DDC Hosts Diamond Expo

August 23, 2005

DDC Hosts Diamond Expo

The New York Diamond Dealers Club will host Diamond Expo 2005, featuring a selection of loose diamonds and colored stones on the DDC's 25,000-sq.-ft. trading floor at 580 Fifth Avenue and 47th Street, Sept.18-19, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sponsored by the International Gemological Institute, the DDC Diamond Expo will also provide a broad range of seminars designed to help retailers increase profits and diamond sales. The keynote speaker for Diamond Expo 2005 will be Martin Rapaport, who will discuss "The Future of Diamonds and the Independent Retailer," at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18. The first Diamond Expo convened by DDC is a two-day event that will include a host of special seminars specifically developed to provide retailers with information and guidance on how to increase diamond sales and profits, as well as how to stay ahead of the competition.

Topics addressed by IGI and other speakers include:
• How to Successfully Market Fancy Color Diamonds
• How to Beat the Competition and Win Diamond Sales
• How to Turn a Website into a Powerful Marketing Tool.

The Diamond Expo is a very exciting event for wholesalers and retailers to come together on the DDC's diamond trading floor," says Jacob Banda, president of the DDC. "We have an exciting selection of diamonds and colored stones from premier wholesalers and manufacturers and a dynamic range of seminars for retailers. We cordially invite retailers and wholesalers across the country to register and join us for this unprecedented event at the DDC."

To register, retailers and wholesalers should call (212) 869-9777 or (203) 977-0400, ext. 117 or download a registration form from www.nyddc.com.

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