It is with much regret that the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association announce they have reached a decision to postpone the 2018 World Diamond Congress.

The congress is the biennial gathering of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA).

In a joint statement, WFDB President Ernie Blom and IDMA President Ronnie
VanderLinden said: “It is obviously with very great regret that we have reached the
decision to cancel the congress.

“We had a full agenda of issues regarding the state of the global industry and preparations were in full swing.

“However, we have to take all factors into account, and felt it was the correct decision to
make which is in the best interests of all concerned.”

The congress will be held at a later date which will be determined in the near future.

The congress was being organized by the Israel Diamond Exchange, and was due to
feature a section on how technology can aid the industry, among other