14/1/11 – Second Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair Opens January 30
14 January 2011
The second edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair starts onJanuary 30 and lasts for two days. The exhibition organisers say that following last year’s successful premiere at the Antwerp Diamond Bourse (Beurs voor Diamanthandel), the fair’s 2011 edition is expanding to the adjacent trading hall of the Diamond Club of Antwerp (Diamantclub van Antwerpen). This will increase the number of exhibitors to 60 companies compared to 40 last year, allowing more Antwerp-based diamond firms to participate. The Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair is sponsored by and heldunder the auspices of Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).
Antwerp Diamond Bourse President Artur Beller noted that the inaugural fair had proven itself very successful. "The fair organizers have invited high-end jewellery firms to attend this exclusive, by-invitation only event. This is an opportunity for these preferred buyers to connect with a wide range of Antwerp diamond companies," he said.
Beller pointed out that Antwerp is a logical venue for the trade fair given its position as the hub of the global diamond business. "More than 50 percent of the world’s polished diamonds are traded in our city. No other diamond centre is able to provide a larger and more varied selection of polished diamonds, at such highly competitive prices.” This year, the fair organizers are also welcoming retailers from outside Europe.