The World Diamond Council (WDC) will hold its 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City from September 7-9. The AGM will discuss the Kimberley Process (KP), the implementation of the WDC’s first-ever Strategic Plan, and an enhanced communications platform. The WDC represents the diamond industry in the development and implementation of regulatory and voluntary systems to control the trade in diamonds embargoed by the United Nations or covered by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
The WDC will hold two Board of Directors meetings on the first day, followed by keynote address by Maurice Tempelsman, chairman of the board of Lazare Kaplan International Inc., at the opening session of the AGM on September 8. He will be joined by a number of high profile speakers from the diamond industry and government, the WDC said in a media statement. The meeting will also focus on the KP Plenary meeting to take place later this year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is the KP Chair for 2016. The WDC AGM is open to paid WDC members and invited guests only.