WFDB Exco Meeting and Asia Summit – Shanghai

DDCA President Rami Baron recently returned from the WFDB Exco Meeting and Asia Summit. The summit ended after comprehensive talks on critical issues affecting all WFDB members. He also managed to snap a few pics in the process, see below!

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) Executive Committee (Exco) Meeting and Asia-Pacific Presidents’ Summit held in Shanghai on March 9 and 10 have ended after two days of intensive discussions on a range of crucial issues affecting the global diamond industry. Regional WFDB presidents, along with WFDB President Ernie Blom, were hosted by the Shanghai Diamond Exchange.

Among the issues discussed by Blom and the presidents of diamond exchanges in the region, including China, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Russia, were declining profitability for the WFDB’s members due to high rough prices and falling polished prices, as well as the decrease in bank credit to the diamond trade and the necessity of boosting consumer demand via generic promotion campaigns…

Click here to read more via the WFDB website

From left to right: Rony Unterman, Martine De Bruyne, Dieter Hahn, Elna Blom, Ernest Blom, Lin Qiang, Julien Drybooms, Michio Iwasaki, Caroline Yuan, Meir Wertheim, Rami Baron, Clark Jin
From left to right: Rony Unterman, Martine De Bruyne, Dieter Hahn, Elna Blom, Ernest Blom, Lin Qiang, Julien Drybooms, Michio Iwasaki, Caroline Yuan, Meir Wertheim, Rami Baron, Clark Jin
Rami trying out a machine which tests accuracy of your Mandarin
DDCA President Rami Baron trying out a machine which tests the accuracy of your spoken Mandarin.
Shanghai from Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai as seen from an elevator on Shanghai World Financial Center

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