Rapaport Press Release
RAPAPORT... PRESS RELEASE, October 21, 2009, New York – Martin Rapaport, chairman of the Rapaport Group, will be delivering two keynote addresses during the upcoming Dubai International Jewelry Week being held from November 4 to 7, 2009. The topics will include the state of the global economy and its anticipated impact on the diamond industry.

Rapaport will present a keynote address titled "New Realities" at an event organized by the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) at the Almas Tower on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will give an additional Rapaport Group presentation on November 5, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. within the framework of Dubai International Jewelry Week at the Dubai World Trade Center seminar room.

“The diamond and jewelry industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented challenge and opportunity. It is vital that we recognize and develop consumer demand in the important Middle East markets. The Rapaport Group is expanding its business activities in Dubai in recognition of Dubai’s potential role as the primary diamond trading center for the Arab world,” Rapaport stated.

The Rapaport Group will also be exhibiting in Hall 5 – Booth 505 during Dubai International Jewelry Week, where visitors and members are welcome to learn more about the Rapaport Group's services and products.

The presentations are free and open to all members of the trade. RSVP to dubai@diamonds.net, indicating which session you will attend.

Media contacts:

Pooja Kotwani, pooja@diamonds.net, +91.22.6637.6633
Lauren Friedman, media@diamonds.net, +1.347.756.4273

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 the provision of 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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