The Antwerp World Diamond Centre and Israeli Diamond Institute, in collaboration with VDB Expo, this morning kicked off a three day Online Diamond Trade Show, featuring 50 exhibitors from Israel and Antwerp. The event, which is open 24 hours a day and has direct communication features including live videochat, already has 800 registered professional buyers, from over 50 different countries. In the pre-covid era, traders would now be gearing up to ship goods and travel to the Hong Kong September show. For AWDC and IDI, this moment, considering traveling is out of the question, is the perfect time to set up a virtual trade show. "Like in a traditional show, exhibitors from the Israeli and Antwerp pavilions are showcasing a selection of competitively priced goods, buyers can browse through the offers of loose diamonds and parcels and engage directly with the supplier. Apart from goods, the visitors can also check out a series of vlogs aimed at increasing their knowledge and skills. As market sentiment improves and demand is picking up ahead of the holiday season, now is the right time to connect with clients and suppliers, the VDBExpo platform allows to do that seamlessly, from the comfort of your home", Karen Rentmeesters, Senior Manager Communications at the AWDC commented. Interested buyers can register to join the Online Trade Show via register.vdbexpo.com/awdcs.