Rapaport Conferences

International Diamond Conference

Each year, Rapaport hosts a premier International Diamond Conference (IDC) to showcase the most pressing topics facing members of the diamond and jewelry trade. As the world undergoes drastic and uncertain transformations, the Rapaport IDC delivers in-depth economic analysis and fosters strategic solutions to its attendees. Every conference features a highly anticipated presentation by Martin Rapaport. Past conferences have addressed globalization, emerging markets in India and China, new technologies, and sustainability. Representing Rapaport, the IDC is always at the forefront human rights issues, conflict diamonds and the industry’s efforts to grapple with them.

To view materials from previous Rapaport Conferences including agendas and speaker presentations, click on the appropriate link below.

IDC 2013 - "Diamond Prices and The Future of India's Diamond Industry"
IDC 2012 - "India's Banking Environment, Diamond Prices, Investment Diamonds and The Branding Opportunity"
IDC 2011 - "Diamonds and Social Responsibility - Real Solutions to Real Problems"
IDC 2010 - "Human Rights and the Diamond Industry – The Way Forward"
IDC 2009 - "New Realities: Challenges and Opportunities"
IDC 2008 - "2010 – The Next Decade: The Future of the Diamond Industry"
IDC 2007 - "Diamonds and Development in West Africa” featuring Ed Zwick, producer of the Blood Diamond movie as the keynote speaker"

Rapaport Conference at JCK

JCK 2017 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2016 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2015 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2014 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2013 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2012 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2011 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2010 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2009 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2008 - JCK Las Vegas
JCK 2007 - JCK Las Vegas

Rapaport Fair Trade Conferences

Rapaport sponsors numerous conferences throughout the year that introduce and promote the idea of Fair Trade to members of the jewelry industry in developed countries. Hosted during the most prestigious jewelry events of the year (JCK Las Vegas and Baselworld), each conference showcases a Fair Trade jewelry exhibit featuring gold and jewelry created in partnership with cooperatives in Africa.

Conferences address such topics as sustainable development and consumption, ethical trade, ethical consumption, standardized certification systems, artisanal mining, and human rights.

To learn more about Rapaport’s Fair Trade initiatives, please visit the Fair Trade Website.

To view materials from previous Rapaport Conferences including agendas and speaker presentations, click on the appropriate link below.

JCK 2013
JCK 2012
JCK 2011 - Socially Responsible Jewelry and Socially Conscious Consumers
Baselworld 2010
JCK 2009 - Sourcing and Marketing of Fair Trade Jewelry
Baselworld 2009 - Current Fair Trade Initiatives
JCK 2008 - Highlighting Innovators of Responsibly Sourced Products
JCK 2007 - Real-life experiences in bringing about fair trade for miners

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