Rapaport Press Release
Rapaport Press Release

For Immediate Release

Rapaport Conference Program
JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show
Monday, June 1st 2009

May 20, 2009, Las Vegas – The Rapaport Group is pleased to present our annual Rapaport Breakfast and Conference program at the JCK - Las Vegas Jewelry Show.  Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, will deliver his keynote “State of the Diamond Industry” address at the breakfast. The talk will focus on the significant challenges and opportunities confronting the diamond industry.
“The diamond industry must recognize that the global economic crisis is creating a new reality that will challenge the fundamental values of our customers and products. The key to our success lies in our ability to develop strategies that embrace change and opportunity,” said Martin Rapaport.
Schedule of Events for the Rapaport Breakfast and Conference
Monday, June 1, 2008: Venetian Hotel, Level 3, San Palo Ballroom
  8:00 am – 10:00 am:      Rapaport Breakfast - Martin Rapaport Keynote Address
10:30 am – 11:30 am:      Software for Retailers “The Next Generation” - Octahedron Ltd.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm:      Bankers Conference “The Financial State of the Jewelry Industry”
  1:00 pm –   4:30 pm:      Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference

All sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are recommended but not required.
To RSVP email: conference@rapaport.com or call:  +1-702-893-9400
Members of the jewelry trade are especially encouraged to attend the Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference.  “Taking social responsibility for the products we sell is not only the right thing to do but also one of the best ways to grow our business as we meet the desires of ethical consumers. Now more than ever it is vital that our industry reach out to those less fortunate and elevate the emotional impact of our beautiful jewelry,” said Martin Rapaport.
Media Contact: Sherri Hendricks: sherri@rapaport.com, +1-702-893-9400

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of free, fair and competitive global diamond markets. Established in 1978, the Rapaport Diamond Report is the primary source of diamond prices and market information. Group activities include publishing, research and marketing services, internet information and diamond trading networks, global rough and polished diamond tenders, diamond certification, quality-control, compliance, shipping, and financial services. Major activities of the group include the development of markets for Fair Trade Diamonds and Jewelry as well as the creation of diamond futures markets. Additional information is available at www.Rapaport.com

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