During a 2-day networking event by a delegation of leading Turkish jewellers visited Antwerp to meet with their peers in Antwerp and enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look of the HRD Antwerp Diamond lab in addition to an in-depth presentation on lab-grown diamonds by Dr. Katrien De Corte, Chief Officer Education and Industry HRD Antwerp.
The visit took place within the framework of ‘the Antwerp Diamond Experience’, a new initiative by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, targeting the biggest and most promising diamond markets to facilitate interested companies in finding their way to Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world.
“Just like Turkey, Antwerp can look back on a long and rich history as a diamond and jewellery trading hub. For several centuries it has been playing a dominant role in the international diamond trade, functioning as the leading trading place for diamonds originating from all over the world” explains Peter Macken, CEO HRD Antwerp.
"I congratulate the AWDC management team for their vision and their relentless support in organising this incredibly valuable networking event. It’s a sound move forward in strengthening our relationship with key players in the Turkish market” Mr. Macken continues.