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- 01/02/2016 -
Addressing diamond industry’s global crisis, AWDC to focus on financial innovation Monday, 1 February, 2016 Diamond data

The diamond trade around the world is under duress. Antwerp, the most important international trade center, did not escape the year unscathed, but was the best performer. This past year, 48.3 billion USD worth of diamonds were imported to and exported from Antwerp. 

- 21/01/2016 -
7th Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair to open its doors on 31 January Thursday, 28 January, 2016 Events

The 7th Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) will open its doors to jewelers, jewelry manufacturers and jewelry designers from all across the globe, from January 31 till 2 February 2016. Over the course of three days, they can meet with Antwerp’s top diamond companies within the halls of the Antwerp Diamond Bourses.

- 28/01/2016 -
Bulgaria no longer KP Authority in Europe Thursday, 28 January, 2016 Public Affairs

On 26 January 2016, the Official Journal of the European Union published that Bulgaria is no longer a KP authority in Europe. Therefore, only 6 European KP authorities are now empowered to verify import and export shipments of rough diamonds, namely Antwerp (Belgium), Bucharest (Romania), Idar-Oberstein (Germany), Lisbon (Portugal), London (United Kingdom) and Prague (Czech Republic).

- 28/01/2016 -
Anti-money laundering form now online Thursday, 28 January, 2016 CSR & Compliance

Every registered Belgian diamond dealer is legally obligated to complete the AML form each year. The official deadline for submission of the AML form relating to 2016 is 31st of March 2016. 

Register now online via to complete your anti-money laundering form. Use your registration number as your username and contact FPS Economy to get your password via +32 (0)2 277 99 24



- 08/01/2016 -
Last booths available in the Antwerp Diamond Pavilion at Hong Kong March show Thursday, 14 January, 2016 Events

AWDC has a few booths available in the Antwerp Diamond Pavilion at the upcoming Hong Kong Diamond, Gem and Pearl show from March 1-5. Act quickly and participate in the fair, which is a unique opportunity to expand your business.

For information on prices and practical details contact

- 14/01/2016 -
Free Wi-Fi in the diamond district Thursday, 14 January, 2016 Events

Thanks to the joint efforts of the AWDC, HRD Antwerp, Malca-Amit, AB-DC and Blue Wave Marketing – the company responsible for developing and installing the “Free Diamond Wi-Fi Network” – you are able to surf quickly and free of charge in the Schupstraat, Rijfstraat, Vestingstraat and Hoveniersstraat.

- 14/01/2016 -
Laurelton Diamonds Inc. Tender at Antwerp Diamond Tender Facility Thursday, 14 January, 2016 Events

Laurelton Diamonds Inc. will be holding viewings of its next Tender of Rough and Sawn at the Antwerp Diamond Tender Facility at the AWDC building in Antwerp, Belgium. The Tender will include a selection of White, Cape and Yellow Rough parcels in sizes from +5cts to -7 in Regular and High quality assortments totaling ~8,000cts. There will also be a range of White and Yellow Sawn Kaps offered in sized parcels from +3gr to -5 in mixed qualities totaling ~12,000cts.

- 14/01/2016 -
Talented M/F seeking internships Thursday, 14 January, 2016 Events

This year as well, students from the Municipal Lyceum Meir’s Diamond Processing Program are seeking internships. Four students from the 7th year are seeking internships starting 7 March.