The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has launched the Young Diamantaires programme at its recent 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai.
The project, which came out of discussions held by the WFDB’s Promotion Committee, aims to promote ongoing communications between younger diamond industry members and reaching out to new members of the federation’s 30 affiliated diamond bourses across the globe.
The WFDB said the group of younger members of diamond firms, bourses and organisations from the main diamond centres, including Israel, India, Belgium, the US, South Africa and Australia will communicate on a regular basis.
Rami Baron, who was elected chairman of the WFDB’s Promotions Committee at the congress, will lead the international Young Diamantaires project.
Baron said: “There has been tremendous interest in the programme following our inaugural meeting in Dubai. That shows the great desire among the younger generation of diamond industry members to increase communication and learn from each other about how to take our business forward into the future.
“It is with great anticipation and excitement that we are now planning the next steps in progressing this group.”
Ernie Blom, WFDB president, added: “As the leaders of the diamond industry, we understand the critical importance of nurturing the next generation of diamond dealers.
“It is only through fresh ideas and the ability to identify new opportunities where technology and business come together in the borderless world wide web that the diamond industry will rise to top position in the world of luxury.”