World Diamond Council (WDC) will hold its 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from October 15 to 17, with the meeting hosted by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).
Among the items to be discussed at the AGM are industry recommendations for the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) review cycle and a proposed renewal of the WDC System of Warranties, the WDC said in a statement. The WDC focuses on preventing conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate global supply chain and protecting the value of natural diamonds.
“The WDC is going forward with its Strategic Plan aimed at enhancing the KPCS and encouraging diamond industry self-regulation to increase supply chain transparency,” stated Stephane Fischler, acting President of the WDC. “I am confident that our collaborative efforts will contribute to the further development of diamond industry integrity and strengthen consumer confidence in the diamond value chain.”
The program will begin on October 15 with the WDC Board of Directors meetings. On October 16, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of the DMCC, will make the keynote address at the opening session of the AGM. A Welcome Gala Dinner with all the Dubai Diamond Conference delegates will follow.