Rapaport Press Release
RAPAPORT... PRESS RELEASE, August 13, 2012, New York: This year’s Rapaport International Diamond ‎Conference will take place at the Taj President Hotel in Mumbai, India on August 29, 2012. 

Commenting on why this year’s Rapaport Conference is being held in Mumbai, Martin Rapaport, ‎Chairman of the Rapaport Group said, “As diamond demand and prices go through a boom bust ‎cycle, India is the market to watch. While the U.S. and China are important sources of demand, ‎how India handles rough supply and polished demand will define short term recovery ‎opportunities.”‎

Conference speakers and topics will include:‎

India’s New Regulatory and Banking Environment ‎

•    Rohan Shah – Managing Partner and Taxation Manager, Economic Laws Practice
•    Dr. Suresh Surana – Founder RSM Astute Consulting Pvt. Ltd.‎
•    Biju Patnaik – Regional Head of RBS Asia, International Diamond & Jewelry Group ‎
•    Vasant Mehta – Vice President IDMA / Previous Chair, Gem and Jewelry Promotion ‎Council  (GJEPC)‎
•    Sanjay Kothari – Vice Chairman, GJEPC ‎

Diamond Prices, Commoditization and Investment

•    Martin Rapaport – Chairman of the Rapaport Group
•    Russell Mehta – Managing Director, Rosy Blue India
•    Ashish Mehta – Partner, Kantilal Chhotilal
•    Vishal Doshi – Group Executive Director, Shrenuj ‎

Diamond Jewelry, Branding and Luxury Product Development

•    Mehul Choksi – Chairman & Managing Director Gitanjali Gems Limited  ‎
•    Sumesh Wadhera – Managing Director, AOJ Media Pvt Ltd ‎

Trick or Treat, Dealing with Synthetics

•    Matthew Hall – Director of Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Mumbai Laboratory ‎Operations
•    Mark Brauner – Co CEO International Gemological Institute (IGI) Worldwide

The conference will be a full day event where speakers and panelist will present their expertise ‎on the diamond market as it relates to legal regulations, the investment arena, synthetic ‎counterfeits and product branding. The sessions will be followed by a networking dinner. ‎

Registration: at www.diamonds.net/idc, idc@diamonds.net or Tel: +91-22662-72600.‎

Rapaport Media Contacts: Mumbai: Manisha Mehta +91-97699-30065, media@rapaport.com  ‎

About IDC: The annual Rapaport International Diamond Conference (IDC) provides a platform for strategic ‎discussion and analysis of the major challenges and opportunities confronting the diamond and jewelry industry. ‎Speakers and panelists include experts from a wide variety of disciplines as well industry insiders and market ‎makers. ‎

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value ‎services that support the development of free, fair, transparent and competitive 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, international clearing house services and fair ‎trade development. Additional information is available at www.Rapaport.com.‎

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