See you at the Rappaport Int’l Diamond Conference in NYC on Sept. 12th

Posted on August 29, 2011

We’ve been invited to invite all our readers to the next RAPAPORT INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND CONFERENCE 2011.

It takes place on Monday, September 12, 2011, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, at The Times Center, 242 West 41st St. in New York City.

The Rapaport International Diamond Conference (IDC) brings together important players in the diamond and jewelryindustry with business experts, government officials and civil societyleaders to learn about and discuss the pressing issues of the day.

AGENDA:
The Market for Luxury Jewelry     9:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Luxury Consumer – Changing Consumer Values and New Marketing Strategies
with Pam Danziger, founder of UnityMarketing and internationally recognized expert on consumerbehavior, motivation and psychology.

Auctions – Large Diamonds, Gemstones and Jewelry
Moderated by Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the
Rapaport Group Featuring: Lisa Hubbard, Chairman North andSouth America, Sotheby’s Gary Schuler, Senior Specialist International, Sotheby’s

Trend Talk – Panel Discussion on Design
Moderated by Rapaport Magazine Editor in Chief, Amber Michelle
Featuring: Michael O’Connor, red carpet commentator and
stylist Janet Goldman, owner Fragments designer jewelry
showroom and retail store Nina Runsdorf and Laura Aman,
designers, NSR Nina Runsdorf Kerri Halpern, designer, MadstoneTM

Diamonds and Social Responsibility – Real Solutions to Real Problems 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The afternoon session will address important questions raised by government and industry as well as corporate efforts to increase legitimate sourcing practices, traceability and good business ethics throughout the supply chain. What can we do better? What has worked? How can existing models be implemented on a wider scale? Leaders from industry and government will discuss the challenges and successes resulting from their efforts.
Featuring: Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) representatives on the establishment and implementation of industry-wide ethical standards, Martin Rapaport on source certification and Brad Brooks-Rubin of the U.S. State Department on how government and industry can work together to address the needs of the artisanal mining sector.

The conference has NO CHARGE this year but they are asking for a voluntary contribution of $50 or more to the Jewelers For Children charity in lieu of any registration fee. Visit www.jewelersforchildren.org for more details.

Register NOW at www.diamonds.net/idc. For more info: idc@diamonds.net or call 702.893.9400.

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