledge and appreciation of colored gemstones.

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