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The Dubai Diamond Conference (DDC), which is scheduled for September 26 in Dubai, will discuss the impact of technological innovation on the diamond industry, among other pertinent issues.
Organised by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Dubai’s authority on trade, enterprise and commodities, the DDC is expected to welcome more than 400 delegates.
“We realise that the industry is at an inflection point. The objective of the DDC is to convene the industry, debate the state of the current market and understand how best to adapt. Diamonds are formed under great pressure and the insights shared during DDC will help charter a path for the growth of the industry,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman and CEO of DMCC.
DDC will open with keynote speeches by industry specialists, to be followed by three panel discussions, where speakers will shed light on the latest trends in the diamond supply chain, including mining, polishing and trading, as well as process automation and technology-based judgement. The conference will also touch on the rise of lab-grown diamonds and their value proposition to a niche consumer base, in addition to the social value created by the diamond industry.
The conference will take place before the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and International Diamond Manufacturers Association’s Presidents Meeting, slated on September 24 and 25.
On September 25, DMCC will also officially unveil its redesigned and upgraded Dubai Diamond Exchange.