The objective of our inaugural symposium was to bring together LGD industry leaders and stakeholders to identify concrete initiatives and create value for all supply chain stakeholders.
This event was explicitly not about LGDs versus natural diamonds.
The LGD Symposium gathered stakeholders active in the LGD value chain and those interested in exploring it. This event welcomed a representative and balanced set of participants (growers, manufacturers, retailers, and financial institutions) to ensure all perspectives were included. Participants were the main driving force behind the event’s conversations, outcomes and the LGD industry’s destiny.
Retailers were particularly important to this gathering. Given the abundant supply of LGDs, the challenge is to build product value without relying on scarcity. Retailers are at the forefront of creating value through product design, branding, and long-term positioning. This has been especially true in the US market.
The symposium debated and answered the following questions with concrete and actionable elements through a joint and collaborative effort.
The following topics were addressed:
The LGD Symposium was hosted at the iconic Atlantis Hotel on The Palm.