The Rapaport International Diamond Conference is taking place on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at The Times Center, 242 West 41 Street, New York City.
If you have not already registered - I encourage you to do so and learn more about key issues facing the diamond and jewelry world today. This year we have made the conference free and open to all. You can register at: www.diamonds.net/idc.
The morning agenda from 9.00 am - 12.00 pm will focus on “The Market for Luxury Jewelry” and features:
Sotheby’s Lisa Hubbard, Chairman North and South America and Gary Schuler, Senior Specialist International discussing large diamonds, gemstones and jewelry.
Pam Danziger, founder of Unity Marketing and internationally recognized expert on consumer behavior, motivation and psychology speaking about the luxury consumer.
A panel discussion on design trends with Michael O’Connor, Janet Goldman, Nina Runsdorf, Laura Aman, Kerri Halpern and moderated by Amber Michelle, Editor in Chief of the Rapaport Magazine.
The afternoon agenda, starting at 2:00 pm concentrates on “Diamonds and Social Responsibility – Real Solutions to Real Problems” including:
Brad Brooks-Rubin, Special Advisor on Conflict Diamonds, U.S. State Department discussing PRADD: a collaborative effort of USAID and the State Department to empower artisanal mining communities in the CAR and Liberia.
Matt Runci, Chairman, Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) on building and implementing industry wide standards.
Martin Rapaport, Chairman, Rapaport Group introducing Ethical Certification
Louis Sagar, Executive Director, The GreenShows addressing the future of retail in sustainable fashion, jewelry and accessories.
Register now to attend the Rapaport International Diamond Conference 2011 and learn more about our speakers at: www.diamonds.net/idc. This year’s conference is sponsored by RapNet – Rapaport Diamond Trading Network.
Looking forward to seeing you on September 12 in New York.