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WFDB's Asian Summit-Executive Committee meeting debates industry issues in Hong Kong

04 march 2019

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) held its annual Asian Summit-Executive Committee meeting in Hong Kong, hosted by the Hong Kong Diamond Bourse. The meeting took place a day before the opening of the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show which is followed by the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, as per a press note from WFDB.  

Image credit: WFDB

At the meeting, WFDB President Ernie Blom said, "The Asian Summit is critical in giving our Presidents across the region the ability to meet easily and provide their input that is at the top of the industry's agenda. We had representatives attending from the diamond exchanges in Japan, Bangkok, China, India, Dubai, Hong Kong and South Korea.” 
“In addition, I was able to welcome Executive Committee Presidents from a range of countries. I would like to thank them all for taking the time to attend and also express our gratitude to the Hong Kong Diamond Bourse for hosting us. We had important discussions related to, among other subjects, the World Diamond Council's System of Warranties, the Know Your Customer initiative and Blockchain," Blom added. 
"The next Executive Committee will take place in Tel Aviv in June, while the biennial Presidents Meeting of the WFDB and International Diamond Manufacturers Association will be hosted by the Dubai Diamond Exchange in September ahead of the Dubai Diamond Conference," Blom revealed. 

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