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WFDB Asia Bourse Presidents Preparing For Exco and Asia Summit

The finishing touches are being put to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) Executive Committee (Exco) Meeting and Asia-Pacific Presidents’ Summit to be held in Shanghai on March 9 and 10.

The regional presidents, along with WFDB President Ernie Blom, will be hosted by the Shanghai Diamond Exchange.

Israel Bourse Sets Up Presidents Meeting Steering Committee

The Special Steering Committee has been established ahead of the Presidents Meeting to be held in Tel Aviv from June 14 to 16.

The IDE President Shmuel Schnitzer and Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA) President Kobi Korn have established a committee that will be responsible for organizing the WFDB/IDMA Presidents Meeting in Tel Aviv in June.

Antwerp’s Kring Praises Success of Second Rough Diamond Days

The Antwerpsche Diamantkring (ADK) held the second edition of its Rough Diamond Days on Wednesday and Thursday this week in the ADK’s trading hall, which was open to all WFDB members worldwide.

Strong Response to WDMF’s Dubai Shopping Festival Diamond Promotion

The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) held its first, and very successful, generic diamond promotion campaign in the United Arab Emirates last month, during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).

Solid Start to 2015 – and Valentine’s Day Sales Seen as Firm

The American economy in general, and the retail sector in particular, has entered 2015 in a fairly buoyant state of mind. There appears to have been a reasonable holiday sales performance and gas prices, which fell sharply in the last months of 2014, and have stayed at the same level in the first two months of this year and predicted to stay low through at least the first half of 2015, has put extra money into consumers' pockets. As a result, for retailers, the New Year got off to a solid start.

London Diamond Bourse Holding Inaugural Open Day

The UK exchange plans to host visitors on February 23 to show them new suppliers and what the bourse can offer, as well as networking opportunities. Click here for the article.

WFDB President Ernest Blom being interviewed at the Israel Diamond Exchange's International Diamond Week

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WFDB President Ernest Blom's Speech at Israel's International Diamond Week

Good morning everyone and may I say what a pleasure it is to be at the Israel Diamond Exchange once again.
I am delighted to see the huge turnout for this latest edition of the International Diamond Week.