25 Oct 2021
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
WDC pays tribute to Nicky Oppenheimer
Presents a silver plate in this recognition during Gala Dinner
By: Diamond World News Service
May 17 2012 10:23PM
Reference: 6960  


The World Diamond Council’s 8th Annual Meeting in Vicenza, Italy concluded with a Gala Dinner and a special tribute to De Beers Chairman Nicky Oppenheimer. On this occasion, WDC President Eli Izhakoff presented Mr. Oppenheimer with a silver plate and read the inscription which recognized Mr. Oppenheimer for his dedicated support for the World Diamond Council and the Kimberley Process.

Speaking to gathering, Mr. Oppenheimer, said that the World Diamond Council dinner would be the last industry event that he would address before his retirement from De Beers.

He mentioned that "Like the Kimberley Process, the WDC will also need to evolve to ensure that it can continue to represent the diamond industry effectively in its engagements with governments and other stakeholders.”. He further added that the as the industry is growing in its ‘global reach and new consumer markets, the emerging trading and polishing centers and new producers must have an equal voice in the future direction of our industry as they stand alongside more established markets and producers. There is no doubt in my mind that the World Diamond Council's success over the next few years will be measured in part by how effective it is in building bridges of understanding across the diamond pipeline to the benefit of both producers and markets."

Referring to the changes that will come about in his life following his retirement, he mentioned that he remains ‘confident that WDC and our industry as a whole take the steps necessary to ensure that it can continue to promote the enormous good we are capable of achieving and to defend the integrity and of our unique and beautiful product’. During his speech Mr. Oppenheimer was accompanied by his son Jonathan and other senior De Beers officials.

The Gala Dinner was hosted by the Fiera di Vicenza.

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
*  Name:
*  Mobile:
*  Email:
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
Search News by City
Kosher 23460
Kosher 23460
Recent Issue
Kosher 23460
News in Pictures
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 30021
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 6420
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 26305
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 36094
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 50083
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 63346
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 20296
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 47988
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 47129
Member of:
Supporter of: