DMCC, the world’s flagship free zone and the Dubai government’s trade and enterprise body, will hold its flagship Dubai Diamond Conference (DDC) on 21 February 2022 at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. The conference is expected to bring together hundreds of industry experts to discuss key topics concerning the future of diamonds.

The diamond industry has successfully emerged from a pandemic of rising demand and soaring prices. The various DDC panel sessions will aim to answer questions about why this has happened, the changing nature of consumer behaviour, the risks and opportunities for diamond companies in the coming year, and how to use this positive momentum to strengthen the entire diamond industry.

There will be a series of high-level meetings and industry events during the week in Dubai, starting with the World Diamond Council board meeting on February 20. The DDC gala dinner will host the Jewellery World Awards, organised by Informa Markets, which are designed to recognise the significant contribution made by the global diamond and jewellery industry.

The new Jewellery, Gem and Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) exhibition, with DMCC as official partner, will be one of the jewellery world’s most powerful markets for product discovery, making meaningful connections and inspired thinking. Buyers and suppliers will gather at the Dubai World Trade Centre from February 22 to 24 to trade and explore new business opportunities in Dubai. Finally, the presidents of World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) will meet on February 24 and 25 at the iconic Almas Tower.

In line with its mandate to attract, facilitate and channel new trade flows through Dubai, DMCC is a driving force in establishing the emirate as a leading global diamond trading hub. Since the beginning of 2021, the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), the world’s largest diamond tendering platform, has held more than 60 diamond tenders. In October 2021, an exceptional diamond over 100 carats was successfully sold for USD 5.218 million (USD 44,004 per carat) in a record-breaking tender held at the DDE. More details about the conference and early-bird tickets are available at: https://diamondconference.ae