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New features to take centre stage at WDC 2018

16 April 2018

WFDB President Ernie Blom


The 2018 World Diamond Congress, scheduled for June 19 to 21, will tackle pertinent issues relating to industry organisations and the state of the global diamond sector through a more dynamic conference model.

The 38th World Diamond Congress will witness the biennial gathering of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA).

WFDB President Ernie Blom commented, “The World Diamond Congress will again serve its crucial function as a forum for our bourse presidents and other exchange representatives to discuss issues that affect our membership. There are many issues to be tackled, and I look forward to extremely interesting and challenging discussions.”

He continued, “This Congress will be slightly different, with professional lectures and a joint panel discussion being held. I want to thank the Israel Diamond Exchange, particularly its President Yoram Dvash, who is also WFDB Vice-President, for creating and leading a professional team that has put together an excellent programme. It is crucial that our annual meetings, both the Congress and the Presidents Meeting, feature innovative features to bring added content and value.”

This year’s edition will also feature social events for attendees and spouses, added Blom.

The official website of the 38th World Diamond Congress has also gone live, allowing participants to register. The three-day gathering, organised by the Israel Diamond Exchange, will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv, starting with committee meetings of the WFDB and IDMA on June 19. The first day of the Congress will also feature a tour of the Israel Diamond Exchange and will end with a cocktail event.