WFDB Accepts the Diamond Bourse of Canada as New Member

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WFDB Accepts the Diamond Bourse of Canada as New Member

WFDB Accepts the Diamond Bourse of Canada as New Member

The Diamond Bourse of Canada is pleased to announce our induction into the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) on June 16, 2014. DBC is the 29th Bourse to be inducted and Bourse President, Mr. David Gavin, accepted this distinguished honour on behalf of the Diamond Bourse of Canada from Mr. Ernie Blom, President of the WFDB.

“Being accepted as the 29 member of the WFDB has raised our profile on the world stage and solidifies our positioning allowing us to coordinate strategies on issues of common interest“ David Gavin.

WFDB members approved the applications at the 36th World Diamond Congress in Antwerp which opened on Monday. The Congress is the bi-annual meeting of WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA).

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RAPAPORT Profile: David Gavin

RAPAPORT Profile: David Gavin

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The Diamond Bourse of Canada began operations in 2010, providing a bourse to the world’s third-largest diamond mining country by value. David Gavin was re-elected to a second term as president of the bourse at the end of May this year.

Name: David Gavin
From: Canada
Company: Diamond Bourse of Canada – President

Rapaport News: What characterizes the Canadian diamond jewelry market? Does it mirror the U.S. market?

DG: It is similar to the U.S. market but on a smaller scale. The recently approved Signet acquisition of the Canadian jewelry chains People’s and Mappin’s, which fall under the Zale banner, is a good thing for the Canadian market because such players tend to bring fresh ideas into the marketplace. In general, there’s a lot of cross-pollination between the U.S. and Canadian markets.

This means that there will be some synergies for the Canadian bourse and the U.S. market because we do have some U.S. members that don’t have offices and locations in Canada. The bourse gives them a place to hang their hat when they come and it gives them some sort of reference point in terms of finding customers.

The same is true for our Canadian members. We are a resource and a reference point for them. We can point them in the right direction depending on their needs. We really are a compass for them in terms of being plugged into certain associations or interest groups where we can see what trends are emerging in the market and help guide our members. 

Our membership with the WFDB will also provide access to all of the diamond bourses around the world. It will expose us to all of their events and things that are happening around the world that we haven’t had access to before. This means that we will receive a whole new source of information that will be of great use to our members.

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ELECTIONS HELD AT DIAMOND BOURSE OF CANADA

David Gavin has been re-elected as the President of the Diamond Bourse of Canada

Toronto, May 20, 2014 — Elections were held at the Diamond Bourse of Canada on May 8, 2014, electing officers to the board of directors for a new 2 year term in office.

As a result, during the first meeting of the incoming DBC Board, the Executive Committee was elected and unchanged with the exception of David Gavin also serving as Treasurer.  David Gavin was re-elected as President-Treasurer.  Allen Shechtman was re-elected Vice President and Jeffrey Brenner was re-elected as Secretary.  Others elected to the board of directors include: Greg Jacobson, Samuel Chmielash, and Sampat Poddar and past president Bhushan Vora.

David Gavin has served on the DBC board since its inception in 2009.  He later assumed the office of Treasurer and served until his appointment to President in 2012 and subsequent re-election this year.

The new board is mainly comprised of members who have served on either the first or second board of directors and have been elected to return.  10 members stood in the elections vying for 7 positions with 1 new member Sam Chmielash winning a spot on the board.

DBC ELECTION RESULTS 2014

A big thank you to all of the candidates for running and making such impassioned and inspiring declarations to the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week.  It was a pleasure to hear you speak and I hope this experience will encourage you to run again in future elections.

Announcing the newly elected DBC Board of Directors for 2014-2016:

  1. David Gavin, President 
  2. Greg Jacobson
  3. Samuel Chmielash 
  4. Jeffrey Brenner 
  5. Allen Shechtman 
  6. Sampat Poddar 
  7. Bhushan Vora 

Thank you to Razi Mizrahi and Deepak Kumar for scrutinizing and confirming each and every vote.  A big thank you to every member who attended the AGM today and those who took the time to vote.


 DBC ELECTION 2014: ORIGINAL CANDIDATE LIST

Presidential Candidate:

David Gavin (The Global Gem Group)

Director Candidates:

Samuel Chmielash (MSD Gem Lab Company)
Bhushan Vora (Gem Star Inc.)
Allen Shechtman (The Martin Ross Group)
Jeffrey Brenner (Jaybee Trading Inc.)
Greg Jacobson (Northam Diamonds)
Sampat Poddar (Byrex Gems Inc.)
Minesh Shah (Diaco Inc.)
Albert Wizman (Wizman Gems International)
Filip Zimerman (Zimmy Diamonds Inc.)

Flight Centre Business Travel

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Dear Bourse Member,

As a Diamond Bourse of Canada member we now bring you the benefit of services from Flight Centre Business Travel, which provide great value on flights, hotels and car services.  Please find the relevant forms attached for your use at the bottom of this message. 

The DBC Business Development Manager is Richard Pummell, feel free to call or email him to discuss any questions you may have, his contact information is provided at the end of this email.

Here are the services that are most beneficial to you:  

  • Dedicating a Business Travel Consultant and backup team for your business; this consultant will assist with all travel needs (e.g. air, hotels, car rental, meeting and conference coordination, town car service, etc.)
  • Prompt service, replying within 15 minutes to acknowledge receipt of your travel request and travel options provided to you within 2 business hours.
  • Local, personalized service including 24 hour “on-call” emergency service:  From anywhere in the world this allows us to make changes and issue tickets at any time there should be a last minute, or emergency requirement
  • Personalized traveller profile forms for all travellers: This will allow Flight Centre to fully understand needs, preferences, loyalty programs etc. to turnaround your travel booking experience with less hassle and less time
  • Clear, organized and concise reporting/invoicing:  Our reporting and invoicing can be sent directly to accounting or travellers to manage their expenses efficiently – this involves an invoice with each booking, as well as a monthly summary of all transactions (Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly etc.). We can also further breakdown reporting to type of expense (e.g. flight vs. hotel vs. car), supplier specific, traveller specific, etc.
  • Receiving multiple options: (minimum of 3 unless otherwise requested) on all travel requests (e.g. lowest fare, most direct, best value, etc)
  • Access to our Negotiated Rates: We will strive to find all opportunities to reduce costs by using our contracted rates where possible
  • Travel Reviews: Flight Centre Business Travel offers consistent and regular evaluation of Travel Spend to see where savings, corporate rates can be negotiated
  • Flexibility included under a service fee of $35/booking – this is a flat fee regardless of add-ons (hotel, car rental, etc) or destination. We do not charge additional fees for using emergency phone, making changes to tickets, reporting, etc.

Here are the relevant forms for your use:

Traveler Profile Form Fillable (307 KB)

FCBT Credit Card Authorisation (1617 KB)

 
Richard Pummell
Business Development Manager 

Flight Centre Business Travel – Canada
Direct: 647 220 2037 
richard.pummell@flightcentre.ca 
www.flightcentre.ca/business/ 

The Fine Jewellery Auction Industry

 

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In anticipation of the upcoming Dupuis Fall Auction on November 24th, the GIA Ontario Alumni Association, in partnership with the Diamond Bourse of Canada, invites you to join guest presenter Duncan Parker for an evening dedicated to

 The Fine Jewellery Auction Industry

 This educational and networking opportunity will also allow non-Bourse members to discover the organization’s facility and daily operations, as well as exchange with key industry peers and colleagues

 on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, from 7pm to 9pm

 at the Diamond Bourse facility located at:  27 Queen Street East, suite #701

 Member/Student Fee: $10 – Guest Fee: $15  (Cash payment at event)

 Due to high demand in past events and limited seating, RSVP is required: giaalumniontario@gmail.com 

 Join us as we learn how an auction works, how to recognize types and periods of jewels, as well as the role that gemmologists play in the auction process.  Duncan will also share key information about items that are generally of most note at an auction, as well as specific examples from the upcoming Dupuis Fall auction.

 About the presenter:

Duncan Parker is Vice President at Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers. He is also President of The Canadian Gemmological Association, President of Jewellers Vigilance Canada, as well as former partner at Harold Weinstein Gemmological Laboratory, and long-time educator at the Canadian Gemmological Association, George Brown College, and Ryerson University’s Life Institute.

Please join us for a memorable evening!

ISRAEL DIAMOND WEEK AT THE DIAMOND DEALERS CLUB

ImageDDC President Reuven Kaufman has extended an invitation to all Diamond Bourse of Canada members for Israel week at the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) during the week of November 11-14, 2013.

Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) President Reuven Kaufman announced that for the second edition of Israel Diamond Week (IDW), his Bourse will host more than 100 Israel diamond companies from the Israel Diamond Exchange.

DBC members must register with the Diamond Bourse of Canada to attend please call: 416-663-3262 or by email: info@diamondbourse.ca

For more information about the Diamond Dealers Club: http://www.nyddc.com/

Welcome to the Diamond Bourse of Canada

We create, invigorate and enhance all diamond trading activities in Canada, by offering efficient services & innovative trading solutions to industry stakeholders.

‘The Bourse’ is an exclusive institution, whose history, traditions and facilities make it unique in Canada. Members subscribe to – and are bound by – a strict code of ethics and best business practice.

Although ‘The Bourse’ does not sell direct to the public we are a very important and integral part of the industry and we hope you find our site informative.