Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

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Join leading experts in Expanding Horizons, a wide-ranging look at the jewelry, precious metals, diamond, and colored stone industries. Jewelry is our lens, with a twin focus on artistry and responsible practice. A focus, we suggest, unique to IAC. IAC’s international conference devoted to gold and diamonds and colored stones has taken place annually since 2011. Cross-disciplinary in approach, this conference transcends conventional discourse by bringing together representatives from every industry sector and thought-leaders from varied disciplines, challenging all to embrace change without fear. Participants constitute a Who’s Who in diamond, colored stones, and gold and jewelry communities. The conference, which is a microcosm of the related fields of endeavors, has become an evolving community. Providing a unique opportunity to consider gold and diamonds holistically (ranging from sourcing to craftsmanship), the conference serves as a laboratory in which connections are made, new ways of thinking embraced, new projects are launched, and new solutions discovered. 
All of us, from those upstream in supply chains to those realizing an artistic vision in fine jewelry, must not only maintain purpose by doing the work, ever-committed to effecting the change we seek, but we must expand our horizons in every way both geographically and in perceiving and addressing the problems we tackle and the goals we set. 
Among topics Expanding Horizons will explore are the following:
·         Jewelry, with a twin focus on artistry and responsible practice
·         Luxury in an age of responsible practice
·         Ways and means of achieving cross-industry convergence and collaboration in pursuit of shared objectives
·         Evolving environmental and climate challenges
·         Looking beyond net zero, with a specific focus on developing economies and their particular vulnerabilities and the need to balance the needs of current and future generations
·         Enduring scalable solutions in the ASM sector  
·         Single mine / single source models 
·         Comparative approaches to retaining greater added value in producing countries
·         “Origin” and its many meanings and applications
·         Cultural heritage and artistic practice as natural resources
·         New technologies for design, in fabrication of jewelry, in regard to sustainability, and for achieving environmental and social objectives
·        Defining and expanding our understanding of the Heritage House to include non-Western examples.
·        The evolution of the jewelry consumer and new market opportunities
Committed participants as of 30 April include:
·         Mmetle Masire (CEO, Okavango Diamond Company)
·         Satta Matturi (Jewelry designer)
·         Emefa Cole (Goldsmith)
·         Douglas Neves (CEO, Cruzeiro Mine)
·         Marcelo Ribiero (CEO, Belmont Emerald Mines)
·         Gaetano Cavalieri (President, CIBJO)
·         Iris Van Der Veken (Executive Director, Watch and Jewelry 2030 Initiative)
·         John Mulligan (Director and Climate Lead, World Gold Council; President, Sustainable Development    Commission, World Jewellery Confederation CIBJO)
·         Rob Bates (News Director, JCK)
·         David Block (CEO, Sarine)
·         Charlie Betts (Managing Director, Betts Metals & Co-Founder, Single Mine Origin)
·         Shari Gittleman (Senior Director, External Relations, Newmont)
·         Mark Hanna (CMO, Richline Group)
·         Tiffany Stevens (CEO/President, Jewelers Vigilance Committee)
·         Rachel Perks (Senior Mining Specialist, World Bank)
·         Cristina Villegas (Director, Mines to Market, Pact)

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2024-07-15 @ 08:00 AM (EDT) to
2024-07-17 @ 05:00 PM (EDT)

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