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11th IAC Gold & Diamonds Conference Set Virtually For July 13-15 July 04, 2021 (0 comments)


New York, NY—Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Initiatives in Art & Culture Gold & Diamond Conference, which will be presented as a series of virtual mid-day discussions spanning three days in mid-July.

The conference will delve into questions of transparency, language, legislation, regulation, value, and impact. Midday conversations on these topics will be held July 13-15. 

Confirmed speakers include gem and jewelry consultant Katherine Andrews; World Diamond Council president Edward Asscher; David Block, CEO of Sarine Group; Aimee Boulanger, executive director of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IMRA); George Cajati, foreing affairs officer for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’ Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures; Angel Camacho, criminal analyst with the FBI; Allison Charalambous, head of responsible sourcing and sustainability for Brilliant Earth; jewelry designers Alici Cicolini and Ana Katarina; Anisa Costa, chief sustainability officer for Tiffany & Co.; Nick Cotts, senior vice president of external relations for Newmont Mining; Iris van Der Veken, executive director of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC); Stephen D’Esposito, CEO of Resolve and DDI @ Resolve; designer and gemologist Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia; Al Gilbertson, project manager of cut research for GIA; Eve Goldberg, principal and owner at William Goldberg; Mark Hanna, chief marketing officer for Richline Group; Sheila Khama, former CEO of De Beers in Botswana; author and editor Jill Newman; Jen Peyser, senior mediator and director of the ethical resource program RESOLVE; Cathryn Ramirez, GG, executive director of alumni development and continuing education at GIA; author Kyle Roderick; Paul Schneider, founder and owner of Twist; Tiffany Stevens, CEO and general counsel of the Jewelers’ Vigilance Committee; Eira Thomas, CEO of Lucara; Cristina M. Villegas, director of mine-to-market for Pact; Robert Weldon, director of the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library at GIA; and Feriel Zerouki, senior vice president for corporate affairs for De Beers Group.

Click here to register.

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