Mining Meet and Greet

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David Gavin DBC President, Charles Fipke and Deputy Minister Peter Vician

David Gavin DBC President, Charles Fipke and Deputy Minister Peter Vician. Photo courtesy of Irina Lytchak of Canadian Jeweller Magazine.

The Diamond Bourse of Canada hosted various prominent members of the Canadian mining industry at its Toronto office for a Mining Meet & Greet on Tuesday March 3, 2015.

During the course of the event, Diamond Bourse of Canada President David Gavin addressed the attendees with the following statement, “Deputy Minister Peter Vician, Assistant Deputy Minister Deborah Archibald, distinguished guests, fellow members of the board, ladies and gentlemen; I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the Diamond Bourse of Canada. The Bourse is a diamond and gemstone trading facility and we are an industry association that provides a variety of unique industry specific services. For example, we have a bonded warehouse facility, a loose diamond trading floor, a Sarine machine, as well as a fully equipped lab with a Diamond Sure machine kindly donated to us by De Beers, safety deposit boxes and clerical services to name a few.”

Mining Meet & Greet

From left to right, Mr. Samuel Chmielash, Director; Mr. Jeffrey Brenner, Treasurer; Mr. David Gavin, President; Mr. Robert Hawkins, Legislative Assembly of the NWT.  Photo courtesy of Irina Lytchak of Canadian Jeweller Magazine

Mr. Gavin went on to say that the Bourse came about with the help of the Canadian diamond industry stakeholders, including the Ontario provincial government as well as the Government of the Northwest Territories.

“We have been in existence for six years now,” adds Mr. Gavin. “ We have a membership of 80+ members, made up of both local and international diamantaires. We are a relatively young Bourse as is our diamond mining counterparts here in Canada but we seem to be making ourselves heard. We recently accepted our induction into the World Federation of Diamond Bourses which has raised our profile and has increased our relevance on the world stage.”

Guests at the Event. Photo courtesy of Irina Lytchak of Canadian Jeweller Magazine.

 

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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).

Click here to read the whole story on Rapaport

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.)

Interview with David Gavin, President Diamond Bourse of Canada

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Rami Baron President of the DIAMOND DEALERS CLUB OF AUSTRALIA and executive member of the WORLD FEDERATION OF DIAMOND BOURSES interviews David Gavin, President Diamond Bourse of Canada.

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!

Oh (A Bourse in) Canada!

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Oh (A Bourse in) Canada!

To find out more about this burgeoning bourse IDEX editor-in-chief Danielle Max put some questions to Diamond Bourse of Canada (DBC) president David Gavin.