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Big names in the world's diamond sector gather in Saurimo next week

The Saurimo Diamond Pole, inaugurated by João Lourenço in August, will be the stage for the first International Diamond Conference (AIDC) and the presentation of business opportunities in the diamond subsector, to be held from 25 to 27 November.

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Some participating names are now becoming known, and the presence of the Special Coordinator for the Establishment of the Angola Diamond Exchange, Peter Meeus and the Executive Director of the company Sarine Techologies (leader in the development, manufacture and sale of technology products) have already been confirmed. for the global diamond industry), David Block.

According to the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, the presence of Bernold Richerzhagen, founder and Executive Director of Synova, is also noteworthy. He is also the inventor of the patented Laser MicroJet process, whereby a laser beam is guided to the workpiece by a jet of fine water to, among other things, shape, drill and cut diamonds and jewelry.

The names of Pierre De Bosscher, European Director of Delgatto Diamond Finance Fund and global financier of the diamond industry, and of Herman Grütter, holder of vast accumulated experience working in Angola for BHP Billiton, are also confirmed.

The event is scheduled to analyze topics related to geological-mining research, diamond exploration in Angola, diamond cutting, marketing and world diamond market, technological innovation and logistics in the industry, financing of diamond projects, as well as exhibitions on information geological, mining operations, mining equipment, support services to the mining industry and jewelry.

The conference will bring together mining ministers from the main African diamond producing nations, leaders of diamond companies, national and international industry experts, multinationals such as Alrosa, Rio Tinto and Anglo American, international media specializing in the sector and businessmen.

According to the secretary of State for Mineral Resources and coordinator of the AIDC, Jânio Corrêa Víctor, the speakers and other international guests will arrive in Angola next Tuesday, the 23rd.

"We have new facilities for the conferences, the Diamantiferous Development Pole of Saurimo, and hotel reservations and all the logistical support for the event are being taken care of, so that it runs smoothly," guaranteed the official.

The minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino Azevedo, will make a presentation of the sector to different national and international operators, in order to explore business opportunities with companies and other agents in the national mining industry.