Rapaport Press Release
Rapaport to Host Breakfast, Conferences on Diamond Certification and Fair Trade Jewelry

RAPAPORT... PRESS RELEASE, April 28, 2010 — The annual Rapaport Conference at JCK Las Vegas will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show. Registration is free and open to all interested participants.

Martin Rapaport, the Chairman of the Rapaport Group, will present "The Diamond Decade: New Opportunities" at the breakfast session. His address will focus on the future decade and its prospects for the diamond industry and its players throughout the pipeline. Those that learn to surf these great waves of change and embrace the challenges of the next decade will prosper. Smart people won't just survive the recession; they will reposition themselves as the winners of the new decade, asserts Martin Rapaport.

This year's program will introduce a Rapaport Conference on Diamond Certification. From counterfeits to misleading standards, are certificates being used to mislead consumers? How dependent is the integrity of the diamond industry upon the integrity of diamond grading? Who is grading the graders? With lots of laboratories operating at different standards, certification is an accident waiting to happen. We are inviting all interested parties to join the debate and share their views on how standards affect their business and what they think needs to be done to combat fraudulent certification.

The annual Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference will present a panel discussion and open debate for the rapidly expanding wave of socially responsible jewelers who are promoting a fair and more ethical jewelry industry. Learn how you can make the world a better place and offer added value to your customers by creating and selling Fair Trade and ethical jewelry to the socially conscious consumer.

The Rapaport Breakfast and Conference Program

Sunday, June 6, 2010 Venetian Hotel, Marcello Ballroom, 4th Level

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Rapaport Breakfast Martin Rapaport presents "The Diamond Decade: New Opportunities"

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Diamond Certification

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fair Trade Jewelry

The conference is free and open to all. To register, email conference@diamonds.net or call +1.702.893.9400. Participants are advised to reserve seats.

The Rapaport Conference is sponsored by RapNet Rapaport Diamond Trading Network.

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. The 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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