The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) announced that the 2018 World Diamond Congress, the biannual meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), will take place in Mumbai, India, during the latter part of October. This year’s Congress was due to take place in Tel Aviv from June 19 to 21, but was postponed due to security concerns.
WFDB President Ernie Blom said: “At our last Executive Committee meeting in Antwerp last week, our colleagues from the Bharat Diamond Bourse kindly extended an invitation to host the 2018 Congress in Mumbai. The Congress will take place towards the end of October, and the final dates will be communicated as soon as possible." He added, “On behalf of the WFDB and the IDMA board, we would like to thank our colleagues in Mumbai for their kind invitation, and we look forward to meeting all the WFDB and IDMA presidents and their delegations, as well as members of the entire diamond pipeline. I would ask industry members to leave their busy schedules free in the last part of October to be able to attend this important Congress.”