The launch of the new website is to create a platform through which they can express their thoughts, opinions, and views in a safe and constructive manner
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses is excited to announce the launch of its Young Diamantaires (YDs) website www.ydts.org.
The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world. The idea is to create a platform through which they can express their thoughts, opinions, and views in a safe and constructive manner.
The website itself was physically built by the members for the members. It is in its first iteration and there are plans to expand its functionality.
Here are the four features of the platform, mentioned by Rami Baron, Chairman of the Promotion Committee of the WFDB and founder of the Young Diamantaires. Following features/motives of the platform that will help the group to grow:
- To provide a platform where discussion can take place which is relevant to the industry, respectful and without any judgments.
- To provide an ability to expand one’s networks and to participate in events. Idea is to share the tips of growing businesses with like-minded people.
- To cultivate leadership roles for the future of the WFDB and foster the opportunity for women to play an equally prominent role in our industry.
- Become a focal point for sponsoring and contributing to those who are less fortunate. This is to be done in ways that have a positive impact on their lives and that of our industry.
The group is a beneficiary of a De Beers program. The Company invited 25 members to visit the Venetian mines in South Africa, as highlighted on the website.
“The diamond industry over its long history has been shaped and nurtured by many different generations of diamantaires,” said Yoram Dvash, Acting President, WFDB. He further added – “We are happy to see the younger members of our industry actively engaging in discussions regarding critical issues and exploring how they can build on the rich legacy of this industry.”
“We are bringing together people who would never get the opportunity to meet. We introduced discussions on topics that Young Diamantaires wanted to discuss but didn’t have the opportunities to do so. As a founding member I am extremely proud of what we have achieved to date,” said Rachel Sahar, in charge of Public Relations for the YDs.
“We saw firsthand the tremendous work De Beers was doing within the community and felt, as Young Diamantaires, we needed to contribute. Currently, our committees from South Africa, UK and Australia are defining the framework to deliver results into the future,” commented Tamara Gabay, who looks after Fundraising for YDs.
“Building this website meant we can express ourselves visually the way we wanted,” said noted Harsh Shah and Chris Zoettli, who are handling Website Development at YDs. “We were given total freedom, and have plans to add functionality to the site. The site will never be a trading platform, but a resource center for Young Diamantaires worldwide, to help them improve and grow their businesses.”