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Invitation to Rapaport International Diamond Conference in October

Conference to Be Held October 21 at Times Center in New York

Sep 7, 2010 12:44 PM   By Martin Rapaport
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Dear Friends,

This year’s Rapaport International Diamond Conference (IDC) will take place on Thursday, October 21 at the Times Center in New York.

The morning session, titled “Diamond Demand,” will analyze who will be buying what as the U.S. and global economies recover. You will learn about the trends that will define what jewelry, and why, consumers will buy. The morning session will conclude with an extraordinary multimedia presentation by Roy Williams, the chancellor of the Wizard Academy.

The afternoon session, “Human Rights and the Diamond Industry – The Way Forward,” will focus on solutions rather than blame. We will transcend the current level of debate and introduce new ideas and real solutions to real problems. Dr. Michael Conroy, the chairman of TransFair USA and the author of "Branded – How the ‘Certification Revolution’ is Transforming Global Corporations," will be presenting, as will Dr. Peter Singer, a noted ethicist from Princeton University. Half of the afternoon session will be devoted to a “case-study open discussion” using specific examples that highlight ethical and business concerns.

Friends, if you really want to understand where the diamond and jewelry industry is heading, don’t miss this conference.

All revenue from the conference (not just profits) will be donated directly to the Fair Trade Jewelry Association, a 501(c)3 U.S. registered charity. Your  registration fee of $249 will be paid directly to the charity. NGOs and government officials may apply for a fee waiver.

To register, visit www.diamonds.net/idc, email idc@diamonds.net or call +1.702.893.9400.

Seating is limited, so register now.

Yours truly,
Martin Rapaport
Chairman
Rapaport Group of Companies

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