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AWDC Webinar: State of the Chinese Diamond Market & Business Opportunity through WeChat

22 Jun 2021

Join us as we, together with Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) and the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange (GZDE), discuss the current state of the Chinese Diamond market. 

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to know more about how to expand your business to China, the GZDE will introduce to you their new “WantDiamond” platform, a diamond trading platform where Antwerp-based traders can upload their inventory, and Chinese-based companies can make a purchase. 

Don't miss this incredible business opportunity! 


Eva Verstraelen, Economic Representative - Guangzhou, Flanders Investment & Trade 
Liang Weizhang, General Manager, Guangzhou Diamond Exchange 


Karen Rentmeesters, Head of Communications, Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) 
Ahalya Choksi, Business Development Officer, AWDC


Topic: State of the Chinese diamond market

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - 11:00 - 13:00 CET 

10:55     Start dialing in / clicking on the link in the Zoom invitation
11:00     Introduction the Current State of the Chinese Market
              Exclusive demonstration of the WantDiamond platform
12:30     Q&A
13:00     End

This is an online webinar. A link and instructions on how to join will be sent in the confirmation mail.

Please note: By registering for this webinar, you agree to have your name and email address shared with AWDC / GZDE / FIT to host this webinar. 

We encourage all attendees to download the WeChat app from the app store, so they can download the “WantDiamond” mini-app (through WeChat) during the webinar. If you prefer not to, you can always do so after the webinar as well. There is also a webversion.


About WantDiamond

WantDiamond is a mini-program (through WeChat) developed by the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange, based on the GZDE’s online trading system. Being one of the two Chinese members of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, GZDE is the international diamond trading platform set up by the Guangdong Provincial government and a comprehensive service hub for the diamond and jewelry industry. GZDE launched the WantDiamond mini-app in WeChat, the most popular social media in China, providing diamond traders very convenient access to business opportunities through which demands and offers can efficiently be matched. In just a few simple steps, you and your inventory will quickly be linked, in real-time, with concrete buyers in the fast-growing Chinese market! 


Eva Verstraelen, Economic Representative - Guangzhou, Flanders Investment & Trade 

After having served for more than 20 years at many Belgian embassies and consulates worldwide as a diplomat for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eva Verstraelen has joined Flanders Investment & Trade in 2020 and started as Economic Representative of Flanders in Guangzhou in July that same year. Together with her colleagues in the FIT offices in Beijing and Shanghai, she supports Flemish companies who wish to access the Chinese market and also guides Chinese companies looking to invest in Flanders.

She holds degrees in language interpretation, international relations and journalism, and was also living and working in Beijing from 2006 to 2010, where she first started learning Chinese.