The dates for the 2011 ICA Congress in Brazil have been confirmed. Be sure to mark your calendars for April 30 to May 4, 2011.  


ICA President Wilson Yuen and I are now in Rio de Janeiro for meetings and planning sessions with our hosts, IBGM-Brazilian Gems & Jewellery Trade Association, including IBGM President Hecliton Henriques, and with ICA Congress Chairman Clement Sabbagh, ICA Ambassador to Brazil Marcelo Ribeiro, and former ICA Director Sergio Martins.


The enthusiasm and commitment of our hosts and our members from Brazil to make this ICA Congress one of the most memorable ever is contagious!


The theme for the 2011 ICA Congress is “ETHICAL MINING & FAIR TRADE: Certification challenges from Mine to Market”. More details on topics will be coming soon.


The Early Bird Registration Form will be sent this week – take advantage of the reduced registration rate by confirming your participation ASAP.


Further details about beautiful Brazil, the ICA Congress agenda and activities will be coming soon.