International Colombian Emerald Conference

International Colombian Emerald Conference

1 2 t h   –   1 3 t h   M a y   2 0 2 2


Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Dubai, UAE


The conference will center around the Colombian emerald market and luxury sector, with keynote presentations confirmed from international industry leaders such as: Gabriel Angarita, Chief Executive Officer at CDTEC Gemmological Laboratory, Guillermo Galvis, president of the Colombian Emerald Exporters Association, Oscar Baquero, President of Fedesmeraldas, Cristina Villegas, Director of Responsible Sourcing and Minerals at Pact, and leading GCC figures including senior figures of the DMCC and representatives of the Department of International Trade (DIT).


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Attendees of the conference include:

Jaime Amin, Ambassador of Colombia within the UAE

Tatiana Cordoba, of ProColombia

Martin Leake, Special Advisor of Precious Stones in the DMCC

Patricia de Guzman, of the Dubai Design Academy

Belinda Morris, Editor of the The Jeweller, National Association of Jewellers


The event will provide networking opportunities with some of the key players in our industry and it will culminate in a Champagne reception.

These two days will include tours of:


The DMCC – Hub of the global commodities trade in Dubai. It is home to more than 20,000 businesses from a wide range of industries and sectors, many of which dedicated to diamonds, gold and base metals.

The Dubai Design Academy –  A DMCC initiative, offering comprehensive knowledge in Digital Jewellery Design and manufacturing.

Gold Souk – A traditional market in Dubai, located in Dubai’s commercial business district in Deira, consisting of over 380 retailers, most of whom are jewelry traders.

Emirates Gold Refinery – A precious metal refinery and bullion manufacturer, accredited to the DMCC.

The Gold and Diamond Park – Retail centre consisting of over 90 leading retailers and brands, displaying fine jewellery, gemstones, precious stones, gold, silver, platinum and high-end personal accessories.

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