WFDB President Ernest Blom to Address Webinar on ‘Planning for the New Year’ on GemAtlas

Jan 11, 2017

President of World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), Ernest Blom will address a webinar for the trade on January 13, 2017, at 4-5 pm (IST), live from Johannesburg on ‘Planning for the New Year’.

The webinar aims to help the trade in making decisions regarding planning buying, business activities, advertising exercises and budgets, etc which are difficult due to current uncertainties, the organisers said in a press release. Blom will present a clear picture of what to expect as well as offering expert advice to members of GemAtlas and the trade at large, they added.

Some of the themes that will be covered include:

(i) Demand, supply and price forecast for rough as well as polished diamonds.

(ii) How diamond cutting and polishing units and diamond jewellery manufacturers should plan for demand and price volatility in 2017.

(iii) What is the most appropriate model for participation by diamond miners, traders, manufacturers and retailers for ensuring growth in consumer demand for diamonds.

(iv) What traders, manufacturers and retailers SHOULD NOT DO in 2017.

The last 10 minutes of the Webinar will be devoted to a Q&A session..

To register for the webinar, visit


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