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INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND CONFERENCE 2012  

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Vivanta by Taj Hotel
Mumbai, India
 

Agenda


8:30 Registration
9:30 Opening Remarks: Diamond Facts and Figures
  • Avi Krawitz - Senior Editor, Rapaport
10:00 India’s New Regulatory and Banking Environment
  • Rohan Shah – Managing Partner and Taxation Manager, Economic Laws Practice
  • Dr. Suresh Surana – Founder RSM Astute Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
  • Biju Patnaik – Regional Head of RBS Asia, International Diamond & Jewelry Group
  • Vasant Mehta – Vice President IDMA / Previous Chair, Gem and Jewelry Promotion Council (GJEPC)
  • Sanjay Kothari – Vice Chairman, GJEPC
  • Manish Jeloka - Head of Consumer Bank Treasury for India & South Asia Region, Standard Chartered Bank India
11:30 Coffee Break
11:45 Trick or Treat – Dealing with Synthetics
  • Matthew Hall – Director of Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Mumbai Laboratory Operations
  • Mark Brauner – Co CEO International Gemological Institute (IGI) Worldwide
12:45 Lunch Break
2:00 - 2:45 Keynote Presentation – Diamond Prices by Martin Rapaport
2:45 - 3:45 Discussion: Diamond Prices, Commoditization and Investments
  • Martin Rapaport – Chairman of the Rapaport Group
  • Russell Mehta – Managing Director, Rosy Blue India
  • Ashish Mehta – Partner, Kantilal Chhotilal
  • Vishal Doshi – Group Executive Director, Shrenuj
3:45 Tea Break
4:00 Diamond Jewelry, Branding and Luxury Product Development
  • Mehul Choksi – Chairman & Managing Director Gitanjali Gems Limited
  • Sumesh Wadhera – Managing Director, AOJ Media Pvt Ltd
  • Vikram Merchant - Manager Indian Representative Office, Diamond Sales & Marketing, Rio Tinto
6:00 Dinner


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