The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has created an international program to develop the future generation of diamond dealers. The Young Diamantaires initiative was introduced at the 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai in May and will be led by Rami Baron, who was elected chairman of the WFDB's promotion committee at the meeting. The project originates from discussions between the committee's members to encourage communication among younger diamantaires and connect them with newer members of the WFDB’s 30 affiliated bourses.
The Young Diamantaires group comprises younger members of diamond firms, bourses and organizations in countries including Israel, India, Belgium, the U.S., South Africa and Australia. “There has been tremendous interest in the program following our inaugural meeting in Dubai,” said Baron, who is also the president of the Diamond Dealers Club of Australia. "That shows the great desire among the younger generation of diamond industry members to increase communication and learn from each other about how to take our business forward into the future.”