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FACETS 2022 Diamonds in the Age of the Consumer

14 - 15 Sep 2022

In the past 575 years, Antwerp has played a critical role in gathering industry stakeholders from around the world, defining historical moments in our shared history. Today, much like the World Economic Forum became the stage for global economic development, we want to further anchor Antwerp’s pivotal role in the global diamond industry, as the meeting space where governments, miners, midstream traders, and retailers come together to engage with each other, tackle challenges that lie ahead, discuss opportunities for positive impact on people and planet, and actively engage in initiatives that foster sustainable growth. In a world where disruption is the new normal, the diamond and jewelry industry at large is forced to adapt quickly to the new challenges ahead. These challenges are driven by the most powerful stakeholder in our businesses: the consumer.

This first edition, FACETS 2022 – “Diamonds in The Age of the consumer”, will be attended by the captains of industry from the global diamond- and jewelry industry as well as high-level politicians, engaging in an unprecedented and inclusive dialogue, on September 14 and 15, 2022.

During this two-day event, we will be discussing how current events and trends are impacting the fundamentals of the industry, what this means for producing countries and their efforts to build sustainable diamond economies, and how a collaborative approach, closing the gaps between the different actors in the pipeline, can make our industry stronger, more sustainable, and more equitable. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the oldest commodities exchange in the world, situated in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium, established in 1530 as the “Handelsbeurs”. Register to our guest list today via the button at the bottom of this page.


Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 September 2022


“Handelsbeurs” – Borzestraat 31, Antwerp – Belgium


14 September 2022

“A tipping point for the diamond & jewelry industry”

An introduction to how current events and trends have turned the diamond trade upside down and created new challenges on our path.

“Building sustainable diamond economies”: 

A debate on the threats and opportunities for diamond-producing countries and how these can be tackled.

“The Age of the Consumer”

A conversation on how the consumer is leading the industry into a new direction and how the industry can anticipate issues like reputation, sustainability, and transparency in the future.

“Building bridges between consumers, governments and the industry”

This is no longer a diamond story, it’s our story. How can we bridge the gaps between all stakeholders in each segment of our industry and how we can create sustainable solutions for the future.


15 September 2022

Facets 2022 Pitch

An opportunity for talent to pitch their diamond or luxury-segment-oriented ideas to an international panel of industry leaders from across the value chain, and receive invaluable insight and feedback from these top experts

Closing networking lunch

Meet & greet moment for the whole diamond community, experts, retailers, and representatives of other industries and organizations.



The chance of a lifetime to pitch your idea to a panel of diamond and luxury and innovation experts!
We call upon all creative minds to grab the opportunity to pitch their diamond or luxury segment-oriented idea to an international panel of industry leaders, innovation and luxury experts from across the value chain. What do you get in return? A chance to receive invaluable insight and feedback from these top experts, a cash prize and an opportunity to network.


1. Fill out the Application form here
2. Upload all necessary pitch documents

Applications will be evaluated by AWDC and a selection of proposals will be able to pitch to our panel of diamond and luxury experts live at FACETS 2022, on Thursday, September 15, at the Handelsbeurs, Antwerp, Belgium.



Get in touch with us to discuss the possibilities to put your company in the spotlight and sponsor Facets 2022, mail



Facets 2022 is fully booked but you can join our waiting list here.