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Baker to Discuss Global Trends in Thailand

Sep 21, 2011 3:14 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... Donna Baker, the president of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), will  share industry insights as well as her vision for the GIA in the 21st century at the upcoming Gemstone Gathering in Thailand on September 28. This regular gathering, which has become an integral event for GIA operations in Thailand,  marks the 50th such meeting since 2007. donna baker

Kenneth Scarratt, the director of the GIA Laboratory in Bangkok, explained that Gemstone Gatherings keep students, lab clients, industry professionals and the overall trade informed and up to speed on the trends and developments shaping our industry.

''It is very fitting to have Donna headline our 50th event in this long-running series,'' Scarratt said. ''We’re certain our attendees will enjoy this exceptional opportunity to learn from her industry expertise.''

The presentation will cover GIA’s global expansion and the new GIA education center in Bangkok. In addition, Baker will speak to the industry’s evolution and the ways in which GIA responds with ongoing advancements in research, education and laboratory services.

Baker, pictured, began her GIA career in 2001, serving as vice president and general counsel, and was responsible for the direct oversight of GIA's legal affairs and various other departments, including human resources, operations, real estate planning and development.  In November 2006, she was appointed GIA's president.

GIA Thailand’s Gemstone Gathering is a free, but due to limited seating please RSVP by September 27. The event begins at 6 p.m. the following day in the Crowne Room 1-3, 21st floor, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lumpini Park, Bangkok.

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