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Diamond Development Hosts Panel Discussion at JA NY Summer Show

Jul 24, 2014 9:28 AM   By DDI
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Press Release: The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) will be hosting an interactive panel discussion as part of this year's educational sessions at the JA New York Summer Show. The focus will be on exploring practical ways in which jewelry industry members apply different responsible sourcing practices or systems, and how these efforts can be complementary with relevant business practices. This panel is part of DDI's broader information outreach effort to industry members.
WHO: The panelists will be:
David Bouffard of Signet Jewelers
Brad Brooks-Rubin of Gemological Institute of America
Rachel Lichte of Clarity Project Inc.
Ngomesia Mayer-Kechom of DDI International
Eric Schulte of People from Good Homes Inc.
Ronnie Vanderlinden of Diamond Manufacturers Association of America (DMIA)
Moderated by Rob Bates, senior editor for JCK Magazine.
WHERE: JA New York Summer Show*
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
*The end of rows 2000 & 2100
WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. 
About DDI: The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI International) is an international non-profit organization whose members come from the diamond and jewelry industry, academia, civil society and governments. DDI works on the political, social, and economic challenges facing the artisanal diamond mining sector in Africa and South America. DDI is working to transform the sector into an economically viable and legitimate enterprise.  For more information on DDI, visit our website at

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