Antwerp: The Antwerpsche Diamantkring (ADK), the Rough Diamond Bourse, will be holding the next edition of its Rough Diamond Days, February 25 and 26, in the ADK trading hall, open to all WFDB members worldwide.
The ADK’s history making first edition of the Rough Diamond Days was held last November. “It was a great opportunity to place the Kring in the spotlight,” ADK President Freddy Inzlicht said. “The floor was teeming with traders showing goods and concluding deals. With close to 2,000 diamond companies active in Antwerp’s diamond quarter, this sort of event offers rough traders, manufacturers and dealers a great platform to meet, network, renew ties, make new contacts and do business effectively!”
“In November, we held our first Rough Diamond Day at the Kring. It was so successful that we decided to set up a second edition, on February 25 and 26, which will now be open to all WFDB members, who are welcome to bring their clients along”, Michael Vaughan, ADK executive board member and chair of the Rough Diamond Days organising committee, added.
Freddy Inzlicht noted that the Kring’s initiative is an integral part of Antwerp’s global marketing efforts. “Antwerp is the beating heart of the world’s rough and polished diamond trade. Annually, some 80 percent of the global rough diamond production is traded and sold in Antwerp. However, these are challenging times, and to remain at the top we need to increase our promotional and marketing efforts, which is why we encourage all members of WFDB affiliated bourses to join us on February 25 and 26, here in Antwerp” the ADK President concluded.
Registration is not required, but visitors will be asked to present their (WDFB affiliated) bourse membership card to enter the trade hall.