China Market Entrance Event

The World Gemological Institute (WGI) will host its China Market Entrance Event on February 27, 2008 at the Shenzhen Airline Hotel China.

Participants will include high officials, associates and leading companies from mainland China and Hong Kong, who will come to endorse the launch of WGI in the territory and to benefit from a unique networking and relationship building opportunity in China. The event is being organized by JPIJ Ltd. China. The keynote speaker at the event will be Mr. Rafael Aharoni, WGI's Honorary chairman for Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.

"We took upon ourselves the mission to help with the gemological education of the consumers. We believe that a more educated and knowledgeable consumer is the healthy foundation that our industry needs in order to prosper, " said Aharoni. "We are planning to expand WGI's affiliation with the Shenzhen area manufacturers and traders to stimulate the trade for the prosperity of the region. The World Gemological Institute (WGI) is creating new relationships with vendors in a setting that is dedicated to business understanding in order to keep abreast of industry trends. It aims to enable industry participants to learn what is new in the market place and in so doing to create meaningful, lasting relationships with key industry players. WGI will share ideas concerning common goals and challenges with other industry professionals to help create successful business practices in China."

Yinon Feldheim, WGI's CEO, added: "We are targeting China as one of our leading priorities. We are happy to start our Chinese market launch at Shenzhen. The city of Shenzhen is the center of China's jewelry manufacturing and the perfect place for international and Chinese buyers & suppliers to do business."

World Gemological Institute (WGI) will also participate in the China International Gold, Jewelry and Gem Fair, which will take place from February 28 to March 2, 2008 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. The Fair has received enthusiastic participation from manufacturers and traders from all over the world. The scale of the Fair and the number of exhibitors are expanding year by year.

Founded in 1977, World Gemological Institute is a state of the art diamond grading facility as well as a gemological research and education center. The World Gemological Institute is poised to help define the next generation of diamond grading services. In addition, World Gemological Institute also undertakes innovative gemological research to raise industry standards and benefit diamond consumers worldwide.

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