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WFDB hosts inaugural Young Diamantaires meeting in Hong Kong

WFDB hosts inaugural Young Diamantaires meeting in Hong Kong

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses’ (WFDB) Young Diamantaires group held its inaugural meeting in Hong Kong during the Jewellery and Gems Fair on September 15. The initiative was launched just four months ago at the 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai, with strong and widespread interest among young diamond industry members from across the

WFDB launches Young Diamantaires programme

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) launched an international Young Diamantaires programme at the recent 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai. The forward-looking project came out of discussions held by the WFDB’s promotion committee with the aim of promoting ongoing communications between younger diamond industry members and reaching out to new members of the

WFDB kicks off World Diamond Congress 2016

The 37th World Diamond Congress opened in Dubai yesterday (May 17) under the themes of transparency, responsibility, sustainability. Welcoming delegates from across the diamond world, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and chair of the Kimberley Process, said: “We often say that our city has a pivotal location between east

Industry financing issues to top agenda at World Diamond Congress

The 37th World Diamond Congress will focus on financial issues facing the industry, says World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) president Ernie Blom. The biennial meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) will begin in just over three weeks, with the finance sessions set to provide critical information for the industry

WFDB unveils speakers for World Diamond Congress 2016

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses has announced the speakers list for the upcoming 37th World Diamond Congress. The biennial meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) will be taking place in Dubai May 16-19. It has already been announced that the overarching theme of the congress will be transparency, responsibility

GIA investigates a fraudulent use of its certificates

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is investing the fraudulent use of GIA certificates following the revelation that a New Delhi based company has been selling synthetic diamonds allegedly with a genuine GIA diamond report. The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) was informed that a vendor on the world’s leading online global wholesale trading platform,

WFDB unveils key themes for World Diamond Congress 2016

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) is preparing for the 37th World Diamond Congress, the biennial meeting of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), which will take place in Dubai from May 16 to 19. WFDB president Ernie Blom says the key themes of the meeting

Jewellery organisations to offer IDEX trading network to members

Global diamond and jewellery organisations have announced an exclusive offer to their members to join the IDEX trading platform. World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), Jewelers of America (JA), CIBJO (The World Jewellery Confederation), the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers of America (DMIA), the Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association (IDCA), the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) and the World Diamond Mark (WDM), have all pledged to sign up to

WFDB agrees on new strategic direction

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has held its executive committee meeting in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, where members discussed and debated the next steps the organisation should take to increase its global footprint. On the agenda were expanding the membership of the WFDB as a leader of the worldwide diamond trade by accepting associate and

WFDB plans to discuss new strategy at upcoming executive committee meeting

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses’ (WFDB) has announced that the executive committee meeting taking place next week will enable organisation to hold discussions on the global diamond industry and a new strategy going forward. The meeting, being hosted by Germany’s Diamond and Gemstones Exchange, takes place on November 1-2,  in Idar Oberstein, Germany, and

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