About the
Conference

Africa Gem Exhibition & Conference

About The Conference

The Africa Gem Exhibition and Conference (AGEC) aims to showcase the wealth of gemstones occurrence in Africa. Countries along with their miners and traders will get a platform to show case their gemstones in the exhibition pavilion which will create a marketplace for local, regional and international buyers to source directly from country of origin.

In line with the theme of the event to promote responsible sourcing of gemstones from Africa, this will be an opportunity for miners to network with the players in the supply chain and learn the dynamics of the trade. It is also expected that through this interaction, the miners will start to comprehend the benefits and opportunities in value addition of their gemstones.

Objectives

Policy Implementation

To host policy conversations on the supply chain dynamics of the gemstones sector

Innovation

To prompt innovative ideas for promoting and incentivising value addition of gemstones

Responsible Sourcing

Promote responsible sourcing of gemstones from Africa and impacting communities positively

Marketplace

Provide a marketplace for ASMs to exhibit and sell their gemstones

Trade & Exchange

To incentivize regional trading and skills exchange

Visibility

Enhance the visibility of Africa as a gem producing hub to the international dealers and jewellers

We aim to create linkage between UN SDGS and responsible sourcing of gems stones across the supply chain

What to expect

A breakfast for policy makers and industry leaders to delve deeper and explore various subjects that affect the gemstone trade in Africa.

A Gala dinner. It will feature a reward ceremony for the winners of the gem cutting competition

Technical training workshops running parallel to the conference focussing on various topics

A gemstone cutting competition to demonstrate the skills and capability of African gemologists to cut and polish a variety of gemstones

A networking cocktail event

Collaborating Partners

Ministry of Mines & Mineral Development Zambia

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Contact details

Telephone Number: +254 799 902 545 | Email: info@agecafrica.com