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First RapNet Symposium to be Held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


July 24, 2014 - Las Vegas, United States

The Rapaport Diamond Trading Network, will be hosting the first RapNet Symposium at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 7 to 8, 2014. The symposium is open to all members of the diamond and jewelry trade and free for all RapNet members. 

The symposium will focus on how the jewelry trade can use new technology to grow their business and increase profits. It will provide a meet and greet opportunity for individuals and companies that trade diamonds over the internet. Special sessions for IT managers and software developers will also be provided. 

Keynote speaker Robert Tucker will focus on vital innovation skills required to survive in today’s hyper-competitive e-World, and Martin Rapaport will discuss the future of electronic trading in the diamond and jewelry industry. Additional speakers from Yahoo!, Silverline, Hubspot, i-showcase and Jewelers Security Alliance will make important presentations. 

“Rapidly advancing information and communication technology is revolutionizing the diamond and jewelry trade. Retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers that do not innovate will go out of business. RapNet Symposium is an important and vital opportunity for members of our trade to get ahead of the technology curve and develop strategies that will ensure their future success. I strongly urge all RapNet members to attend the symposium,” said Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group. 

The RapNet Symposium is free to all RapNet members who are urged to stay at the W Hotel. The conference fee for non-RapNet members is $350. 

Symposium registration is available at http://symposium.rapnet.com/Register/ or telephone number +1-702-893-9400. Special discounted hotel rates at the W Hotel are available for participants from Friday through Monday evenings. Contact the hotel toll free at +1-866-837-4203 or +1-954-414-8200 and provide the code “RapNet Symposium 2014” to obtain the discounted hotel rate.

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of fair, transparent, efficient, and competitive diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1978, the Rapaport Magazine is the primary source of diamond price and market information. Group activities include Rapaport Information Services providing research, analysis and news; RapNet – the world's largest diamond trading network; Rapaport Laboratory Services provides GIA gemological services in India, Belgium and Israel; and Rapaport Trading and Auction Services specializing in recycled diamonds and jewelry. The Group supports over 20,000 clients in 118 countries and employs 200 people with offices in New York, Las Vegas, Antwerp, Ramat Gan, Mumbai, Surat, Dubai and Hong Kong. Additional information is available at www.Diamonds.net.

Source: Business Wire India

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