ICA to host 16th  congress in Sri Lanka 

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The International Colored Gem Stones Congress (ICA), the sole global think-tank which serves to benefit the coloured gemstone industries has chosen Sri Lanka as the host country for its 16th congress to be held from 16 – 19 May 2015 in Colombo at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. This is the second time that Sri Lanka will be hosting the prestigious ICA event which prides itself for uniting various segments of the coloured gem trade. The theme for the event is ‘Sapphire & MORE’. A ‘Facets Congress Gem Show’ will also be held from 15 to 18 May at same venue. The event is to be attended by leading international buyers, gem and jewellery academia, professionals, manufacturers, marketers and suppliers from all over the world and has been poised as an occasion for networking and developing new business opportunities whilst showcasing the lucrative local gem and jewellery trade. The ICA is in coordination with the main organisers, the National Gem and Jewelry Association of Sri Lanka (NGJA) and the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewelry Association (SLGJA) along with the Export Development Board (EDB) in planning and organising this prestigious event. ICA is a non-profit association which has a membership of over 500 members from 42 countries representing 75% of the purchasing power of the international market for coloured stones. The ICA often organises congress on different issues ranging from promotion to the production of gemstones. The main purpose of the congress would be to link the various segments of the coloured gemstone industry.