Antwerp, Belgium—The World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association have announced the dates for next year’s edition of the World Diamond Conference.

The biennial event will take place in Hong Kong November 2-5, 2020.

In a joint statement, World Federation of Diamond Bourses President Ernie Blom and International Diamond Manufacturers Association President Ronnie VanderLinden stressed the importance of attendance at the conference, in which members of the midstream diamond market discuss topics affecting the industry.

"I would ask members of our organizations, as well participants from other areas of the diamond industry, to please make a note of these important dates as the World Diamond Congress is a very important event where sensitive industry topics are debated with global input and decisions made," said Blom.

VanderLinden added, "The midstream of the diamond pipeline is under the greatest pressure that it has experienced for many years. It is vital that we have a full attendance, with members from across the world, to discuss this challenge and how we go forward."

Blom explained that the World Diamond Congress accepted an invitation to hold the event in Hong Kong from Hong Kong Diamond Bourse President Lawrence Ma.

The last edition of the conference was supposed to take place in Tel Aviv in June 2018, but political tensions in the region led to low registration numbers. Organizers cancelled that event, instead holding it in Mumbai in October 2018.

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