5 July 2018
The 2018 World Diamond Congress (WDC) is taking place in October in Mumbai, India, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) announced.
The WDC, the biannual meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), was originally scheduled in Tel Aviv from June 19 to 21.
WFDB President Ernie Blom commented, “At our last executive committee meeting in Antwerp, our colleagues from the Bharat Diamond Bourse kindly extended an invitation to host the 2018 Congress in Mumbai. The Congress will take place towards the end of October, and the final dates will be communicated as soon as possible.”
He added: “On behalf of the WFDB and the IDMA board, we would like to thank our colleagues in Mumbai for their kind invitation, and we look forward to meeting all the WFDB and IDMA presidents and their delegations, as well as members of the entire diamond pipeline. I would ask industry members to leave their busy schedules free during the latter part of October to be able to attend this important Congress.”