WFDB's Young Diamantaires Holding Annual Meeting at Hong Kong Show

(IDEX Online) – The World Federation of Diamond Bourses' (WFDB) Young Diamantaires group is to hold its next meeting at the September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair. The centerpiece of the annual meeting will be a special session on the advantages for business of blockchain technology.

Leanne Kemp, the founder of Australian start-up Everledger, which uses blockchain, smart contracts and machine vision to prevent risk and fraud for banks, insurers and open marketplaces and to ensure ethical trading, will make a presentation at the September 15 meeting before Leanne and Rami hold a question and answer session.

"In the first two hours of announcing the meeting, half the tickets went,” said Baron. "I would urge younger members of the diamond trade who will be attending the show to register now as attendance is going to be limited. Blockchain is a fascinating technology which can provide huge benefits to the diamond and jewelry industries, and this will be an opportunity to learn all about it," he added.

The group consists of younger members of organizations, diamond firms, bourses and diamond retailers from around the world who communicate on a regular basis using social media to discuss issues affecting them. "If diamonds are the major source of your income you are welcome to join,” said Baron.

The meeting will take place on September 15 from 07.45 to 09.30 in Room 201 C AWE at the Asia World Expo building in Hong Kong where loose diamonds and gemstones are exhibited.