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INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND CONFERENCE 2013  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Taj Lands End Hotel - Bandra
Mumbai, India
 

Agenda


8:00 - 9:00 Registration
SESSION 1: The Future of India’s Diamond Industry
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Remarks:
Pooja Kotwani - Managing Director, Rapaport India.
9:10 – 9:30 Diamond Markets:
Avi Krawitz - Senior Editor, Rapaport.
9:30 – 9:50 External Economics:
Dr. Suresh Surana - Founder of RSM Astute Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
9:50 – 10:20 Panel Discussion moderated by Martin Rapaport – panel includes:
Rajiv Mehta - Director, Dimexon Group.
Nitin Goenka - Managing Director, Goenka Diamond & Jewels Limited.
Dr. Suresh Surana - Founder of RSM Astute Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
10:20 – 10:45 Tea Break
SESSION 2: Diamond Manufacturing and Recycling of Diamonds
10:45 – 11:05 Future of Manufacturing:
Vishal Doshi - Group Executive Director, Shrenuj & Co. Ltd.
11:05 – 11:25 Manufacturing:
Arnav Mehta - Director, Blue Star Diamonds.
11:25 – 11:45 Recycling of Diamonds:
Ezriel Rapaport - Director of Global Trading, Rapaport.
11:45 - 12:00 Panel Discussion moderated by Martin Rapaport – panel includes:
Arnav Mehta - Director, Blue Star Diamonds.
Russell Mehta - Managing Director, Rosy Blue India Pvt. Ltd.
Vishal Doshi - Group Executive Director, Shrenuj & Co. Ltd.
Ezriel Rapaport - Director of Global Trading, Rapaport.
12:05 – 12:55 The State of the Diamond Industry & Diamonds Prices – Martin Rapaport
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch Break
SESSION 3: Transforming the Jewelry & Retail Markets
2:00 – 2:30 Key Note Speaker – Mr. Kent Wong – Managing Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited on Fashion Diamond Jewellery & Demand from China
2:30 – 2:50 Magic on the Floor
Sachin Jain - President, Forevermark Diamonds.
2:50 – 3:10 Indian Retail
Sandeep Kulhalli - Vice President - Retail & Marketing, Tanishq.
3:10 – 3:30 Indian Retail
Ghanshyam Dholakia - Managing Director, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.
3:30 – 4:00 Future of Retailing
B S Nagesh - Founder-TRRAIN, Shoppers Stop.
4:00 – 4:20 Tea Break
SESSION 4: Demand, Profitability & New markets
4:20 – 4:40 Demand from India
Colin Shah - Managing Director, Kama Schachter.
4:40 – 5:00 Demand from China
Micheal Huang - Managing Director, Diamond Index Group.
SESSION 5: Sin-Thetics
5:00 – 5:20 Mark Brauner - Co CEO International Gemological Institute (IGI) Worldwide.
5:20 – 5:40 Mehmet Can OZDEMIR - General Manager of HRD Turkey.
5:40 – 6:00 Question & Answers Session




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