The Brazilian Jewellery and Gems Trade Association (IBGM) is a national, private, non-profit organization founded in 1977, with headquarters in Brasília and a branch office in São Paulo. It represents the entire production chain of the gems and jewelry sector.
The Program is a joint initiative between government and private entities, represented respectively by IBGM and Apex-Brasil. The program was developed to promote a significant increase in Brazilian exports of gemstones, jewellery and manufactured precious metals, integrating a variety of promotional events over short and medium terms. This Program currently supports around 160 companies.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.
Apex-Brasil organizes several initiatives aiming to promote Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency´s efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, arrangement of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, and other select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad.