Rapaport Press Release
October 21, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST at www.rapaport.com/idc
RAPAPORT... New York: The Rapaport International Diamond Conference (IDC) will be broadcast live on the internet at www.rapaport.com/idc. Viewing will be free of charge and available worldwide via the Rapaport website this Thursday, October 21st, 2010 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The IDC morning session will focus on “Diamond Demand” and feature presentations from “the Queen of Luxury” Carol Brodie, CEO of Carol Brodie and Co. and the incredible Roy Williams, founder of the Wizard Academy Institute, among other speakers.

The afternoon session “Human Rights and the Diamond Industry - The Way Forward” will discuss and debate the most vital and pressing ethical issues facing the diamond trade today. Presenters will include Peter Singer, internationally renowned ethicist, and Michael Conroy, Chairman of the Board of Fair Trade USA and author of “Branded! – How the Certification Revolution is Transforming Global Corporations.”

IDC 2010 will be held at the Times Center in New York, where last minute registration will be available. For those unable to attend, the Conference can be viewed live online through a streaming broadcast at www.rapaport.com/idc.  Online participants will also be able to play an active role by sending in questions to conference panelists and speakers in real time to conference@diamonds.net.

Additional information on the conference and registration details can be found at www.diamonds.net/idc.

A diverse international crowd is registered to attend the event – ranging from leaders of the New York diamond industry, diamond retailers and manufacturers to banks, NGOs and government officials.

All revenue from the conference will be donated to the Fair Trade Jewelry Association – a 501(c)(3) registered U.S. charity.

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of free, fair and competitive global diamond markets. Established in 1978, the Rapaport Diamond Report is the primary source of diamond prices and market information. Group activities include publishing, research and marketing services, internet information and diamond trading networks, global rough and polished diamond tenders, diamond certification, quality- control, compliance, shipping, and financial services. Major activities of the group include the development of markets for Fair Trade Diamonds and Jewelry as well as the creation of diamond futures markets. Additional information is available at www.Rapaport.com.

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