Israel Diamond Institute

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The Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) is a non-profit, public interest company that represents organizations and institutions involved in Israel’s diamond industry.[1] The main functions of the Institute are marketing and business development, promotion of rough diamond trading, professional training, security consultancy, technological research and development and trade shows.[2]

Established in 1967, the IDI’s role is to promote the Israeli diamond industry worldwide. Israel’s Diamond Industry is one of the country’s leading industries with the export of polished diamonds accounting for over 20 percent of the state’s total exports. The IDI has representative offices in Hong Kong and New York that help Israeli diamond companies to expand their markets and facilitate ties with local diamond traders.

The IDI constructs national pavilions at international jewelry and diamond trade shows, which often host dozens of Israeli diamantaires' booths. The IDI also represents the Israeli Diamond Industry at numerous trade shows all over the world, year round. The IDI’s managing director is Eli Avidar.

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  1. ^ [1], Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  2. ^ [2], Retrieved 2010-02-03.

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