Rapaport Trade Mission
to Surat, India
The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce
our Trade Mission to Surat, India
Monday, April 8 through Thursday, April 11, 2019
The trip to Surat will provide an unprecedented opportunity for members of the diamond and jewelry trade to meet and interact with the diamond cutters, dealers and market makers in the world’s largest diamond cutting center. Surat is home to an estimated 500,000 diamond cutters, who manufacture over 90% of the world’s polished diamonds.
In Surat, you will experience the real diamond market at the source. You will meet the people behind the diamonds and gain an insider’s understanding of how the diamond market works.
We will meet cutters at small and medium-size companies, as well as leaders at large factories employing thousands of workers. We will visit one of the world’s most sophisticated and technology advanced diamond cutting factories and learn how the largest and most precious of fancy-color diamonds are cut.
Jewelers, dealers, manufacturers and trade professionals are invited to register their applications for the trip via https://bit.ly/2HQKNR7.
Space is limited due to logistical consideration, so register now!
For additional information, please email: SuratTrip@Rapaport.com.
Please note: While the goal of the trip is to learn about the people and the market, participants wishing to buy diamonds should contact us so that suitable arrangements can be made.
The fee for the trip is $2,060 per participant. Rapaport will provide all ground arrangements, including hotels, food, and transportation. Accommodations will be in a 5-star hotel in Mumbai and a 4-star hotel in Surat. Air-fare is not included.
The Rapaport Team can assist you with obtaining visas and travel arrangements. The official program ends after breakfast Friday. Participants may wish to extend their stay at their expense. Add-on excursions to tourist destinations such as the Taj Mahal in Agra can be arranged.
Participants should complete the online registration application as soon as possible. Rapaport will notify applicants that have been selected for the trip on an ongoing basis. Click here to register.
Monday Arrival in Mumbai.
20:00 Welcome Dinner; Overnight in Mumbai.
Tuesday 05:00 Depart to Surat
11:00 Visit technology advanced diamond factory
14:00 Visit Mahidharpura Diamond Market and small to medium-sized diamond factories
19:00 Dinner with Surat Diamond Community.
Meet, Greet and make connections.
Overnight in Surat
Wednesday Participants wishing to buy diamonds will have an opportunity to do so
in Surat on Wednesday and Thursday. Participants may wish to use
the Rapaport Surat Buying Office which provides a broad range of added-value
buying services including expert gemological grading, sorting, synthetic testing,
payment and shipping services. Buying services may also be available in Mumbai.
10:00 Visit large-scale diamond factories Diamond buying; Rapaport Surat Buying Office
13:00 Lunch and Surat Diamond Development Conference
Discovering Opportunities in the Surat Market
18:00 Depart to Mumbai. Dinner during travel to Mumbai. Diamond buyers may stay in Surat
Thursday 10:00 Visit Bharat Diamond Bourse
Meet with diamond companies
14:00 Diamond Connections
Opportunity for small groups to meet specialized suppliers
19:00 Concluding dinner with members of the Mumbai diamond community
Friday Departure to airport. Optional travel extensions available.
Please note: Itinerary is subject to change and may be different for participants wishing to buy diamonds.
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