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When: Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:00 PM
Where: Hanley Corporate Tower Building
101 S Hanley Rd
4th Floor
Clayton, Missouri  63105
United States
Presenter: Douglas K. Hucker, CGA
Contact: Anne Howitt, CGA

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Parking: There will be complimentary parking in our surface lot, or in the building’s garage, both of which are accessible from Bonhomme Avenue, on the south side of our building. Please bring in your parking ticket for validation.
Cost: $25
Register: Online or send checks payable to AGS MO Guild c/o Summa Jewelers, 115 W. Argonne, Kirkwood, MO 63122


The St. Louis Guild Presents

Douglas K. Hucker, CG, "The Road Back to Burma"


Presented in partnership with GIA St. Louis Chapter.

The St. Louis AGS Guild and GIA chapter are pleased to present Douglas K. Hucker, CG, CEO of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) will be presenting “The Road Back to Burma”, an in-depth presentation of the recent trip to Myanmar by industry leaders.

In October 2016, a delegation representing the United States gemstone and jewelry industry traveled to Myanmar to discuss bilateral trade between the two countries with the intent of re-establishing direct lines of commerce between the countries.

The delegation was led by Douglas Hucker; AGTA President, Jeffrey Bilgore; Jewelers of America (JA) President & CEO, David J. Bonaparte; and Gemological Institute of America's (GIA), Dr. Jim Shigley. Also joining the delegation were Timothy Haake of Haake/Fetzer, senior counsel to JA, and the Inle Advisory Group, a Myanmar-centric business consulting firm.

The delegation met with representatives of the Myanmar government, including members of Parliament and Ministerial delegations, members of Myanmar gemstone industry and local representatives of civil society. The delegation also traveled to Mogok, the famed center of gemstone mining and trade, visiting numerous mines, meeting with various groups of miners and dealers.

The presentation will be begin at 7:00 p.m. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.



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The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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