The Ministry of Mines and I Mining Development of Zimbabwe is organizing an international diamond conference in Victoria Falls from the 12th till the 13th of November 2012. The conference will be hosted by minister Obert Moses Mpofu who will address the audience on behalf of the Zimbabwe government.
The participation of a broad forum of speakers has been confirmed including Eli Izhakoff, Chairman of the World Diamond Council, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority, Vasant Mehta, Former Chairman, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, Ernie Blom, President Elect of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Abbey Chikane, KP Monitor and Peter Meeus, Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange.
“The conference aims to highlight the accomplishments of Zimbabwe in the diamond industry. After having been accepted again as a full member of the KPCS in Kinshasa 2011, Zimbabwe stands ready to give the world full transparency on its achievements as a major diamond producer,” says Mpofu.
Meanwhile the Organizing Committee of WDC has announced that Susan Shabangu, minister of mineral resources, Republic of South Africa and Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic, the chair of Kimberley Process, will be addressing the congress.