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Jun 29, 2018

2018 World Diamond Congress to be Held in Mumbai in October

The 2018 World Diamond Congress, the biannual meeting of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), will take place in Mumbai, India, during the latter part of October, the WFDB announced in a statement. The Congress was earlier scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv from June 19 to 21, but had to be rescheduled.

WFDB President Ernie Blom said: “At our last Executive Committee meeting in Antwerp last week, our colleagues from the Bharat Diamond Bourse kindly extended an invitation to host the 2018 Congress in Mumbai. The Congress will take place towards the end of October, and the final dates will be communicated as soon as possible.”

Blom extended his thanks for this “kind invitation” on behalf of the WFDB and the IDMA board and said, “We look forward to meeting all the WFDB and IDMA presidents and their delegations, as well as members of the entire diamond pipeline. I would ask industry members to leave their busy schedules free in the last part of October to be able to attend this important Congress.”