Rapaport Fair Trade Conference to Discuss Source Certification

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RAPAPORT… Press Release: May 6, 2013, Las Vegas: This year’s annual Rapaport Fair Trade Conference will discuss how the jewelry industry can enhance its reputation by ensuring the chain of custody and ethical sourcing of diamonds, gems and gold. Real-world solutions will be presented by jewelry industry leaders involved in establishing secure and ethical supply chains.

The conference will be held at the JCK Las Vegas show in the Banyan Ballroom, Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. The Rapaport Fair Trade Conference is part of a series of conferences being held on June 2, including the Rapaport Breakfast at 8 a.m.
Panel speakers for this year’s Fair Trade conference will include:

David Bonaparte, the president and CEO of Jewelers of America (JA)
Larry Drummond, the president of Metalor U.S.A. Refining Corporation
Michael Rae, the CEO of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
Martin Rapaport, the chairman of the Rapaport Group
Ronnie VanderLinden, the president of Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association (DMIA)

Free registration is available at www.diamonds.net/JCK2013, via email conference@diamonds.net or by phone +1-702-893-9400.

For further information about this and other Rapaport presentations, please visit www.Diamonds.net/Conference.

Rapaport Media Contacts: media@diamonds.net     
U.S.: Sherri Hendricks +1-702-893-9400;
International: Shira Topiol +1-702-425-9088

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of fair, transparent, efficient, and competitive diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1978, the Rapaport Diamond Report is the primary source of diamond price and market information. Group activities include Rapaport Information Services providing research, analysis and news; RapNet – the world’s largest diamond trading network with daily listings of over 990,000 diamonds valued at $6.4 billion and 12,000 members in 80 countries; Rapaport Laboratory Services provides GIA and gemological services in India, Belgium and Israel; and Rapaport Trading and Auction Services with monthly sales of over 50,000 carats. The Group employs 180 people with offices in New York, Las Vegas, Antwerp, Ramat Gan, Mumbai, Surat, Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Additional information is available at www.Rapaport.com.‎
About Rapaport Fair Trade: The Rapaport Group is committed to the sustainable development of ethical diamond, gold and jewelry products and markets. We believe that retailers, manufacturers and their suppliers should proactively investigate their supply chains to ensure the legitimacy of the products they sell. We also believe that Fair Trade products sourced from artisanal miners or produced by disadvantaged communities can be a catalyst for the alleviation of poverty.  Additional information about Rapaport fair trade initiatives is available at http://www.diamonds.net/fairtrade or via email at fairtrade@diamonds.net.

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