ADC Online | 14 October
WED 14 OCT
12:30 - 13:30 CET
African Diamond Conference Digital | State of the Market
In the first of a series of African Diamond Conference webinars, Didier Backaert, International consultant at Bonas Group provides an update on the Bonas Study on the synthetic diamond market while Edahn Golan will address the state of the polished market and current consumer trends.
Synthetic Diamonds: State of Affairs | Didier Backaert - Bonas Group
Polished market & Consumer Trends | Edahn Golan
Mr. Backaert has been in the diamond industry for over 15 years, after having gained experience as a cross-industry CRM consultant at Cap Gemini. Mr Backaert in his current position for Bonas Group is advising some prominent diamond companies in multiple fields such as CSR, marketing and business development. In addition, he has been monitoring the synthetic diamond landscape for over 4 years now and has been active in multiple assignments commissioned by some leading associations in the diamond industry. Mr Backaert has also been an active member of the Responsible Jewellery Council since 2005 and was appointed as a Director in the company in 2015.
Edahn Golan is a veteran of the diamond industry, researching and writing about it since 2001. He specializes in a wide range of topics relating to this unique industry, including the way it operates, wholesale and retail polished diamond prices, the rough diamond sector of the diamond pipeline and investment in diamonds.