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Personal Invitation From Martin Rapaport

Rapaport at Baselworld

Mar 3, 2010 12:14 PM   By Rapaport
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Rapaport at Baselworld

Friday, March 19, 2010    

Basel Congress Center, Montreal Hall


9:30 – 11:00 a.m.           Special Presentation by Martin Rapaport:

"The Diamond Decade: New Opportunities”


1:30 – 4:00 p.m.             Rapaport Fair Trade Conference


Participation is free and open to all. 

To confirm your seat, please RSVP to


The conference is sponsored by RapNet – the Rapaport Diamond Trading Network.

Dear Friends,

The global economy will experience massive growth over the next decade. More people will accumulate more wealth than ever before in the history of mankind. Hundreds of millions of new middle-class consumers will create unprecedented demand for diamonds and jewelry.

The great changes restructuring the global economy are also bringing about complex challenges. Those that learn to surf the great waves of change and embrace the challenges of the future will prosper beyond expectation. Those that don’t won’t.

Now, more than ever, you must think strategically. I invite your participation. Learn how to turn challenges into opportunities. Smart people won’t just survive the recession; they will reposition themselves as winners.

Rapaport Fair Trade Conference – Basel

This year’s Rapaport Fair Trade Conference will address the issue of human rights and the jewelry industry, with a special focus on the situation in Zimbabwe. What can and should the diamond industry do about continuing human rights violations? How can we exclude blood diamonds from our distribution system?

We will also discuss what the jewelry industry is doing to develop Ethical, Development and Fair Trade diamonds, gems, metals and jewelry products. Speakers and panelists will include Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri of CIBJO, The World Jewellery Confederation, Patrick Schein from the Association for Responsible Mining (ARM), Michael Rae of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), Jean Claude Michelou from the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), Damien Cody from the ICA, Elisabetta Molina of Garavelli Aldo, Robin Smith of Host Universal, Assheton Stewart Carter from Pact and Dr. Elizabeth Umlas.

While reservations are not necessary, we encourage you to RSVP to  

For those of you attending the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show, Martin Rapaport’s “The Diamond Decade – New Opportunities” presentation will be taking place at on Sunday, March 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Salon III-IV, Mezzanine Floor, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong.

I take this opportunity to wish all of our friends a successful show season.

Yours truly,

Martin Rapaport
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