WFDB's Asian Summit/Executive Committee Meeting Set To Be Well Attended
The WFDB's Asian Summit/Executive Committee meeting is set to be well attended, featuring a wide range of representatives.
The meetings take place in Vladivostok, Russia, on August 26-27 hosted by the Moscow Diamond Bourse (MDB). Russian diamond miner ALROSA is sponsoring the meeting in the Far Eastern city which is becoming increasingly important as a base for diamond sales.
Presidents from bourses in the region will be attending the Asian summit, which is seen as a more intimate setting for the discussion of issues pertaining to diamond exchanges in that part of the world.
Meanwhile, members of the WFDB Executive Committee from across the world will be attending their meeting in preparation for the World Diamond Congress in Mumbai in October.
Moscow Diamond Bourse President Alex Popov said that this Asian Summit is set to be well attended. Invitations have been sent to the Governor of the Far Eastern region, the Governor of Yakutia and the mayor of Vladivostok. There will also be representatives of the Russian Federation's Finance Ministry and of the Gokhran – the precious minerals depository.
In addition, a Kimberley Process review mission visit will take place at the same time as the Asian Summit/Executive Committee meeting.
The list of invitees is as follows:
Reuben Khafi, Diamond Exchange Of Singapore
Ernie Blom, WFDB President
Martine De Bruyne
Rony Unterman, Secretary-General, WFDB
Alex Popov, Moscow Diamond Bourse
Alan Cohen, London Diamond Bourse
Anoop Mehta, Bharat Diamond Bourse
Mehul Shah, Bharat Diamond Bourse
Nam, Chang Soo, Korea Diamond Exchange
Martin Leake, DMCC
Jungjin Sa, Korea Diamond Exchange
Qiang Lin, Shanghai Diamond Exchange
Caroline Yuan, Shanghai Diamond Exchange
Yoram Dvash, Israel Diamond Exchange
Lawrence Ma Yung, Hong Kong Diamond Exchange
Hanro Wilhelm Friedrich, South Africa/WFDB
Rami Baron, Diamond Dealers Club Of Australia
Henry Ho, Bangkok Diamond Bourse
Ho Yu LOW, Bangkok Diamond Bourse
Irina Litvinova, Moscow Diamond Bourse
Ahmed Bin Sulayem (TBC), DMCC
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