The World’s leaders in the diamond industry will come together in Africa’s best-kept secret, Namibia, for the International Diamond Conference 2015. The Conference is themed: Omugongo, A Cut above the Rest, and will take place in the capital from 23rd – 24th November 2015. This summit is a unique forum for dialogue and cooperation between industry leaders at the highest level. The theme of the Conference will focus on the “Challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa: How can we make this industry viable and sustainable?”

 The Diamond Board of Namibia is proud to be hosting the event that will aid in securing a long-term plan to develop a self-sustainable national gem-cutting industry, thereby improving infrastructure, education and healthcare in local communities.

 The Minister of Mines and Energy, Hon. Obeth Mbul Kandjoze (MP), will open the two-day Conference, during which the National Earth Science Museum at the Ministry of Mines and Energy will showcase some of the award-winning Namibian pieces from the Shining Lights Diamond Design Collection.

 The Heritage Journey Exhibition will illustrate the process that every diamond goes through, while the new edition of The Diamond Journey book will be launched. 

 Her Excellency, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has been invited to open the Gala Dinner at the Conference. Michelle McLean-Bailey, former Miss Namibia and Miss Universe, philanthropist and founder of numerous charitable organisations, will be the host of the prestigious evening.

 Ogilvy Namibia is proud to be associated with this esteemed event.

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