The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the licensing authority for the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) will host an inaugural Dubai Diamond Conference in March.
The program for the March 18-19 conference will include discussions on how to create innovation and growth in the diamond industry in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has announced changes in leadership following the organization's biennual elections at the end of September.
The Responsible Jewellery Council has announced that James Courage, Chief Executive Officer of Platinum Guild International (PGI), will succeed Dr. Matt Runci as RJC Chairman. Courage's appointment was unanimously endorsed by the RJC Board at its recent meeting, and he will assume the position of RJC Chairman-elect upon Matt Runci's retirement at on December 31, 2012.
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) elected Ernest Blom, its vice-president, as president on Tuesday at the 24th World Diamond Congress in Mumbai.
Blom, who was unopposed, replaces Avi Paz, former president of the Israel Diamond Exchange. Blom is a former WFDB president and an honorary life president.