JAA CEO Ian Hadassin has been appointed a vice president of CIBJO’s newly created CIBJO Association Executive Networking Commission.
Created during the 2009 CIBJO Congress in Istanbul last month, the Commission was set up with “the purpose of developing strategies to continually connect the executives working in national jewellery associations within the CIBJO community”.
Canadian Jewellers Association president Ken Mulhall will head the Commission which also includes Carole Grousey from Fédération Nationale HBJO of France and Lourens Maré from The Jewellery Council of South Africa.
CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri said the formation of the Commission was “timely”.
“As a rule of thumb, jewellery associations often face similar dilemmas and challenges,” he said.
“During these difficult economic times our members will be well served by sharing ideas and possibly by pooling resources, thus enabling them to run similar programs while reducing the cost of their implementation.
“CIBJO is the perfect platform for such initiatives.”
Mulhall said the Commission is planning to run an Association Executive Panel “consisting of three or four association executives who will present and share one of their own association’s successful programs” at the next CIBJO Congress.
“During such a session, the moderator will open the floor to identify current challenges for association executives, and through the spirit of sharing, solutions will be identified,” he said.
In addition, he said, online networking tools will be put in place to keep the associations community connected throughout the year.