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

Julien Drybooms

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

KP Review Visit to Russia:

South Africa