Press Releases Shmuel Schnitzer Elected Chairman of Israel Diamond Institute Published 5 years ago on February 5, 2016 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet (Press Release) ANTWERP BELGIUM – Shmuel Schnitzer has been elected the new chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI). Afterwards, WFDB President Ernie Blom said it is critical in challenging times for the diamond industry’s major global organizations to be led by experienced industry figures. “I would like to congratulate Shmuel not only on his election, but also for his willingness to continue to provide his vast knowledge and experience of our industry for the benefit of the trade,” says Blom. “Shmuel has only just finished his fourth term overall as president of the Israel Diamond Exchange and has also served as WFDB president.” Blom added: “He is now serving as the chairman of the WFDB’s Trade and Business Committee, and his knowledge of the issues is invaluable. It is not always easy to find the time to serve the industry, but Shmuel has the concept of public service built into him and has always been willing to help the Israeli and global diamond trade. “It is all the more important for diamond industry figures like Shmuel to continue to play a role as head of a trade body due to the challenging conditions facing the diamond business. There is no shortage of issues facing us, and having input from experienced leaders is critical in enabling us to take our industry forward and to find solutions. I look forward to being able to call on Shmuel’s assistance in the coming years, and I applaud him for taking on another big industry challenge. The Israeli diamond industry will benefit hugely from having him as head of the IDI.” Advertisement Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Tacori Launches Direct-to-Consumer Online Ordering Don't Miss Tapper’s Diamonds Raises $23K for Local Charities Continue Reading Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Wilkerson Testimonials Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.” You may like Promoted Headlines Digital Warrior: A Conversation with GemFind’s Alex Fetanat GemFind A Sales Meeting Platform for The 21st Century The Plumb Club With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss! Chic Pistachio Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases23 hours ago GJEPC Signs MoU with eBay Press Releases23 hours ago Joseph Varjabedian Passed Away Due to COVID-19 Headlines1 day ago Signet to Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15/Hour Fun4 days ago 54 Funny Memes That Will Make You Say ‘Yup, That’s Life in Retail!’ Headlines1 week ago Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring May Be Worth $1M+ Headlines1 week ago $5.2M in Fake Cartier Jewelry Seized in Kentucky Sponsored Content3 days ago Digital Warrior: A Conversation with GemFind’s Alex Fetanat Jimmy Degroot1 week ago Video: Sharpen Your Bridal Jewelry Presentations Sponsored Content1 week ago With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss! Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Fun4 days ago 54 Funny Memes That Will Make You Say ‘Yup, That’s Life in Retail!’ Headlines1 week ago Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring May Be Worth $1M+ Headlines1 week ago $5.2M in Fake Cartier Jewelry Seized in Kentucky Benchmarks1 week ago These Jewelry Retailers Grab Shoppers’ Interest with Inventive Displays Headlines2 days ago Bergio Acquires Online Jewelry Retailer Aphrodite’s Hot Sellers1 week ago These Were the Top-Selling Jewelry Brands and Categories in January, According To Our Brain Squad Columns3 days ago 3 Tips to Becoming the Most Resilient Jewelry Store Owner You Know Sponsored Content1 week ago With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss!