“On behalf of the Republic of Botswana, we are grateful for this global recognition by the Diamond Empowerment Fund,” said H.E. Tebelelo Seretse, Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States.
D.E.F President Phyllis Bergman commented: “We are thrilled to honor the country of Botswana at Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas.”
The inaugural Diamonds In The Sky took place in November 2010 in London and proudly honored Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman of the De Beers Group, and Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank.
Diamonds In The Sky Hong Kong, which took place in September 2011, honored Dr. Cheng Yu-tung Chairman of Chow Tai Fook Group and Cynthia Carroll Chief Executive of Anglo American plc.
Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas will bring together a unique mix of the international diamond jewelry industry, government officials from diamond producing nations, dignitaries and celebrities from fashion and entertainment.
The proceeds will benefit D.E.F’s ‘Diamonds Do Good’ mission of providing higher education scholarships for youth from diamond-producing countries.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund was co-founded by Russell Simmons and leaders in the diamond industry in 2007.
For more information on Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas, visit www.diamondempowerment.org.
(Source: Diamond Empowerment Fund)