Rapaport Breakfast & Fair Trade and Certification Conferences
Sunday, June 2, 2013: Mandalay Bay, Banyan Ballroom & South Seas Ballroom

Martin Rapaport
Rapaport Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3

Get the inside story about diamond markets. The Rapaport annual State of the Diamond Industry presentation will give you the strategic insights you need to understand the outlook for demand and supply, as well as a forecast of diamond prices going into the Christmas season. Find out what you need to know to maximize your diamond profits.

Rapaport Certification Conference
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Banyan B Meeting Room, Level 3

The Rapaport Certification Conference, now in its 4th year, explores the current state of diamond certification and grading laboratories. This conference is a rare opportunity to delve into the nuances and standards of grading used within the industry. Join us for a lively discussion with insights from RapNet – the Rapaport Diamond Trading Network and the Rapaport Information Services Division. Panel speakers for this year’s conference include:

Dan Gordon, Samuel Gordon’s Jewelers
Sean Moore Director, Director of Sales, Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts
Christian Sterling, C. Sterling and Associates

Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference – Source Certification and RJC Chain-of-Custody Certification
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Banyan B Meeting Room, Level 3

How can you make sure the diamonds and gold you sell are legitimate and legally sourced? The Rapaport Source Certification Framework and the Responsible Jewellery Council's Chain-of-Custody Certification offer real world solutions that will enhance your reputations. Panel speakers for this year’s conference will include:

David Bonaparte, President and CEO of Jewelers of America (JA)
Eric Braunwart, President of Columbia Gem House
Larry Drummond, President of Metalor U.S.A. Refining Corporation
Benjamin Hackman, President of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA)
Ngomesia Mayer-Kechom, Manager for International Programs at Diamond Development Initiative (DDI International)
Toby Pomeroy, Board Member of Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)
Michael Rae, CEO of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group
Ronnie VanderLinden, President of Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association (DMIA)

See the Fair Trade Conference agenda.

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