Interview with Willy Rotti, president of the Diamantclub van Antwerpen

Interview with Willy Rotti, president of the Diamantclub van Antwerpen

Establishing a new fair is not easy. What is it about the ADTF formula that has enabled it to succeed? As is often the case with successful formulas, the concept of the ADTF has proven rather simple, but highly effective. By inviting a select range of diamond buyers to Antwerp, the majority of whom are prominent jewelry manufacturers and retailers, we offer a unique experience: direct access to many diamond companies on the floors of the trading halls of the Club and of the Beurs voor Diamanthandel (Antwerp Diamond Bourse). While many of these visitors may have done business with Antwerp companies, and perhaps even visited Antwerp diamond pavilions at […]

Interview with Maurice Fischler, president of the Beurs voor Diamanthandel

Interview with Maurice Fischler, president of the Beurs voor Diamanthandel

Why did your bourse originally establish the ADTF? For many years, our industry umbrella organization, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has been instrumental in branding diamonds from Antwerp all over the world in different ways. Antwerp’s diamond trade is prominently showcased at international gem and jewellery shows throughout Asia and in the United States. However, before our bourse launched the ADTF in 2010, Antwerp did not have its own trade fair in Antwerp and that has now been remedied. In 2011, toward the second edition of the ADTF, our bourse joined forces with our sister bourse, the Diamantclub of Antwerp to expand the space available and the number of […]