Antwerp: The Antwerp Diamond Bourse, The Antwerp Diamond Club, The Antwerp Diamond Kring and the AWDC announced that BrilliAnt®, the 8th edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF-January 29-31, 2017), is opening its doors to international exhibitors. The Diamond Kring’s beautiful trading hall, located in the heart of Antwerp’s diamond district, will host foreign exhibitors for the first time.
“The diamond trade is a global market,” says Thierry Polakiewicz, member of the Fair Organizing Committee. “Most diamonds pass through Antwerp two times: first as rough, and then as polished stones. The biggest diamond firms in the world are headquartered in the diamond district, making it the ultimate platform, where diamond dealers, polished diamond wholesalers and members of the jewelry industry and trade meet each other.”
“As international diamond center, it is only natural that our annual trade fair welcomes exhibitors from the world over. The choice of diamonds will be even larger and the offering more competitive! This makes it more likely that the Fair will satisfy jewelers’ demands,” Polakiewicz adds.
Applications to exhibit in the International Pavilion of BrilliAnt at the January 2017 edition will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis. “We will accept companies of repute whose owners are members of any of the 30 bourses affiliated with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. This is an opportunity for companies operating in niche markets to increase their visibility in Antwerp,” Polakiewicz concluded.