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Speech IDMA President Maxim Shkadov to opening session the 37th World Diamond Congress, as read by IDMA Secretary General Ronnie VanderLinden

Welcome to the 37th World Diamond Congress. Apologies are offered by IDMA President Maxim Shkadov who had to cancel at the very last moment.

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Let's talk about what is really important!

A call for contributions to the IDMA agenda in Dubai.

“Can we stop talking about it and deal with our real problems?” one of my colleagues in IDMA asked. “Why are we so obsessed with it?”

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Polished first, then rough

By Maxim Shkadov

Looking at the last supply cycle of the large producers, ALROSA and De Beers, we've seen an increase in rough diamond supply to the market.

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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...