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‘Young Diamantaires’ Aim to Nurture Next Generation

Jun 1, 2016 7:56 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) set up an international program to develop the future generation of diamond dealers.

The ‘Young Diamantaires’ initiative was introduced at the 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai in May and will be led by Rami Baron, who was elected chairman of the WFDB's promotion committee at the summit. The project originates from discussions between the committee's members to encourage communication among younger diamantaires and connect them with newer members of the WFDB’s 30 affiliated bourses.

“We understand the critical importance of nurturing the next generation of diamond dealers,” said Ernie Blom, president of the WFDB (pictured). “It is only through fresh ideas and the ability to identify new opportunities where technology and business come together in the borderless World Wide Web that the diamond industry will rise to the top position in the world of luxury.”

The Young Diamantaires group comprises younger members of diamond firms, bourses and organizations in countries including Israel, India, Belgium, the U.S., South Africa and Australia.

“There has been tremendous interest in the program following our inaugural meeting in Dubai,” said Baron, who is also the president of the Diamond Dealers Club of Australia. "That shows the great desire among the younger generation of diamond industry members to increase communication and learn from each other about how to take our business forward into the future.”
Tags: Diamond Dealers Club of Australia, Dubai, Ernie Blom, Rami Baron, Rapaport News, WFDB, WFDB promotion committee, World Diamond Congress, World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Young Diamantaires
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