Fischer reelected as IDMA president

The General Assembly of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association, which represents 12 diamond manufacturers associations in 11 countries, has unanimously re-elected Jeffrey Fischer for a second term as president, during the World Diamond Congress in Tel Aviv, held June 26-29.

Also elected were vice presidents Eduard Denckens, Belgium; Moti Ganz, Israel; Maxim Schkadov, Russia; and Vasant Mehta, India. Stephane Fischler was re-confirmed as IDMA secretary general and treasurer for a fifth term.

The Canadian Manufacturing Association, which had applied to become IDMA’s 13th member organization, participated as an observer pending full membership at the next congress.

The IDMA General Assembly voiced its support to a proposal that the 33rd World Diamond Congress take place in Shanghai in 2008 and that the 34th World Diamond Congress take place in Moscow in 2010. The 2007 presidents meeting will take place in Amsterdam.