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30 september 2014
The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) and the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India will organize an international World Diamond Conference, with its fundamental feature being the future of diamonds and diamond jewellery in the global luxury consumer market.
The conference will be held in Delhi, India, December 11-12, 2014.
The focus will be on the revival of consumer enthusiasm for diamonds and the consequent increase of market share for diamond jewellery in the luxury sector, which is currently the most urgent issue before the international diamond industry and trade.
The conference will be attended by representatives of diamond mining countries, major diamond producers, diamond and jewellery manufacturers, retailers and industry/trade organizations.
The WDMF Chairman Alex Popov observed that "The global diamond industry is subject to challenging times. Consumer demand for the category needs tremendous boost and thus Global Marketing is a significant area that needs detailed deliberation. World Diamond Conference is an effort to consolidate the industry under one roof and plan way forward. I wish to congratulate the GJEPC for its vision and its precious cooperation. It is also very fitting that we hold this event in India's capital Delhi, where there is a new wind blowing.”
“I certainly hope we will catch some of its breeze.” he added.
The GJEPC’s Chairman Vipul Shah maintained that, "India is not only the world's major diamond producer, but we are also a very large manufacturer of jewellery, besides being an enormous, expanding consumer market. Also, with India’s economy growing so fast; and a middle class that continues to expand and develop a taste for luxury, a lot of the WDMF's marketing and promotion programmes will fall on fertile ground. We have high expectations of this event!"

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India, Rough&Polished