13th Annual International Gold and Diamond Conference (IGDC) is announced scheduled during the July 17 to July 19, 2023 at Bohemian National Hall, New York, organised by Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC).
“IAC’s conference…is a must for anyone looking to get in-depth insight into a wide range of industry trends spanning from sustainability and ethical sourcing to technological developments in today’s ever more demanding consumer, social, and legal environments.” David Sarine, CEO Sarine.
Join leading experts in Maintaining Purpose, a wide-ranging look at the jewelry, precious metals, and diamond industries. Jewelry is our lens, with a twin focus on artistry and responsible practice. A focus, we suggest, unique to IAC.
All of us, from those upstream in supply chains to those realizing an artistic vision in fine jewelry, must maintain purpose: we must do the work, ever-committed to effecting the change we seek.
Thus, conscious of the imperative to balance the needs of current and future generations, we explore varied declarations of purpose and principle on responsible practice and cultural preservation and how to harmonize and operationalize them, taking action, driven by aspiration. We consider new technologies for extraction and sourcing, new mine-to-market models, and new approaches to training, whether the next generation of jewelers or miners. Always with an eye to meeting evolving environmental and climate challenges.
Perhaps most fundamentally, we investigate the critical question of what constitutes luxury in an age of responsible practice.
During the conference, IAC will present its 6th annual award for Leadership in Responsible Practice and 3rd annual award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Diamond and Jewelry Industries.
The conference kicks off with a welcoming reception at Heritage Auctions New York located at 445 Park Avenue with remarks by Roberta Kramer, Vice President- Strategy & Business Development at Heritage. CIBJO is IAC’s Conference Partner for Maintaining Purpose.
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