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Source: Rapaport Group
Friday, July 26, 2013 10:00 AM IST (04:30 AM GMT)
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Rapaport International Diamond Conference 2013
Wednesday – August 14, 2013 – Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Friday, July 26, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — The Rapaport International Diamond Conference (IDC) will be held at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai, India on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

The conference will focus on the future of the diamond and jewelry industry, with emphasis on the role of India. Topics will range from rough to retail as the best and brightest meet to discuss how to thrive in a rapidly changing and challenging global business environment.

Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook, the world’s largest jewelry company will be the keynote speaker. Mr. Wong’s presentation is entitled “The Fashion Diamond Jewelry Market in Hong Kong and China.”

Sandeep Kulhalli of Tanishq, India’s largest jewelry company; Arnav Mehta of Bluestar; B. S. Nagesh of Shoppers Stop; Dr. Suresh Surana of RSM Astute Consulting; Sachin Jain of Forevermark India; Martin Rapaport and other leading figures will also be presenting.

“The global economy is under pressure as rapidly expanding developing countries normalize and mature markets battle recession. The international diamond and jewelry trade is undergoing fundamental changes related to sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, sales and prices. The Rapaport International Diamond Conference 2013 will focus on the strategies that firms can implement to ensure their growth and prosperity in the years ahead,” said Martin Rapaport, chairman of Rapaport Group.

Registration is available at, and via email at

About IDC: The annual Rapaport International Diamond Conference (IDC) is attended by hundreds of key executives in the diamond and jewelry industry. The conference provides a platform for strategic discussions and trend-setting – while addresses the most pressing topics facing he trade. Speakers include Martin Rapaport, chairman of the Rapaport Group, as well as the most respected experts in their fields.

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of fair, transparent, efficient, and competitive diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1978, the Rapaport Diamond Report is the primary source of diamond price and market information. Group activities include Rapaport Information Services providing research, analysis and news; RapNet – the world’s largest diamond trading network with daily listings of over 1 million diamonds valued at US$6.9 billion and 12,000 members in 82 countries; Rapaport Laboratory Services provides GIA and gemological services in India, Belgium and Israel; and Rapaport Trading and Auction Services with monthly sales of over 50,000 carats. The Group employs 180 people with offices in New York, Las Vegas, Antwerp, Ramat Gan, Mumbai, Surat, Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Additional information is available at‎

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Mr. Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook

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Mr. Kent Wong, Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook

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