Rapaport Breakfast and Conference at the JCK Las Vegas Show Sunday, June 5, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011: Mandalay Bay, Banyan Ballroom & South Seas Ballroom

Martin Rapaport
Rapaport Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Rapaport Breakfast with Martin Rapaport Keynote Address:
"State of the Diamond Industry"

Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group began his annual "State of the Diamond Industry" presentation at 8:30. His address was focused on the primary forces impacting the diamond markets and included analysis of the global economy, the globalization of diamond supply and demand, social demographic branding, and the outlook for diamond prices over the next decade.

Rapaport Conference on Diamond Certification
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Diamond Certification Round Table discussed the growing market for laboratory graded diamonds and the role that grading reports and certificates play improving consumer confidence and driving price competition. Grading standards and the reliability of reports was on the agenda.

Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference included a panel discussion and open debate about the rapidly expanding market for socially responsible jewelry. Also discussed was how you can make the world a better place, add value and grow your customer base by sourcing, creating and selling fair trade and ethical jewelry to the socially conscious consumer.

The conference is free and open to all. Registration is highly recommended and available here or via email conference@diamonds.net or call +1-702-893-9400.