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De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

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GJEPC gears up to hold 2nd edition of IDW in Mumbai soon

11 october 2018
After the phenomenal success of its first edition and increasing demand from the buyers as well as sellers, GJEPC is all set to organize the 2nd edition of India Diamond Week in Mumbai from 23 – 25 October 2018.
This year, India Diamond Week will be held on the side lines of World Diamond Council’s AGM and World Federation of Diamond Bourses’ Meet at Mumbai.
Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC said, “This Diamond Week is distinct, as it would witness key stakeholders of the Global Diamond trade this year with GJEPC hosting the World Diamond Council’s AGM in Mumbai around the same time. This format of Buyer Seller Meet provides immense opportunity to discuss business face to face, and strengthen trade ties with buyers. We are overwhelmed with the response in this edition with over 100 buyers confirmed to visit Mumbai for the Diamond Week from all major key diamond markets of the world including the USA, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Turkey, Middle East, Iran, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia & South Korea”.
Colin Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC said, “Indian Diamond Industry is labour intensive and employs 2 million workforce in the diamond sector alone. The India Diamond Week is aimed at creating an annual trading platform increasing communication between diamantaires and promoting business globally. We believe that the event would further establish and strengthen new sourcing relationships.”
Around 40 manufacturers/exhibitors will be participating at the event. The first two days of the event will have pre-fixed one-2-one meeting of approximately 30 minutes between the buyer and seller, and the 3rd day would be an open exhibition.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished