Panama Bourse Hires HRD, Baselworld Veteran as Business Development Director

The Panama Diamond Exchange has appointed diamond and jewelry industry veteran Dirk Blommaert as business development director.

In his new role, Blommaert will advance the role of Panama as a gem and jewelry center, particularly in Latin American markets.

A two-decade veteran of the gemstone and jewelry trade, Blommaert served as international events manager for Belgian industry group HRD—now known as the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC)—and spearheaded the introduction of Antwerp Diamond Pavilions at jewelry trade shows around the world. After setting up his own company, he served for 10 years as the business  development consultant for Baselworld and has consulted on various projects such as the International Gem Tower in New York City.

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