The China International Silver Conference (CISC) will be held in Beijing, October 15-17. This annual event in China has become one of the most important forums for market participants to discuss trends and important developments in the global silver market.

China is the world's third largest silver producing country, and its prominence in the market makes attendance at this conference essential for those wishing to do business in China, stated Michael DiRienzo, Executive Director of the Silver Institute. The Silver Institute is proud to be a sponsor of this important event, he said.

The conference will take place at the Fragrant Hill Empark Hotel, which is ideally located only 30 minutes from downtown Beijing and the international airport. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend this conference.

The full conference program and registration information can be found at:

The conference is hosted annually by one of five associations that rotate serving as the host organization. This year's host will be the Gems and Jewelry Trade Association of China, with co-sponsors the China General Chamber of Commerce, the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers and Exporters, and the Silver Institute. The Beijing Antiake Information Development Company is organizing the Conference.

The Silver Institute is a nonprofit international industry association headquartered in Washington, D.C. Established in 1971, the Institute serves as the industry's voice in increasing public understanding of the value and many uses of silver.