Exhibition Floor Plan

Post by Super User
on 26 October 2016

Overview

Post by Super User
on 25 October 2016

The Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) of Tanzania and the Tanzania Mineral Dealers Association (TAMIDA) will hold the Arusha Gem Fair (AGF) formally Arusha International Gem, Jewelry and Minerals Fair (AIGJMF) at the Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania, April 19-21, 2016.

Expanding on the vision in our inaugural year, the three-day event promises to once again bring together premier gemstone and mineral producers from thirteen Sub-Saharan African countries in one forum, along with renowned industry leaders, respected mineral collectors, dealers, lapidary seminars and demonstrations, and round-table discussions with government leaders and industry players from our regional African partners. The 2016 AGF will continue to build the foundation for an international consortium that consists of government representatives, buyers, sellers and industry experts who will work together to form the future of the gemstone trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. We will once again be offering our popular Mine Tours to visit the sources of Tanzanite, Green Garnet & Ruby; along with tours of local lapidaries that were the result of discussions last year on increasing beneficiation back to the source; as well as the opportunity to safari in our national parks.

As our magnificent natural resources have given so much to us, the organizers and participants of this event understand the importance of beneficiation. Exhibitors will be required to showcase their work in the community, as well as participate in the sharing of best practices across their peers, with the continuous aim of making the mining/trading process in Sub-Saharan Africa one which invokes confidence in the end consumer. As a special feature in the AGF event, organizers continue to focus on empowering women in the gemstone trade through education in the areas of cutting and carving, and mentoring by strong female leaders.

The venue for the fair, Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha, provides a comfortable and scenic environment to enjoy the show. In addition to gemstones, Arusha is the hub for many tourist destinations including beautiful national parks, cultural excursions, and easy access by plane to picturesque beaches on the Indian Ocean. Tanzania is a peaceful and safe country that is welcoming to visitors from around the world. Most notably, April is one of the best month to visit the Serengeti and other southern parks, so those who choose to take in a safari will be seeing our parks at their best. Not only is the AGF event good for business, it is a destination that is welcoming to the whole family.

Panels & Presentations

Post by Super User
on 25 October 2016

ARUSHA GEM FAIR OFFICIAL SHOW GUIDE 2016

AUCTIONS, FORUMS AND PRESENTATIONS PROGRAM AGF 2016
Date
Event
Time
Venue
Tuesday, April 19th
Auction: Tanzanite tender auction conducted by TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd
10:00am – 5:00pm
Mount Meru HotelExhibition Rooms (3rdFloor)
Auction: Tender auction of various minerals in Government stock run by Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency
10:00am – 5:00pm
Mount Meru HotelExhibition Rooms (3rdFloor)
Forum: Minister’s Round Table Forum with Industry Leaders
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Mount Meru Hotel Tembo Conference Room
Wednesday,April 20th
Auction: Tanzanite tender auction conducted by TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd
10:00am – 5:00pm
Mount Meru HotelExhibition Rooms (3rdFloor)
Auction: Tender auction of various minerals in Government stock run by Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency
10:00am – 5:00pm
Mount Meru HotelExhibition Rooms (3rdFloor)
Presentation: Institute ofGemology Madagascar
11:00am – 12:00pm
Mount Meru Hotel Twiga Conference Room
Presentation: Introduction
 
 
 
to the Instruments of a Field Gemologist by Noreen Masaki
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Mount Meru Hotel Twiga Conference Room
Thursday, April 21st
Auction: Tanzanite tender auction conducted by TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd
10:00am – 3:00pm
Mount Meru HotelExhibition Rooms (3rdFloor)
Auction: Tender auction of various minerals in Government stock run by Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency
10:00am – 3:00pm
Mount Meru HotelExhibition Rooms (3rdFloor)
Presentation: Grading of Facet Rough by Noreen Masaki
11:00am – 12:00pm
Mount Meru Hotel Twiga Conference Room

Fair Program 2016

Post by Super User
on 25 October 2016

Registration Desk will be open for early registration on 18th April from 14:00 to 17:00 and 21st April from 10:00 to 17:00 hours

 

EVENTS PROGRAM 

 

Date

Event - Responsible Person

Time

Venue

Monday,

April 18th

Submission of Exhibitor's License Agreement and Booths Set-Up

All Exhibitors

10:00am-10:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(1st & 2nd Floors)

Trade Show Registration

All Exhibitors

10:00am-10:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Hotel Lobby

Tuesday,

April 19th

Trade Show and Tours Registration

All Participants

8:00am – 5:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Hotel Lobby

Trade Show/Public Visit

All Participants

10:00am – 5:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(1st & 2nd Floors)

Opening Ceremony (Welcoming Remarks)

AGF Chairman

10:00am – 10:15am

Mount Meru Hotel

Meru Restaraunt

Opening Ceremony (Welcoming Remarks) – Permanent Secretary (MEM)

10:15am –10:30am

Mount Meru Hotel

Meru Restaraunt

Opening Ceremony (Opening Remarks)

Minister (MEM)

10:30am – 11:00am

Mount Meru Hotel

Meru Restaraunt

Visit to the Trade Show

Minister (MEM)

11:00am – 12:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(1st & 2nd Floors)

Media Coverage and Interview

Minister (MEM)

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Tembo Conference Room

Wednesday,

April 20th

Trade Show and Tours Registration

All Participants

09:00am-05:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Hotel Lobby

Trade Show/Public Visit

All Participants

10:00am-05:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(1st & 2nd Floors)

Thursday,

April 21st

Trade Show and Tours Registration

All Participants

09:00am-05:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Hotel Lobby

Trade Show/Public Visit

All Participants

10:00am-04:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(1st & 2nd Floors)

 

 

MINE AND SAFARI TOURS

 

Date

Event

Time

Location

Friday, April 22nd

Saturday, April 23rd

Mine Tours

08:00am-06:00pm

Merelani (Tanzanite)

Lemshuku (Green Garnet)

Longido (Ruby)

Friday, April 22nd

Saturday, April 23rd

Safari Tours

08:00am-06:00pm

National Parks - Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and

Mount Kilimanjaro

 

NB: All Mine and Safari Tours will be at own participant’s costs.

 

AUCTIONS, FORUMS AND PRESENTATIONS PROGRAM

Date

Event

Time

Venue

Tuesday,

April 19th

Auction: Tanzanite tender auction conducted by TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd

10:00am – 5:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(3rd Floor)

Auction: Tender auction of various minerals in Government stock run by Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency

10:00am – 5:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(3rd Floor)

Forum: Minister’s Round Table Forum with Industry Leaders

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Tembo Conference Room

Wednesday,

April 20th

Auction: Tanzanite tender auction conducted by TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd

10:00am – 5:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(3rd Floor)

Auction: Tender auction of various minerals in Government stock run by Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency

10:00am – 5:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(3rd Floor)

Presentation: Institute of Gemology Madagascar

11:00am – 12:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Twiga Conference Room

Presentation: Introduction to the Instruments of a Field Gemologist by Noreen Masaki

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Twiga Conference Room

Thursday,

April 21st

Auction: Tanzanite tender auction conducted by TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd

10:00am – 3:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(3rd Floor)

Auction: Tender auction of various minerals in Government stock run by Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency

10:00am – 3:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Exhibition Rooms

(3rd Floor)

Presentation: Grading of Facet Rough by Noreen Masaki

11:00am – 12:00pm

Mount Meru Hotel

Twiga Conference Room

 

 

 

Guest Speakers

Post by Super User
on 25 October 2016

Rasolonjatovo Andrianirina, General ManagerIGM

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Rasolonjatovo Andrianirina
is the General Manager of Gemmological Institute of Madagascar (IGM). IGM is an agency of theMinistry of Mines.It was established in 2003 by the Project (PRGM) on managment of mineral resources, funded by the World Bank and the Malagasy Government. IGM’s main partner, the Gemmological Association of London being an ATC “Allied Teaching Center”. It aims to promote the professionalization of the sector and thereby increase the value added by the Malagasy mining products through its services:  Gemological Laboratory,– sale and rental equipment gemology and lapidary and training :  Gemology, the theoretical and practical study of the gem, - identification – Lapidary, the technique of polishing and cutting gems and Jewellery making costume jewelry.  

 
Ms.NoreenMasaki

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Noreen Masaki
is an experienced facetter, focused on optical effects, searching for the perfect light return and brilliance in colored gems. Ms. Masaki graduated from the Open University of Tanzania in 2012 with an MBA. She started her career in 2005 and for seven years held the position of lapidary instructor at the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) formally SEAMIC.  Today, she manages an independent Lapidary Training Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In addition she organizes field trips to various gemstone mines for her students and visitors from around the world.  Noreen Masaki is a native Tanzanian. Her knowledge, experience and vision are a showcase of successful development in the lapidary field. She represents the future of her profession and provides an innovative stewardship strategy for her country unique resources.