31 May '15, 2am

Philippe Mellier's Speech Transcript From JCK Talks Series - Rapaport #branding #luxury

The following transcript by De Beers Group CEO, Philippe Mellier, was delivered on May 29, 2015 during a JCK Talks panel discussion. Good afternoon everybody and welcome to De Beers’ Insight session at the 2015 JCK Las Vegas Show. It’s great to see such a strong representation here, with people traveling from far and wide to attend this important industry event. My own journey over from Europe always affords me some time on the airplane to catch up with reading and as I looked through some of the media reports on the diamond industry in the lead up to the show, I was reminded of how two people can look at exactly the same image and see something entirely different – it’s all a matter of perspective And the diamond industry has felt a little like this recently. There has been a fair amount of apparently conflicting information – one day there will be a story of a growing in...

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