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Shmuel Schnitzer Elected as Chairman of Israel Diamond Institute

WFDB Honorary President Shmuel Schnitzer has been elected as Chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), replacing Moti Ganz who served three consecutive terms as IDI Chairman.

Schnitzer recently completed his fourth term as President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) from 2013 to 2015. He previously served as President of the Israel Diamond Exchange from 1998 to 2004 and is Honorary President of the exchange.

Pre-Registration Open for Antwerp Rough Diamond Days Event

To attend the event, pre-registration for buyers who are a member of a WFDB affiliated bourse is now available on the Antwerpsche Diamantkring website at http://diamantkring.org/

Antwerp's Diamantkring Holding Third Antwerp Rough Diamond Days Next Month

The Antwerpsche Diamantkring, the Antwerp rough diamond exchange known as the Kring, will be holding the third edition of the 'Antwerp Rough Diamond Days' next month.

Exhibitors must be a member of one of the four Antwerp bourses and the event is open to diamond dealers and brokers who are members of any of the 30 WFDB-affiliated bourses.

IDE Appoints Eli Avidar as Managing Director

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has appointed Eli Avidar, the Managing Director of the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), as its new Managing Director, effective immediately. Avidar replaces Moti Besser who completed two terms as Managing Director.

Suresh Hathiramani, Ernie Blom and Alex Popov on a trip over the Christmas-New Year period to the Antarctic

Yoram Dvash Announces New Board, Chairs of Committees

Yoram Dvash, the newly elected President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), has announced the completion of appointments to the board of directors and Chairs of IDE committees. 

Yoram Dvash Creates Presidents’ Consultative Council

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Yoram Dvash has appointed the IDE's three Honorary Presidents and the President of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA) as members of a newly created Presidents’ Consultative Council (PCC) to the board of the IDE.

Yoram Dvash Elected as Israel Diamond Exchange President

Yoram Dvash was elected as President of the Israel Diamond Exchange. In elections on December 16 for the presidency and board of directors of the exchange that are held every two years, 1,886 members voted. Dvash received 1,080 votes while the other candidate, Arnon Yuval received 716 votes.

Yoram Dvash, aged 51, is married with three children.