2019 Dubai Diamond Conference

By November 2, 2019Uncategorized

A number of technological disruptions are set to change the shape of the industry. Gemdax moderates a number of panels at the Dubai Diamond conference where industry leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges for miners, the midstream and retailers.

Opening address by Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and CEO, DMCC – Video

Special address by Sergey Ivanov, CEO, ALROSA – Video

Market Review by Anish Aggarwal, Founding Partner, Gemdax – Video 

Panel 1: Technology Disruption: How will increased manufacturing automation affect our supply chain? 
Moderator: Anish Aggarwal, Founder, GEMDAX
David Block, CEO, Sarine
Bernold Richerzhagen, Founder and CEO, Synova
Faried Sallie, Head of Technology, De Beers Group
Tom Moses, Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research, GIA

Panel 2: Market Disruption: The advent of lab-grown diamonds – what does it mean for the diamond sector?
Amish Shah, President, ALTR Created Diamonds
Stuart Brown, CEO, Mountain Province
Stephen Lussier, Chairman and Executive Vice President, De Beers
William Shor, Managing Partner, Caspian VC (CVC)

Panel 3: Making sense of the disruption: How do we bring positive change given the disruption and current market conditions?
Davy Blommaert, Head – Diamond Business Corporate and Institutional Banking, NBF
Jim Pounds, Executive Vice President, Diamonds of Dominion Diamond Mines
Biju Patnaik, Executive Vice President and Head, Gems and Jewellery, IndusInd Bank
Martin Leake, Special Advisor for Precious Stone and Gems, DMCC