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De Beers' Phillippe Mellier to address Presidents' Meeting

De Beers' Phillippe Mellier to address Presidents' Meeting

22.05.2015: Philippe Mellier, Chief Executive Officer of the De Beers Group, has accepted

Philippe Mellier, Chief Executive Officer of the De Beers Group, has accepted an invitation to be a keynote speaker at the upcoming 2015 Presidents' Meeting, which will be held June 14-16, at the Hilton hotel on Tel Aviv's seaboard. Mr. Mellier will be offering his "Perspectives on the Diamond Industry." 
 

"Mr. Mellier will be a most welcome speaker and participant," Ernest Blom, President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), said. "The WFDB, together with its sister organization the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), represents more 95 percent of all the individuals and companies that manufacture and trade in diamonds, worldwide.


 It is therefore the trade's most important forum and we're very much looking forward to Mr. Mellier's insights and observations."
 

IDMA President Maxim Shkadov, who recently has been critical of the rough producers' marketing policies, including those of De Beers, said he was pleased Mr. Mellier would be speaking at and participating in the meeting. "The Presidents' Meeting is a perfect platform to keep the dialogue with the producers going and IDMA's members will no doubt wish to engage Mr. Mellier in their discussions."
 

The 2015 Presidents Meeting is hosted by the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA). IDE President Shmuel Schnitzer, who is also a WFDB Honorary President, said he was honored to have Mr. Mellier among those who headline the Presidents' Meeting.
 

"The global diamond industry and trade is experiencing enormous change and it is certainly 'living in interesting times,'" Schnitzer noted. "Change has become the only constant in our business, but we need to remember that the common goal of our trade, and for that matter of all the participants in the upcoming Presidents' Meeting, is to ensure that our future will be bright, sparkling and prosperous."
 


 
About the 2015 Presidents' Meeting



Registration to the 2015 Presidents' Meeting is now open and delegates of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), as well as other industry operators and parties, are invited to go online, register for the Meeting and make their hotel bookings.


 This year's biennial Presidents' Meeting is held at the Tel Aviv Hilton Hotel, June 14-16, 2015 and hosted by the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA).   
 
 
 

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