Diamonds & Social Responsibility at the Rapaport International Diamond Conference

Date & Time

START: 9:00 AM September 12, 2011
END: 5:00 PM September 12, 2011

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Show your support for ethical and fair trade diamonds by joining industry insiders and government officials as they discuss the latest developments in the field. The Rapaport International Diamond Conference is free and open to all. Register now online as spots are limited.

From the website:

The IDC morning session, entitled “Luxury Jewelry,” will focus on three hot topics- today’s luxury consumer, the new auction market, and the latest in design and trends. The morning session will feature Sotheby’s jewelry experts, Lisa Hubbard, Chairman of North and South America, and Gary Schuler, Senior Specialist. They will discuss how demand from a changing international clientele is impacting the market for large diamonds, gemstones and jewelry. Pam Danziger, founder of Unity Marketing and internationally recognized expert on consumer behavior, motivation and psychology, will discuss changing consumer values and new marketing strategies. A panel discussion on design will highlight the latest jewelry trends in New York and internationally, and feature a glimpse into upcoming trends on the horizon.

The afternoon session, “Diamonds and Social Responsibility- Real Solutions to Real Problems”, will discuss ethical sourcing, one of the greatest challenges facing the diamond and jewelry industry. We will discuss real and practical solutions to the problem of human rights violations in the jewelry supply chain and ongoing efforts to create legitimate and ethical supply chains. We will discuss the establishment and implementation of industry-wide ethical standards, source certification and how government and industry can work together to address the needs of the artisanal mining sector.

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