Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the ‘World Diamond Conference’ in New Delhi

Gems & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of gems and jewellery trade in India, in association with the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) and with the support from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI is organizing the first ever-global congregation of Diamond leaders in India at the “World Diamond Conference” in New Delhi on December 11 and 12, 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. Pegged as a highly momentous and magnanimous conclave in the diamond industry worldwide, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia and Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India are expected to attend the inaugural function on December 11, 2014.
For the first time ever, India will witness a convocation attended by Global Heads Of Mines, Luxury Brands, Global Banks & Financial Institutions and Global Diamond Organizations More


AWDC Wins Best Belgian Sustainability Report Award

On December 2nd, 2014 the 16th edition of the award ceremony for Best Belgian Sustainability Report took place. The Award is an initiative of the Belgian Institute of Registered Auditors. It encourages and rewards companies and organizations that, next to reporting on their economic and financial data, report on their activities in the framework of sustainable development in a transparent manner. AWDC is the proud winner in the category ‘other organizations’.

The jury found that AWDC’s very first sustainability report was a clear, well-structured report and did not shy away from addressing sensitive issues. Some of the praise AWDC received was as follows:
In the ‘other organizations’ category, the jury considers the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC)’s report a clear, well-structured and excellent example of a good GRI G4 report. More



His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum officially opened Dubai International Jewellery Week 2014 on 3rd December, as the 19th edition of the Middle East’s most prestigious and influential jewellery event got underway at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The opening day of the four-day show welcomed thousands of visitors as serious spenders and the simply curious got up-close to exclusive jewellery collections, precious gemstones and cutting-edge designs being displayed by 380 exhibitors from more than 30 countries.

Running until 6 December, Dubai International Jewellery Week offers the perfect opportunity for jewellery enthusiasts, collectors, designers, retailers and wholesalers from all over the world to come together and share their passion for the sophisticated industry. More

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