INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND WEEK IN ISRAEL OPENS REGISTRATION WITH A PROMISE TO BE “BIGGER AND BETTER”
The sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI), which will be held from February 13 to 16, 2017, on the trading floor of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), is open for registration and will feature several changes in format and additional events which will make it “bigger and better”, the organizers promise.
According to the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), it is adding a host of new features, special guests and free attractions, “to make this event even more advantageous to international buyers”.
As in the past, hundreds of Israeli and international companies will be exhibiting on the IDE trading floor, offering a large variety of polished and rough goods. Many hundreds of buyers from around the world are expected to participate. As in past years, buyers are being offered free accommodations for three nights in nearby hotels.
The format of the upcoming IDWI has been changed, in line with buyer preferences. This year, trading will take place on the bourse floor from Monday to Wednesday, with Thursday left open for individual meetings within the Diamond Exchange. Alternatively, participants can choose to join free sightseeing tours on that day to Jerusalem or the Dead Sea.
Organizers say that a major attraction will be the important international tenders of rough and polished diamonds that will be held during IDWI. Plans are being finalized to feature tenders by several major producers and diamond auction companies. Moreover, IDE will be inaugurating its International Tender Center during the week.
Israel Diamond Exchange President Yoram Dvash said that he expected the next IDWI to attract hundreds more buyers as well as several world diamond leaders. “This year we are working in cooperation with the WFDB to bring members of all the bourses, making this a truly “interbourse” event”, Dvash said and added: “We are working very hard to make the sixth edition of IDWI both bigger and better. This time we are offering more – more traders, more goods, more variety, more business opportunities and more leisure activities. We will be announcing further details as they are finalized. Register now to ensure your place”, Dvash said.
Haim Volner, the incoming chairman of IDWI, said that he was confident that the next International Diamond Week would be bigger and better than previous ones. “IDWI has established a reputation as a prime trading opportunity for diamond dealers. We have upgraded the event with a new format and other new features, which we’ll announce later on”.