Rapaport Breakfast and Conference at the JCK Las Vegas Show Sunday, June 3, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012: 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"

Don’t miss the annual State of the Industry address by Mr. Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group. Find out how your diamond supply and sales are being impacted by global forces and hear analysis of the global economy, diamond supply and demand, the influence of changing social demographics on diamond purchasing and the outlook for diamond prices.

Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference - How to Boost Your Business by Securing an Ethical Supply Chain
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Consumer demand for socially responsible products is a mega-trend. Learn how you can increase your sales by ensuring the legitimacy of your jewelry. Featured panelists include Zimbabwean human rights activist Farai Maguwu, De Beers’ Forevermark President Charles Stanley, and Alan Martin of Partnership Africa Canada. We will identify the ethical challenges and opportunities facing the industry and hear from these experts and others on how to create, sustain and market your own ethical supply chain.

Rapaport Certification Conference
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Market for Diamond Certificates – Is there a grading game going on with some diamond laboratories providing better grades than others. When does over-grading become fraud? Are there any rules? How does over-grading affect consumers? Who grades the graders? What can we learn from RapNet about the pricing for diamonds with different grading reports.

The conference is free and open to all; however, you must register in advance here or via email conference@diamonds.net or call +1-702-893-9400.