KP Chair Nhlapo to Keynote at Angolan Diamond Conference Next Month

Kimberley Process Chairman Whelile Nhlapo is to be the keynote speaker at the Angolan Diamond Centenary Conference in Luanda taking place on June 21 and 22.

"I look forward to an opportunity to present to the conference the vision which this Chairmanship has sought to pursue at a time when many new initiatives around the minerals in African producing countries take place," said Ambassador Nhlapo. 


"The Kimberley Process was a crucial development in Africa's beneficiation efforts and we should all watch closely that these efforts continue to be pursued by all actors in the diamond and jewelry scene."


Among the other speakers at the event are  Eli Izhakoff, the outgoing President of the World Diamond Council, Fyodor Andreev, CEO and President of Russia's Alrosa, and Susan Shabangu, South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources.


Also speaking will be: Zimbabwe’s Minister of Mines and Mining Development Obert Moses Mpofu, Executive Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Namibia’s Minister of Mines and Energy Isak Katali, the Republic of Congo’s Minister of Mining Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, and Kitso O. Mokaila, Botswana’s Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources.