WDC to Hold its Annual Meeting in May

The World Diamond Council will hold its fifth annual meeting at the David Citadel Hotel on May 9 and 10 in Jerusalem, Israel, hosted by the Israeli Diamond Industry. The annual meeting is a time where government, non-government, and industry leaders come together in an open forum to discuss the issues at had surrounding the eradication of the flow of conflict diamonds.

The mandate for the World Diamond Council is the development, implementation, and oversight of a tracking system for the export and import of rough diamonds to prevent the exploitation of diamonds for illicit purposes such as war and inhumane acts.

“Since our inception in 2000, the WDC has been working with the leaders of our industry to stop the flow of conflict diamonds through the implementation of the Kimberley Process and System of Warranties. The WDC continues to be at the forefront of this vital issue by continuing to work with our government and non-government partners to stop this evil trade” said Eli Izhakoff, chairman of the World Diamond Council. “It is our hope that by gathering all interested parties at this forum we will be able to take great strides to make conflict diamonds a thing of the past.”

To register for the WDC meeting, log on to www.5-wdcmeeting.com.

The World Diamond Council represents over 50 industry organizations – from mining companies and trade associations to manufacturers and retailers – worldwide.

For more information on the World Diamond Council, visit www.worlddiamondcouncil.org or www.diamondfacts.org