IDE RELEASES 2ND VIDEO INVITATION TO INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND WEEK IN ISRAEL
A second video released this week invites international exhibitors and buyers to attend the 6th International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI), held February 13 – 16, 2017.
Late last week, the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) announced it will officially open a new International Tender Center on February 14, 2017 during IDWI. IDWI will host three important tenders of polished and rough diamonds by Alrosa, I. Hennig and Koin. The visit of Alrosa President Andrey Zharkov, who will be a guest of honor at IDWI, is timed to coincide with the opening of the tender center.
The IDE also expects that the upcoming IDWI will exceed previous attendance records by several hundreds. Last week, Haim Volner, Chairman of the IDWI Organizing Committee, said that buyers have registered from over 20 countries, including the US, UK, Germany, China and India. “Most of those registered have come through social media, where we have conducted a very active campaign. A high percentage are repeat attendees, but we are seeing a great deal of new buyers, which is very encouraging”, he said.
Volner elaborated on some of the new features added this year: “International rough and polished diamond tenders, a rich social program, free sightseeing tours to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. This is in addition to three free hotel nights” . He added that “buyers know they can find special cuts, special sizes, fancy colors, layouts, series and more. That has always been the major attraction, and it is driving attendance now”.