ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS' MEETING 2017

The Bharat Diamond Bourse(BDB) and the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) are honoured to host the biennial Presidents' Meeting of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) in Mumbai at Hotel Taj Lands End from 5-8 February 2017.

During the four day event, the leaders of the 30 diamond bourses affiliated to the WFDB will discuss the most pressing issues affecting the global diamond industry. They will be joined by an exclusive group of invited guests, mostly representatives of the major rough producers; companies and entities that provide crucial services to the industry, such as banks and other financing institutions; insurers; logistics, security and technology providers; governmental and non-governmental organizations and other industry interest groups.

Instituted in the early 1980s, Presidents' Meetings take place every two years, with the full World Diamond Congress held in the intervening years. Originally, the scope of the Presidents' Meetings was more limited in size and attendance, but over the years, the need to meet and discuss crucial issues grew, and with that the range and number of participants in Presidents' Meetings.

It is the second time a Presidents' Meeting is being held in Mumbai. The first time Mumbai hosted a Presidents Meeting was in 2005. Mumbai has also hosted a World Diamond Congresses in 2012.