Dear Members,

The 14th ICA Congress-the largest international event for colored gemstones will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from April 30th to May 4th, 2011.

Please register and make payment online through the ICA website www.gemstone.org to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration until March 8th.

Staying at the Sofitel, Rio de Janeiro, located on Copacabana Beach which is the venue of the Congress will make it very convenient to attend all the events. Please log onto the Congress website www.rioicacongress.com  and make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.
The ICA Congress attracts delegates from every mining, producing and gems and jewelry trading center in the world. Networking at the Congress and participating in the business matching opportunities is a great way to find new business partners as well as discover new industry developments. Sign up for this exciting opportunity at Business Matching Opportunity.
One of the highlights of the ICA Congress in Rio is the Brazil Gem Fair. Over 40 of Brazil's most significant producers and exporters of colored gemstones will be exhibiting their products exclusively for Congress delegates.

Brazil houses some of the finest gemstones and jewelry design in the world. For the first time, ICA is proud to announce a jewelry design competition with exciting awards for the winners.  Enter the competition by applying on ICA Colored Gemstone Jewelry Design Award.

Brazil is widely recognized as a place of joyful people, as the country of sports, music and celebration. Collaborating all these aspects of Brazil should give you plenty of ideas to take part in the Poster Competition. We are thrilled to announce incredible cash prizes for our winners. Register for the poster competition at ICA International Poster Competition.

We also have noted speakers such as Michael Rae, CEO, Responsible Jewelry Council; Douglas Hucker, CEO, American Gem Trade Association, Ian Harebottle, CEO, Gemfields, Lorenzo Yih, Lorenzo Jewelry, Ltd.; Robert Weldon, Andrew Lucas & Vincent Pardieu of GIA; and many more.
Calling all golfers! Be sure to sign up now at Golf Tournament to participate in an ICA tradition where the chance to show off your golf skills should not be missed.

Below is the daily schedule of events planned for the Congress. Please take advantage of all the activities and events planned to make it the most memorable Congress in the history of ICA. 

Congress Activities
Daily Schedule
Brazil Gem Fair
Business Matching Opportunity
ICA Colored Gemstone Jewelry Design Award
ICA International Poster Competition
Spouses Tour
Golf Tournament

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