Diamond Board of Namibia
2015 International Diamond Conference
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OMUGONGO:

It is a great tree under which society comes together to discuss matters affecting the community in a democratic manner. In the Diamond industry, we too value this sense of coming together.

Our tree is built from branches of knowledge, respect and a united vision: Facing the Challenges for Contemporary Beneficiation in the Diamond Industry.

Namibia welcomes you, to The International Diamond Conference 2015: Omugongo, A Cut Above The Rest.

Programme
Programme

Programme

Challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa:

How can we make this industry viable and sustainable?

 

Sunday, 22 November 2015 - Safari Hotel
17:30 - 19:30 Pre-Registration  

PLEASE NOTE: THE PROGRAMME IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE


Monday, 23 November 2015 - Safari Hotel
07:30 - 09:00 Registration, Coffee, Networking  
09:00 - 09:30 Namibian National Anthem & AU Anthem Inauguration and addressing the gathering. Keynote: Namibia perspective: challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa Hon. Obeth Mbui Kandjoze, Minister of Mines & Energy, Namibia
09:30 - 10:00 Challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa: How can we make this industry viable and sustainable Chaim Even Zohar (Moderator) Principal of Tacy Ltd;
Pranay Narvekar (Co-Moderator), Partner at the management consulting company Pharos Beam Consulting LLP
10:00 - 10:30 Beneficiation in Africa, where we were, where we are now, where are we going and can it be sustainable? Ernest Blom, President, World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), President, Diamond Bourse, Johannesburg, SA
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee & Networking  
11:00 - 11:30 Diamond Beneficiation: Think global. Think Local. Stephen Lussier, Executive Vice President, Forever Mark, De Beers
11:30 - 12:00 Challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa: How can we make this industry viable and sustainable Maurice Tempelsman, Chairman of the board of directors of Lazare Kaplan International Inc. (LKI)
12:00 - 12:30 Sustainable 'beneficiation' the beginning or the end of a dream? Burhan Seber, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Turkey in Namibia; Managing Director Hard Stone Processing(Pty.)Ltd.; Former President of DIAMAN
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 14:30 Marine Mining to Sustain Namibian Diamond Production Kombadayedu Kapwanga, Managing Director, LLD Diamonds Namibia(Pty)Ltd
14:30 - 15:00 Beneficiation in Challenging Times: Maximizing Revenue Through Strategic Partnerships Ari Epstein, CEO, Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC)
15:00 - 15:30 Beneficiation: global context for diamond cutting and polishing Shihaleni Ndjaba, Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Diamond Company(NDTC)
15:30 - 16:00 Challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa: How can we make this industry viable and sustainable Cecil Khosa, General Manager: Regulatory Compliance for the South African Diamondand Precious Metals Regulator(SADPMR).
16:00 - 16:30 Maximising diamond beneficiation's impact in the poverty fight: A Namibian Perspective Ndeulipula Hamutumwa, Managing Director of Ongudi Investments (Pty) Ltd
16:30 - 17:00 Panel discussion Chaim Even Zohar (Moderator) Principal of Tacy Ltd;
Pranay Narvekar (Co-Moderator), Partner at the management consulting company Pharos Beam Consulting LLP

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - Safari Hotel
09:00 - 09:15 Second Day Conference, Opening Remarks Chaim Even Zohar (Moderator) Principal of Tacy Ltd;
Pranay Narvekar (Co-Moderator), Partner at the management consulting company Pharos BeamConsulting LLP
09:15 - 09:45 Challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa: How can we make this industry viable and sustainable Hon. Walter Chidakwa - Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Zimbabwe
09:45 - 10:15 What Namibia and Botswana need to do to make beneficiation work Professor Roman Grynberg, Professor Economics & Management Sciences, University of Namibia
10:15 - 10:35 Coffee & Networking  
10:35 - 10:50 Escort to Ministry of Mines - Vehicles outside the conference venue  
10:50 - 11:20 The National Earth Science Museum, MME Namibia Shining Lights Exhibition Opening exclusive to the delegation. Heritage Journey.  
11:20 - 11:40 Book Launch: Diamond Book Of Namibia, A Beautiful Journey Mr.Simeon Niilenge Negumbo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy
11:40 - 12:00 Escort to Safari Hotel - Vehicles outside the conference venue  
12:00 - 12:20 Book launch: The Global Diamond Industry: Economics and Development. It brings together a collection of papers covering various aspects of the diamond industry including economics, law, history, sociology and development. Professor Roman Grynberg, Professor Economics & Management Sciences, University of Namibia
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 14:30 Challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa: How can we make this industry viable and sustainable Conrad Dempsey, Co – Head of RMB Namibia, Corporate and Investment Banking Division of FNB Namibia
14:30 - 15:00 Conclusive speech - Challenges facing diamond beneficiationin Southern Africa: How can we make this industry viable and sustainable Kennedy Hamutenya, Diamond Commissioner of Namibia
15:00 - 15:30 Closing Remarks - Namibian National Anthem & AU Anthem Chaim Even Zohar (Moderator) Principal of Tacy Ltd;
Pranay Narvekar (Co-Moderator), Partner at the management consulting company Pharos BeamConsulting LLP
19:00 - 20:00 GALA DINNER Reception at the Parliament Gardens, Windhoek, Namibia