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Rio Tinto to Host Business Development Symposium

Event will focus on developing relationships in diamond distribution pipeline.
Mar 15, 2010 3:40 AM   By Press Release
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Press Release — New York, March 15, 2010: Rio Tinto, one of the world’s leading diamond companies, announced its inaugural jewelry business development symposium and design showcase today, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois from July 16 to July 18, 2010. 

The symposium and design showcase will bring together many of Rio Tinto’s Select Diamantaires, leading North American jewelry retailers and key jewelry buying groups. The symposium will focus on building better relationships throughout the diamond distribution channel and providing a collaborative forum for understanding the key issues facing today’s diamond jewelry businesses. 

In commenting on Rio Tinto’s commitment to the symposium, Jean-Marc Lieberherr, the company's general manager of diamonds sales and marketing, said, “We are seeing both cyclical and structural changes in the U.S., the world’s largest retail diamond jewelry market, and this will be an important forum to put these changes in context for our customers and our customers’ customers.”

The symposium will also provide the opportunity for Rio Tinto’s Select Diamantaires to showcase their latest designs to top U.S. retailers and obtain important retail market feedback.

Rebecca Foerster, the manager of Rio Tinto’s U.S. representative office for diamonds sales and marketing, commented, “We look forward to hosting this event with the help of Rick Bannerot and R&B Partners and providing the opportunity to foster best businesses practices and the development of new business relationships.”

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Tags: Jewelry, Press Release, Rio Tinto
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