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Panama's President, Government and world diamond and jewelry leadership celebrate launch of Panama Gem & Jewelry Center

24 march 2014

Ricardo Martinelli, President of the Republic of Panama, senior ministers and officials in the country's government, the leadership of the world diamond and jewelry industry, and 200 members of the trade from Latin America and internationally have gathered together in Panama City to celebrate the launch of the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center, which will be the first designated trading center for the diamond, colored gemstone and jewelry trades in a region that includes South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. At its center will be the Panama Diamond Exchange.
Speaking to 550 guests at the gala dinner that closed the two-day launch, President Martinelli commended the Panama Diamond Exchange and the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center on the initiative taken to establish the regional trading hub. Panama, he pointed out, has one of the most stable and the most connected economies in the region. The country, he said, may be small in terms of its physical dimensions, but it is most certainly not small in terms of vision.
"Panamanians, I have learned, are a proud and patriotic people," said Eli Izhakoff, Hon. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Panama Diamond Exchange. "But they also have a remarkable sense of their role in Latin America, and have translated that into becoming one of the most vibrant economies in the region. It is no coincidence that more than 100 leading international corporations - including household names such as Dell, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, Procter & Gamble and Caterpillar - selected to make Panama their regional headquarters. And, now, to that impressive list we will add the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center, anchored by the Panama Diamond Exchange."
"To no small degree, the gemstone and jewelry sector in Latin America has underperformed, because it has lacked the trading infrastructure that is standard in the other major markets," said Mr. Izhakoff. "To put it simply, there has been no place for us to hang our hat in. But that is set to change, with the establishment of what will become the industry's regional trading hub, and the gateway to Latin America for the international trade."
"The goal of the Panama Diamond Exchange is not to compete, but rather to serve the entire region," said Mr. Izhakoff. "As Panama's pie grows, so will the pie of the entire Latin American trade. And as the Latin American market reaches its real potential, the world industry's pie will grow as well. There should be no losers in this process - only winners."

Olga Patseva, Editor in Chief of the American Bureau, Rough&Polished