Baselworld has become a commercial member of CIBJO the World Jewellery Confederation, in an aim to be more “firmly rooted in the jewellery, gemstone and pearl industry”.
Baselworld said the move aims to help the trade show to be as close as possible to its stakeholders and to “better understand their needs and to better support and serve them in their pursuit of the highest professional and ethical standards and technical skills”.
CIBJO is the international jewellery confederation of national trade organisations from 45 countries, and additionally includes as commercial members many of the world’s leading international corporations. Its purpose is to “encourage harmonisation, promote international cooperation in the jewellery industry” and to consider issues which concern the trade worldwide.
Michel Loris-Melikoff, managing director of Baselworld said: “Baselworld is particularly proud to join the largest international organisation in the jewellery, gemstone and pearl industry. Becoming a member of CIBJO allows us to actively support the organisation and to participate directly in its development.
“We are driven by the same values of ambition, tenacity and sustainability. I thank Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri for welcoming us with stimulating enthusiasm. The sector will be able to count on the support of Baselworld.”
Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri, president of the CIBJO, added: “CIBJO is delighted to welcome Baselworld into its ranks. As a jewellery and watch trade show that for decades has served as leader both in Europe and internationally, it provides one of the most effective platforms possible for advancing the mission to harmonise industry standards and promote Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability throughout the value chain. I look forward to working with the Baselworld team.”