Antwerp: Diamond buying jewellers visiting the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) will get a genuine taste of the unequaled variety of diamonds that the Antwerp diamond market has to offer, says Ari Epstein, the CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), which is the chief sponsor of the Fair.
“Antwerp is the world’s leading diamond trading centre. However, my colleagues and I continue to meet members of the jewellery trade who may have done business with Antwerp-based diamond firms, but have not yet visited Antwerp itself, and therefore have not had a chance to truly experience the powerhouse that our diamond centre constitutes,” Epstein said.
“With the establishment of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair in 2010, the Antwerp diamond business community took yet another step to lower the financial threshold for our companies to exhibit and Antwerp now has its very own, exclusive, by-invitation-only, diamond trade show. This event has proved its pulling power and is held annually, in the city’s diamond quarter itself, in the trading halls of three of our bourses.” he added.
The ADTF, a joint initiative of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, the Diamond Club of Antwerp and the Antwerp Diamond Kring exchanges, is held on the bourses’ diamond trading floors which are converted into three elegantly designed exhibition spaces for the event. They host around 90 of Antwerp’s leading diamond manufacturing and trading firms, which will be displaying a very wide variety of polished diamonds. The sixth edition of the ADTF will open its doors on Sunday, February 1, and close on Tuesday, February 3. The date of the ADTF was carefully selected to fit in with those of other prestigious jewellery industry events in the region and thus enable visitors to the ADTF to plan their itineraries effectively.
Invited first-time diamond buyers are offered three free nights at the ADTF venue hotel. All approved buyers receive daily invitations to lunches, ADTF dinners and social events. The Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair is powered by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).