DDE to Host Second Diamond Conference

Dubai: The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) has announced that it will host the second Dubai Diamond Conference. The agenda will include panel discussions on business development in Africa, ethics, finance and synthetic diamonds.

The two-day event will include speakers from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, including several ministers of Mines and Mineral Resources from leading African diamond producing countries.

“2015 will be an interesting year for the global diamond trade,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre. “The global diamond industry has been going through a historic transformation over the last couple of years with the center of gravity shifting from west to east.”

The DDE said the program will enable discussions and debate with a focus on stimulating innovation and growth in the African, Middle Eastern and Asian diamond industry.

The conference will take place at Almas Tower from April 21-22.