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July 10, 2018

It's vacation time in the US and I am, once again, motorcycle riding for ten days with friends. Yes, you can laugh all you want about this gang of 50-plussers riding motor bikes, but we're out there having great fun riding some of the back country highways in this amazing country.

 

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June 29, 2018

The United States industry vacation time has arrived! First and foremost, we at IDMA wish all our colleagues on vacation a wonderful time!

Safe travels! Europe and Israel, your vacations are next and around the corner!

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June 14, 2018

I am off again, this time to Antwerp to attend the Kimberley Process Intersessional, a week-long event where the members of the KP, other stakeholders and observers gather to make up the balance of our industry's efforts to protect the diamond industry and trade from conflict diamonds and other unwanted influences.

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Rough Talk - IDMA Blog

IDMA PRESIDENT PUTS DISCUSSION OF DIAMOND INDUSTRY FINANCING FIRMLY ON TOP OF THE INDUSTRY PLAYERS' AGENDA
As the primary representative of diamond manufacturers worldwide, I would contend that one of the major concerns all manufacturers share is the financial burden that we carry. Therefore, during my term as IDMA president, I intend to bring the discussion about financing to the top of the agenda. I want to try to engage all parties involved - rough diamond...
FROM THE OFFICE OF MAXIM SHKADOV, IDMA PRESIDENT
At this time, as these are the last few weeks before the end of year holidays, most of us will be quite busy. However, I think this is as good a time as any to invite our industry peers and do some strategic thinking about the future of the diamond supply pipeline. In no small terms, the last couple of days this congress have done just that, no matter how...