The Belgian Federation of Diamond Bourses (BFDB), the umbrella organization for Antwerp's four diamond bourses, has announced the names on the new Board of Directors for the respective bourses as well as BFDB's own Executive Committee. On October 8, 1893, the city's first bourse, the Diamantclub van Antwerpen, was established to promote and facilitate trade and industry in diamonds and other precious stones.
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre will be travelling to Chicago from April 17-20 where AWDC partners with the Chicago SMART Jewelry Show, and New York from April 21–23 for the New York Diamond Week. A series of networking events have been organized in both cities, creating the opportunity for Antwerp diamond traders to establish contacts with American jewelers and diamond traders. The New York Diamond Week is one of the most important events in the American jewelry and diamond market.