Agenda Dubai


Monday 29th March 2004 


16.00 – 18.30           Registration –


19:00 – 21.00           Welcome Reception

Indochine Restaurant, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai

Sponsored by G.I.A

Welcome: Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman, Ports Customs & Free Zone Authority

Guest Speaker:  Dr Mohammed Khalfan bin Kherbash, Minister of Finance & Industry, United Arab Emirates


Tuesday 30th March ‏2004 


08:00  – 09:00           Registration

Al Ameera Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hotel


09:00  – 17:00                 Meetings

Al Ameera Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hotel


09:00 – 13:00

  • Chairman’s Report- Mr Eli Izhakoff
  • Mr. Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman, De Beers Group of Companies


An Overview of the Kimberley Process

  • Mr. Abbey Chikane, Immediate Past Chairman, The Kimberley Process
  • Mr. Tim Martin, Chairman, The Kimberley Process
  • H.E. Viatcheslav Shtyrov, President, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)


NGO Perspectives

  • Mr. Ian Smillie, Partnership Africa – Canada
  • Mr. Alex Yearsley, Global Witness
  • Ms. Corinna Gilfillan, Global Witness



  • Open Discussion


13:00 – 14:30           Luncheon

Awtar Restaurant


14:30 – 17:00          Bankers’ Perspectives on the Diamond Trade

  • Moderator: Mr. Peter Gross, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ABN Amro Bank International Division, Belgium


  • Open Discussion


20.00 pm                         Meeting Point-Main Entrance, Convention Centre, Grand Hyatt

Dubai – Transportation will be arranged


20.30 pm                         Gala Dinner, Peregrine Ballroom, Arabian Court

One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel

Sponsored by ABN AMRO